The Employee Of the Year is a UCA full-time staff member that has shown extraordinary performance to the University community over the past year. This person is a well-rounded employee that goes above and beyond and truly cares about students, colleagues, and UCA.
Dr. Patrick Desrochers, Chair of the Department of Chemistry, writes:
Christy anticipates needs before they are manifest. Evidence of this is her proactive approach to researching and troubleshooting departmental needs while they are only in the discussion stage. This establishes her as a valuable contributing member of the department’s administration. She often makes inquiries (by phone or email), based on planning discussion, and on her own initiative that provide useful data on which a final departmental decision can be made. This greatly increases the efficiency of departmental operations and increases the volume of work accomplished.
Christy’s knowledge of hiring, budgetary, and purchasing procedures at UCA is a real plus for the department. This knowledge translates into timely purchasing and good stewardship of departmental budget allocations.
Christy is consistently courteous to faculty and students coming to the department seeking help with classes, etc. This contributes to a positive work environment and to a positive perception from the students about chemistry and UCA.
The department is stronger at better able to meet its obligations with Christy in the office.
The award was presented at the 2015 Employee Service Awards held on Thursday, April 16th, in the Student Center Ballroom.