The 2020 Administrative Professional Star Award recognizes AP employees who demonstrate outstanding individual performance at CSU. Numerous nominations were submitted and the following six APs shined the most.
PV Manufacturing Lab, Mechanical Engineering
Amit brings enthusiasm to the lab and continually takes the initiative for team-building opportunities with other departments. Amit has excelled at working with several companies around the world to secure materials and specialty supplies at no cost and is working with a local company to obtain donated equipment for their labs, to make the most of limited funding. He is an empathetic mentor who stands out to colleagues and students that work with him.
Academic Advisor, Continuing Education
Amy demonstrated an exemplary willingness to go above and beyond in her position when her department recently experienced significant staff attrition this year. As an emergent leader, she rose to the task of taking on multiple responsibilities outside of her position to ensure the needs of students were still met. Amy strives to advocate for healthy work-life integration and is serving as a representative on the AP Council to ensure this is a focal point of their goals. Amy is not only appreciated by her co-workers but also students she interacts with, who are constantly praising her work.
Business Manager, Athletics
Brandon is recognized for being an efficient, hard-working, supportive leader who succeeds in bringing ease to stressful situations. He provides exemplary customer service to a wide variety of CSU employees, students, and outside organizations, building positive relationships with every interaction. Brandon continually offers assistance to anyone in need while still maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
International Student & Scholar Advisor, International Programs
John conveys dedication and enthusiasm to his colleagues and students every day. He is an active member of many university committees, groups and events, and frequently represents CSU at professional conferences. John exemplifies the Principles of Community as he consistently works with international students to help them navigate the struggles with social, cultural, and U.S. campus adjustments.
Counseling Services, CSU Health Network
Lisa is an incredible asset to the university and works closely with a diverse group of students. She works hard to create a spirit of longevity with the team and ensures everyone strives for a healthy work-life balance with their high demanding jobs. Lisa models a balanced humility that demonstrates holding back to allow others a voice in discussions yet speaking up when is necessary.
Lab Manager, Engineering Technology Services
Nick represents his department with the highest level of professionalism, great communication skills, and technical savviness. He successfully manages numerous labs and classrooms on main and foothills campus. Nick is always one of the first to volunteer for assisting with events, projects and assuming responsibilities outside of his job description. He organizes recognition events for his graduating students and staff members and brings a sense of camaraderie to the workplace.
Additional information about the AP Star Award and past recipients can be found at https://ap.colostate.edu/awards/ap-stars-award/