<![CDATA[Candice Cobb selected as Fall 2016 Campus Services Student Spotlight!]]> 27297 Student Spotlights are selected each semester from the Campus Services student employees of which there are more than 500. We look for extraordinary student employees and Holly Shikano, Coordinator for Residential Academic Initiatives, Georgia Tech Housing, said that was exactly what Candice is.

“She is pretty awesome,” Holly said. “Candice worked for Housing’s Learning Assistance Program for four years while studying Structural Engineering.”

In fact, Candice was the Lead Learning Center Coordinator for the Learning Assistance Program.

“Her leadership has helped us in so many ways!” Holly said. “She coached two Learning 
Center Coordinators, and she along with another student, Coandace Ogata, and I presented at the Southeast College Reading and Learning Association Annual Conference.

“Candice has done so much to increase our performance and to help guide the
professional development of our tutors,” Holly added. “She is seriously, she is super cool.”

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We asked Candice to tell us a bit about herself. Here’s what she told us:

What is your position Campus Services Housing? 

Major?

Year? 

Hometown? 

What do you do in this position?

What do you like best about working in this position?

How has this position helped you?

What have you learned through working here?  

Favorite Book?

Favorite Restaurant/Food?  

Favorite Spot on campus?

Favorite quote?  

What do you like to do on the weekends?

What is your favorite organization you're involved in on campus?

What advice do you have for students? 

What would people be surprised to know about you?  

What are your plans after graduation?

Thanks and congratulations, Candice!

 

 

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Candice Cobb is the 2016 Fall Semester Campus Services Student Spotlight.

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<![CDATA[Jerett Lupoli is a Wilderness Outpost Manager and a Campus Services Student Spotlight]]> 27297 Jerett Lupoli is one of four Campus Services student employees recognized for his excellent, above average work. In fact, because he received the Campus Services Student Spotlight award, he’s known as exceptional.

David Knobbe, assistant director, Campus Recreation Center/Outdoor Recreation, said it like this:

“Jerett is innovative, works tirelessly to improve his community, is committed to real-world problem solving, and is conscientious, personable, and inspirational. He is an exceptional leader and team member who has distinguished himself as committed to service and professionalism. His work ethic is unparalleled; he sees possibilities in situations where many miss them. He is always available to help, and he holds himself and others to high standards of performance.   

“I consider Jerett Lupoli to be one of the most impressive students with whom I have worked. His efforts have impacted hundreds of students in positive and significant ways.” 

When asked to tell us a bit about Jerett and what he does at Campus Recreation (CRC), David said:

“Jerett is the current Wilderness Outpost manager at the CRC; he has a 3.8 cumulative GPA. He is a 3rd year electrical engineering student set to graduate in May 2020. He has been employed by the CRC since spring of 2017.

“Besides being an excellent employee, he has volunteered with ORGT Whitewater Kayaking since 2016, logging at least 3,000 hours of service to other students. He has led or assisted with over 25 instructional whitewater kayaking adventure trips with ORGT; taught at least 50 kayaking roll school clinics at the CRC; assisted with the coordination of a high-end whitewater expedition in 2017 which served 12 people and  lasted 12 days, and involved preparing the team for the 10 months prior to the trip. He is an excellent risk manager and organizer. He is a licensed Wilderness EMT. He served as the primary organizer for the Whitewater community (Vice President) in spring and summer 2018. He has served on the ORGT advisory board for a 2017-2018.”

With all of these descriptions and more – David wrote much more – it was easy to see that Jerett must be selected as a 2019 Student Spotlight.

Like all Campus Services Student Spotlight recipients, we asked Jerett a series of questions about himself and here’s what he told us:

Position at Campus Services Department: Manager of the Wilderness Outpost

Major: Electrical Engineering

Year in School: Third Year

Hometown: Dunwoody, GA

How long have you worked in this position?

What are your duties in this position?

What do you like best about working in this position?

How has this position helped you?

Favorite Book?

Favorite Restaurant/Food?

Favorite Spot on Campus?

Favorite Quotes?

What do you like to do on the weekends?

Who is your favorite professor and why?

What is your favorite class and why?

Tell us about some organizations you’re involved with on campus.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

What would people be surprised to know about you?

Favorite TV show?

What will you miss most about Tech after graduation?

What are your plans after graduation?

Thanks, Jerett! What a pleasure to learn about all you’ve done for Georgia Tech and especially Campus Recreation.

