Thirteen West Campus Employees Receive Grapevine Awards

The West Campus Career Staff Association (CSA) recently celebrated 13 employees with Grapevine Awards for demonstrating exemplary work or for providing outstanding service.

Jodi Criner, West Campus CSA chair, shared that the Grapevine Award is, “very beneficial as it acknowledges the ‘extra’ and ‘outstanding’ work that we do for students and our colleagues.”

Doing more than expected is why Patricia Lynch, senior instructional assistant, received recognition. Jodi explained that with no hesitation, Pat goes above and beyond her duties to learn new skills that will enable her to repair computer lab software and hardware.

“She is always eager to help with her positive attitude and easy-going demeanor,” said Jodi.

Another colleague recognized was Mary Ellen Davies, procurement operations manager, for taking on an additional job while her office searched for a new P-Card administrative coordinator.

“We all need a little pat on the back once in a while, and when we get noticed for [doing] an outstanding job or doing more than expected, it’s a nice, positive reward that really boosts self-esteem and value,” Jodi explained.

Pictured above is Daniela Vargas (right), financial aid clerk, and her supervisor Felecia Smith (left), coordinator of financial aid awards.

The following employees from the West Campus were recognized for their distinctive service:

Gary Pena, delivery courier; Todd Stinson, delivery courier; Daniela Vargas, financial aid clerk; Jan Keith, federal work-study clerk; Valerie Munden, financial aid specialist; Kelli Thomas, financial aid specialist; Latoya Ward, enrollment services coordinator; Franklin Cabral, financial aid specialist; Cherylyn Joseph, financial aid specialist; Angel Sanchez, federal work-study clerk; Patricia Lynch, senior instructional assistant; Luz Montanez, custodian; and Mary Ellen Davies, procurement operations manager.

Congratulations to all of the recipients!

Do you know a career-staff employee going above and beyond the call of duty? Nominate them for a Grapevine Award by completing the nomination form and submitting it to your campus CSA chair.


  • Donna Deitrick said:

    Good write up!

    AMWed, 20 Jun 2012 03:36:27 +0000Wed, 20 Jun 2012 03:36:27 +0000am12,3:36 am

  • Jen said:

    Congrats Daniela!!! You deserve it!!! 🙂

    AMWed, 20 Jun 2012 04:40:29 +0000Wed, 20 Jun 2012 04:40:29 +0000am12,4:40 am

  • Jodi Criner said:

    I applaud all Valencia employees for our great service to students and staff. Keep up the good work!

    AMWed, 20 Jun 2012 05:01:27 +0000Wed, 20 Jun 2012 05:01:27 +0000am12,5:01 am

  • Gloria Hines, Counse said:

    Congratulations to all the Grapevine winners! As a Counselor I could not do what I do without all of you. Our Career Staff is the backbone of the college!! Thank you for all your hard work. You all ROCK!

    AMWed, 20 Jun 2012 05:18:29 +0000Wed, 20 Jun 2012 05:18:29 +0000am12,5:18 am

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