Career Staff Association Grapevine Award Recipients Recognized

csa-grapevine-270wValencia’s Career Staff Association (CSA) Grapevine Awards are a way for employees to acknowledge and recognize career staff colleagues for performing good deeds or service performed “beyond the call of duty.”

Congratulations to the following career staff employees who received Grapevine Awards from May 2014 through July 2014:

  • Amy Downs, Instructional Assistant, Sr., West Campus
  • Barbara Bisogno, Accounts Receivable Specialist, Bursar’s Office, West Campus
  • Candice Moss, West Campus, Implementation Coordinator, Continuing Professional Education
  • David Harris, Financial Aid Specialist, West Campus
  • Gary Morgan, Academic Advisor, West Campus
  • Kevin Moss, Assessment Coordinator, West Campus
  • Maybelle Appoo, Financial Aid Specialist, Winter Park Campus
  • Michelle Rodriguez, Accounts Receivable Specialist, Bursar’s Office, West Campus
  • Rachel Gibson, Administrative Assistant, West Campus
  • Sandra Felton, Custodian, West Campus (two nominations)
  • Victor Saul, Accounts Receivable Specialist, West Campus

Click here to read summaries of the award winners’ work that captured the attention of their peers.

The following photos were taken at the recipients’ award ceremonies.

sandra-felton-groveLeft to right: Ozella Knox, training support specialist; Grapevine Award Recipient Sandra Felton, custodian; Annette Verdejo, staff assistant II; Candace Richards, administrative assistant; and Elizabeth Parsons, business office specialist

amy-downs-gva-270wLeft to right: Elizabeth Renn, dean of communications, and Grapevine Award Recipient Amy Downs, instructional assistant

 Candice-moss-gva-270w Left to right: Grapevine Award Recipient Candice Moss, implementation coordinator, and Ozella Knox, training support specialist


Left to right: Grapevine Award Recipient David Harris, financial aid specialist, and Donald Gibson, financial aid specialist


Left to right: Ed Holmes, campus director, advising, and Grapevine Award Recipient Gary Morgan, academic advisor

 kevin-moss-gva-270w Left to right: Erica Reese, director, standardized testing, and Grapevine Award Recipient Kevin Moss, assessment coordinator

 wp-grapevine-july14-270w Left to right: Grapevine Award Recipient Maybelle Appoo, financial aid specialist; Aaron Bergeson administrative assistant; and Christina Bolduc, administrative assistant

wc-gv-winners-july14-groveLeft to right: Alan Middleton, accounts receivable coordinator; Grapevine Award Recipients: Barbara Bisogno, accounts receivable specialist; Michelle Rodriguez, accounts receivable specialist; and Victor Saul, accounts receivable specialist

To nominate a career staff employee, visit the Career Staff Association website, then download and complete the Grapevine Award Nomination Form. Once complete, submit the form to your campus CSA chairperson. Campus chairs are listed on the form.

CSA is open to all career staff employees. Its goals are to address employee concerns, provide staff development and community outreach opportunities and to raise awareness about CSA-member benefits. For more information on the Career Staff Association, click here.


  • Ozella Knox said:

    It is CSA's honor to present Grapevine Awards to our colleagues…Grapevine Award nominations are accepted all year long, so keep them coming!

    AMWed, 13 Aug 2014 08:31:01 +0000Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:31:01 +0000am14,8:31 am

  • Liz Suarez said:

    Congratulations to all!

    AMWed, 13 Aug 2014 10:36:27 +0000Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:36:27 +0000am14,10:36 am

  • Kari Makepeace said:

    Keep up the great work ~ congrats to ALL of the Grapevine Award Winners!!!

    AMWed, 13 Aug 2014 11:40:54 +0000Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:40:54 +0000am14,11:40 am

  • J Jones said:

    Congratulations to each of the Grapevine Award winners and thanks to their peers who saw the value of exercising one of the College's strategic goals — that of investing in each other– by recognizing their "above and beyond" efforts.

    AMThu, 14 Aug 2014 11:31:48 +0000Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:31:48 +0000am14,11:31 am

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