 

 

 

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<![CDATA[Anna Peterson, Georgia Tech Parking & Transportation Intern, gets Spotlight Award]]> 27297 Anna Peterson, intern for Georgia Tech Parking & Transportation Services, worked hard in an "above and beyond" category and it paid off. Aaron Fowler, transportation director, told us why Anna should be selected as a Campus Services Student Spotlight.

"Over the past year, Anna has lent her passion for sustainability and the environment to help our department better understand how our future bus fleet can reduce Georgia Tech's overall carbon footprint and improve our campus air quality. She has spearheaded conversations with all the major electric bus manufacturers as well as Georgia Power, to educate our operations team on the capabilities of an electric bus fleet as well as the future infrastructure needs of an electric bus fleet. She's updated our bus fleet cost "calculator" to help the department better understand what our future transit operational costs may be, based upon what type of fuel technology is chosen. Further, she's currently assisting the department in coming up with a method of scoring each proposed fleet of buses on carbon emissions and air quality for our upcoming transit RFP.

"We would like to nominate Anna for this special recognition, not only for all her hard work, but helping our department push forward our campus sustainability goals while still understanding the financial and business justifications we must make in all our decisions."

As if helping Parking & Transportation Services with their future sustainability decisions wasn't enough for us to know about this exceptional student employee, we wanted to know more. Therefore, we asked her questions about herself and what she does while not working at Parking & Transportation. Here's what she told us.

We also hope to see you around campus, working on your Master's. But for right now, let us thank you, Anna, for your hard work in Georgia Tech Parking & Transportation Services and for all you've done here at Georgia Tech! Keep up the great work!

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<![CDATA[Victoria Simm gets Campus Services Student Spotlight]]> 27297 When looking at Georgia Tech Campus Services 800-plus student employees, it can be difficult to select only four to be recognized as Student Spotlights for their outstanding work. Victoria Simm, intramural supervisor for the Campus Recreation Center (CRC), can easily be described as one of this semester’s recipients.

Dan Hazlett, assistant director for the CRC, nominated Victoria. Here is part of what he said in his nomination:

“There are many singular descriptors I could add to portray Victoria, but one stands out. Leader. We get many students coming through our doors, and there are quite a few that when they depart we feel a true sense of loss. Victoria is absolutely near the top of that list. She brings more than just the output of work. She brings passion, energy, encouragement, diversity, a sense of community, and so much more. As a leader, she has flawlessly and without prejudice followed the path of our fundamental leadership philosophy: Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart. 

“Her contributions to the CRC through competitive sports constantly remind me how wonderful our students are. The supervisor position stresses commitment, passion, resilience, and leadership, and Victoria has demonstrated all of these and more…better than most of those I’ve worked with. So much so that this past fall, when we had an open fulltime coordinator position for the semester, Victoria stepped into the role as a student, and we didn’t miss a beat. With more than 400 intramural teams, 40+ sports clubs, and some camp days throughout the fall semester, Victoria performed as if she had been in the position for years.

“Victoria has also been a CRC Camp Counselor for the CRC Summer Camp during the past two summers. While not the only variable to consider, it says something (as a parent) when you can entrust the wellbeing of your child with someone. Victoria was a fun, engaging, and very responsible counselor for the children of many Georgia Tech faculty/staff.

“Outside of the CRC, Victoria has been a very active member of SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) for many years. I have personally witnessed her persistent mentoring of fellow Hispanic students and assisting with planning various SHPE events, while balancing her commitments to her academics and the competitive sports office.”

And there’s even more to this Student Spotlight. We asked Victoria questions and she answered them:

Position at Campus Services Department

Major

Year in School

Hometown

How long have you worked in this position?

What are your duties in this position?

What do you like best about working in this position?

How has this position helped you?

What have you learned through working here?

Favorite Restaurant/Food?

Favorite Spot on Campus?

What do you like to do on the weekends?

Who is your favorite professor and why?

What is your favorite class and why?

Tell us about some organizations you’re involved with on campus.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

What would people be surprised to know about you?

Favorite TV show?

What will you miss most about Tech after graduation?

What are your plans after graduation?

Congratulations, Victoria, on all you’ve achieved at Georgia Tech and good luck on your new job at PolyOne and your life in Cleveland. Be sure and visit Georgia Tech and especially the CRC when you are back in Atlanta!

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<![CDATA[Georgia Tech Campus Services recognized Paula Torres-Wilcken as a Student Spotlight for Spring Semester]]> 27297 When Campus Servcies issued a call for exceptional student employee nominations, Teresa Weimann,  associate program director for the Student Center, didn't hesitate. She wrote a nomination for Paula Torres-Wilcken, telling why Paula should be a Student Spotlight. We agreed.

Here's what Teresa told us about Paula:

"I highly recommend Paula Torres-Wilken for the Student Spotlight for her dedication and efforts to creating experiences for Tech Rec customers. For the past year, Paula has been part of the Tech Rec team and Student Center team as the Student Marketing Manager for Tech Rec.  Her marketing designs focus on ensuring the “Tech Rec Brand” is present in each image; she understands the need to create marketing that encompasses the branding of the space. Marketing design pieces have been exceptional.

"While this role requires her to create marketing designs for Tech Rec sponsored events, Paula has taken on new initiatives and found ways to give back to Tech Rec in more ways than what is required for her in terms of marketing efforts. Paula took the lead on developing new staple events with monthly Trivia nights. She oversaw the logistical planning of these events including adding the ability to sign-up in advance. The sign-up in advance option was added this semester due to her seeing the need to be able to have a more accurate count of possible student interests so she could adapt in terms of adding additional set-up needs on a per needed basis. When looking at ways to gain student feedback in terms of needs and wants for Tech Rec, Paula created a Tech Rec Reddit account to meet students where they are. This led to students who may not use the space to give feedback in terms of what they would like to see in Tech  Rec as well as garner feedback without having to use traditional formats like an interest or needs assessment survey.

"At the team training in the spring, Paula took the initiative to create a presentation and session focused on ensuring the team had a firm grasp on how to provide exceptional customer service. This presentation had great information and provided time for the student team to practice problem solving some of the possible problems that can arise in the space. This presentation will serve as the foundation for the overall student employee training for all Student Center employees. Paula loves building community and helping students find that within Tech Rec and that continues to be what drives her to take her position as manager to new exciting heights - pushing Tech Rec in terms of marketing to students and new event initiatives to new heights."

We said,"wow!" when we read Teresa's nomination for Paula and we decided to add to our wow when we asked Paula to tell us more about herself.

Paula. we hope you get a job in animation or special FX too, and thank you for telling us about yourself. We enjoyed learning about all you've done here at Georgia Tech, especially at the Student Center.

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<![CDATA[Jonah Weil awarded Campus Services Student Spotlight for Fall Semester 2018!]]> 27297 What an honor it is for Campus Services to recognize its outstanding student employees with its Student Spotlight award. Yes, it is our honor to get to know these amazing students. To say that Jonah Weil falls into this category is not enough. Jonah might be better described as incomparable since we believe his accomplishments, experiences and skills while working at Campus Recreation go far beyond that of outstanding.

“Rock climbing is a pathway to improved physical, emotional, and mental health,” said David Knobbe, Assistant Director, CRC/Outdoor Recreation (ORGT).  “If you are a rock climber at Georgia Tech, you know Jonah Weil.”

“Jonah has transformed the climbing community at Georgia Tech, engaged hundreds of additional individuals in healthy lifestyle pursuits, and raised the confidence level of both those who teach the sport and those who participate. He has accomplished this in addition to numerous other significant impacts on campus life at Tech.”

Trying to sum up all Jonah has done at the CRC, David put it this way:

“Jonah is the current climbing wall manager at the CRC; he has a 3.97 cumulative GPA as a 4th year chemical engineering student and is set to graduate in May 2019.  He has volunteered with ORGT rock climbing since 2014, logging over 4,000 hours of service to other students. He has led 40 instructional adventure trips with ORGT; taught 50 climbing skill clinics; assisted with the ASP camping program twice which serves visiting Chinese students over the summer; and coordinated two extended rock climbing expeditions – each of which served 12 people, lasted 12 days, and involved preparing the team for the 8 months leading up to the trip.”

David also described Jonah:

“Upon first meeting Jonah four years ago, he comes across as unassuming, genuine, and casual. The more one spends time with him, though, the more one realizes the depth of his commitment to community, to individual health and achievement, and to creating opportunities for others.  I was impressed with his vision years ago, but not overly so -- I’d heard similar dreams from others who failed to transform them to reality. Three years later, though, I marvel at his accomplishments. He has achieved the very results he predicted he would achieve.”

Jonah’s work ethics and character also propelled him to the top.

“Jonah is committed to quality; he is committed to interpersonal and individual growth through participation in a positive community; and he is committed to building an institution that continues to contribute to the Tech community,” David said.

“His leadership has significantly increased healthy opportunities for Georgia Tech students. His attention to detail, his incredible teaching skills, and his commitment to safety and risk management have introduced hundreds to new and healthy lifestyles.”

This unassuming soon-to-be Georgia Tech graduate told us more about himself.

David Knobbe finalized these comments about Jonah and we couldn’t agree more:

“Jonah Weil is a person of conviction, a person of vision, and a person committed to engaging others in positive pursuits. He represents the CRC, Campus Services, and Georgia Tech in an extremely positive light and has for the past four years. His tireless efforts and patience have greatly enhanced the campus experiences of hundreds and hundreds of Georgia Tech students.”

Congratulations, Jonah, and thank you for all you’ve done for Campus Recreation, Campus Services and Georgia Tech!


Note: Read more about Jonah in David Knobbe’s complete letter of recommendation here.

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<![CDATA[Nicole Nichols is a Campus Services Student Spotlight for Fall Semester 2018]]> 27297 Nicole Nichols, a student employee with Housing’s Conference Services, received one of four Campus Services Student Spotlight awards for Fall Semester 2018.

Campus Services recognizes up to eight student employees each academic year and with more than 500 student employees working for Campus Services being selected as one of the eight can be quite an honor.

Campus Services asks each of its departments (Bookstore, BuzzCard, Campus Recreation, Dining, Health Initiatives, Housing, Parking & Transportation Services, Stamps Health Services and the Student Center) to nominate its exceptional student employees. The nominations are reviewed and again up to eight are selected each year.

“Nicole has been one of the best conference assistants we've ever had,” said Mari Gorda, Operations & Registration Manager for Conference Services.

“Her genuine personality and willingness to assist with whatever was asked of her provided amazing reassurance that tasks would be completed on time and correctly.”

Georgia Tech’s Conference Services provides conference and event services with on-campus lodging between late May to late July. With groups moving in and moving out during these months requires skills that not all students and for that matter staff can provide.

“Nicole has better organizational skills then people twice her age and is meticulous with assignments given to her,” Mari continued.

Nicole also assisted with a video tutorial for Conference Services.

“She is an amazing asset to the Conference Services team,” Mari added.

We wanted to know about Nicole’s Georgia Tech experiences. Here’s what she said:

Position at Campus Services Department

Major

Year in School

Hometown

How long have you worked in this position?

What are your duties in this position?

What do you like best about working in this position?

How has this position helped you?

What have you learned through working here?

Favorite Book?

Favorite Restaurant/Food?

Favorite Spot on Campus?

Favorite Quotes?

What do you like to do on the weekends?

Who is your favorite professor and why?

What is your favorite class and why?

Tell us about some organizations you’re involved with on campus.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

What would people be surprised to know about you?

Favorite TV show?

What will you miss most about Tech after graduation?

What are your plans after graduation?

Thank you, Nicole, for all you've done and are doing at Georgia Tech, especially in Conference Services.

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<![CDATA[Ziyan Ahmed received Campus Services Student Spotlight Award for Fall Semester 2018]]> 27297 Campus Services has just announced its extraordinary student employees – Student Spotlights – for Fall Semester 2018. They are: Ziyan Ahmed (Student Center), Nicole Nichols (Conference Services), Elizabeth McConnell (Campus Recreation) and Jonah Weil (Campus Recreation).

Let us tell you about Ziyan Ahmed and his work at the Student Center.

Teresa Weimann, Associate Program Director for the Student Center, nominated Ziyan.

“Ziyan in his short time on staff, continues to excel and take on new exciting roles within the Tech Rec team” Teresa said.

“In Spring 2018, a few weeks after Ziyan started on staff, he took on the role as Student Marketing Manager. In this role, he designed all marketing for Tech Rec events during the spring and summer semesters.  He had to quickly pick-up Adobe Photoshop skills and design skills in order to ensure the Tech Rec brand and our marketing were top-notch. 

“He went out of his way to meet with the Communications and Marketing Student Center staff member, Kate Curnow, to receive feedback and advice about marketing design. 

“He was able to help take our event marketing to new heights, which was evident by the increase in attendance at our events and in our space overall. For example, the World Cup events this summer had an average of 40 students in attendance, which is a good crowd for Tech Rec, and his marketing designs and his quick ability to complete these projects definitely played a role in this summer event attendance. 

“Starting this fall, Ziyan moved to a new manager leadership role as the Student Manager of Events and Logistics. Ziyan again picked up things quickly. In this role, he led the training of seven new team members, created schedules for the staff and planned new events in Tech Rec. He led the “Study hard, play harder!” session informing students about study skills and other advice related to being successful here at Tech. He hosted the first monthly trivia night in early September in Tech Rec.

“To help ensure the lanes stay in the best playing condition, Ziyan is oiling the lanes once a week while the Student Operations Manager position is being filled—this is on top of his responsibilities as Student Manager of Events and Logistics. 

“Ziyan is a team player who cares about Tech Rec and works hard to provide the best service as well as encourages that same caliber of service from other members of the Tech Rec team. Without his dedication to the space, Tech Rec would not be as successful in providing exceptional service as well as continuing to be the place on-campus where students, faculty, staff, and community members can 'play harder.'”

Clearly, Ziyan falls into the category of exceptional student employee.

We asked Ziyan to tell us about himself and here’s what he told us.

Position at Campus Services Department

Major

Year in School

Hometown

How long have you worked in this position?

What are your duties in this position?

What do you like best about working in this position?

How has this position helped you?

What have you learned through working here?

Favorite Book?

Favorite Restaurant/Food?

Favorite Spot on Campus?

Favorite Quotes?

What do you like to do on the weekends?

Who is your favorite professor and why?

What is your favorite class and why?

Tell us about some organizations you’re involved with on campus.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

What would people be surprised to know about you?

Favorite TV show?

What will you miss most about Tech after graduation?

What are your plans after graduation?

Thank you, Ziyan, for making Tech Rec a great place for the Georgia Tech community to visit!

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<![CDATA[Kristaps Berzinch is a Campus Services Student Employee Spotlight ]]> 27297 Kristaps Berzinch is a Wreck Techs team member who has gone to extraordinary lengths to provide excellent customer service. For this service and much more, he was awarded the Campus Services Student Employee Spotlight for Spring Semester 2018.

“Kristaps is the exact model employee we are always looking to hire,” said Daniel Zealy, IT Support Professional Sr for Campus Services Information Technology Group.

“He is a natural leader with a strong passion for helping students and also has a wide field of technology expertise.”

Many Georgia Tech students, especially residential students, are familiar with the Wreck Techs. This group of mostly student employees provide free Housing technology support for all sorts of equipment, including televisions, telephones, computers and other devices as well as Internet support.

Daniel has more to say about Kristaps:

“Kristaps has been a part of the Wreck Techs team for two years and was quickly promoted to our leadership team after only one year. He is currently our expert on wireless internet and network troubleshooting making him the go-to employee for any unique internet problems within Housing. He also plays a large role in a variety of areas including hiring, training, and other projects for the Wreck Techs.

“Kristaps is not only extremely knowledgeable when it comes to technology support, he is also a pleasure to work with. He is very passionate about providing top-level support to our residents as well as streamlining our processes. The most extraordinary aspect of Kristaps is that no matter the time of day or night, he is always checking in to make sure our employees have what they need and that the residential network is performing as it should. He will consistently go out of his way without being asked to make sure we are providing the support our program strives for. Whenever a project or issue arises, we can always count on him to lead our team to success without hesitation.

We asked Kristaps to familiarize us with what makes him a Georgia Tech student and Wreck Techs member. He told us:

Position at Campus Services Department

Major

Year in School

Hometown

How long have you worked in this position?

What are your duties in this position?

What do you like best about working in this position?

How has this position helped you?

What have you learned working here?

Favorite Book?

Favorite Restaurant/Food?

Favorite Spot on Campus?

Favorite Quotes?

What do you like to do on the weekends?

Who is your favorite professor and why?

What is your favorite class and why?

Tell us about some organizations you’re involved with on campus.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

What would people be surprised to know about you?

Favorite TV show?

What will you miss most about Tech after graduation?

What are your plans after graduation?

Is there anything else we should know about you?

Thanks, Kristaps, for all you do and have done for Georgia Tech. We appreciate it and are happy you have received the Campus Services Student Employee Spotlight!
 

 

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<![CDATA[Evan Knox received the Campus Services Student Spotlight Award Spring 2018]]> 27297 Four student employees received recognition as Spring Semester 2018 Campus Services Employee Spotlights. Evan Knox is one of those students

David Lacy, User Interface Developer Senior, nominated Evan, stating:

"Since joining ITG, Evan has consistently proven himself as an exemplary student web developer, both in technical prowess and business acumen. Whether it’s tutoring a client, resolving web issues, or analyzing a technical report, I can expect high-caliber work from him. Because of his work ethic and professional business etiquette, Evan has been assigned to work on several high-profile projects including the promotion and marketing of our Alexa Skill website.

"Evan created a new website using the Drupal CMS to showcase the development of an Alexa skill in Amazon’s marketplace. This project demanded he expand his skill set to print design applications as well. Evan is coordinating the design and fulfillment of an instructional card that showcases our new project. He is overseeing the development from soup to nuts and is working directly with vendors and stakeholders.

"He has played a key role in the design and development of the Health & Well-Being Web Aggregation Tool and Idea Box – both of which have high-visibility and require much client interaction. In addition to major projects, Evan has become a reliable source for seasonal website changes including: Housing Rates, Student Center Galleries, and web accessibility updates.

"For every challenge I throw at him, he grabs it by the horns and does so with a friendly disposition. He has been an outstanding addition to our team and I look forward to his future contributions and development."

We wanted to know more about this extraordinary employee and here’s what Evan told us about himself:

Position at Campus Services Department:

Major:

Year in School:

Hometown:

How long have you worked in this position?

What are your duties in this position?

What do you like best about working in this position?

How has this position helped you?

What have you learned through working here?

Favorite Book?

Favorite Restaurant/Food?

Favorite Spot on Campus?

Favorite Quotes?

What do you like to do on the weekends?

Who is your favorite professor and why?

What is your favorite class and why?

Tell us about some organizations you’re involved with on campus.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

What would people be surprised to know about you?

Favorite TV show?

What will you miss most about Tech after graduation?

Thank you, Evan, for sharing your skills with Campus Services. Congratulations on receiving the Campus Services Student Spotlight!


 

 

 

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<![CDATA[Jenny Kim is Campus Services Employee Spotlight for Fall 2017!]]> 27297 Campus Services named Jenny Kim, Campus Services Communications Intern, a Student Spotlight for Fall 2017.

“If I wrote a book about all that Jenny Kim has done for Campus Services since she joined our team, it would not begin to describe everything nor how she has changed and improved Campus Services,” said Melissa Moore, Director of Communications & Public Relations for Georgia tech Campus Services.

“She’s our ‘go-to’ person for all things social media. We didn’t even have a Facebook page until she created ours.”

Just to be specific, that means zero followers three and a half years ago and now, there are 11,299 followers with more than 23,000 views from one of the recent posts – Auntie Anne’s video.

“She has a sixth sense when it comes to social media and how and what to post to get students’ attention,” Melissa added.

“One day she said we should start a student employee award so that we could post to our Facebook page students who go above and beyond as Campus Services student employees,” Melissa said.

“I smile as I write this award nomination because Jenny started the entire Campus Services Student Spotlight awards three years ago.”

But social media is not all this extraordinary employee does. She also plans events, our annual Campus Services Loves Students Carnivale, a Mardi Gras-type event for students with free food, all sorts of giveaways like iPads, $1,000 off spring rent, and Breakfast with President Peterson. She talks with face painters, musicians, massage therapists, and pet therapy companies and arranges for them to participate.

And, where she really shines is orientation – FASET and our Campus Services Expo – where she stands and talks endlessly to new students, parents and guests about the ins and outs of how to be successful at Georgia Tech.

“When our students graduate, we are happy for them and are excited for their career opportunities and successes ready for them to enjoy,” Melissa said.

“However, it is still a bit sad for us because we miss our students we work with and get to know.”

Jenny, know that we will miss you; we are proud of you and extremely happy and appreciative that you took the time to work for us here at Georgia Tech Campus Services.

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<![CDATA[Erin Rodenroth selected as Fall Semester 2017 Campus Services Student Spotlight]]> 27297 Campus Services selected three Student Spotlights for Fall Semester 2017. Let us introduce you to Erin Rodenroth, an employee in our Human Resources (HR) department.

Bethany Schuster, Human Resources Communications Officer, described Erin:

Like many Georgia Tech students, Erin is ridiculously bright. She researches every problem carefully before coming to talk to me. But above all, Erin is a superior Campus Services employee because she acts like a part of our team. She let me lean on her when it was just me and consistently lets me pick her brain and brainstorm ideas. Erin owns her job in HR. She’ll even message me at midnight with an idea for the website she just needed to get down. She prioritizes her work and never hesitates to move a project forward — even when I feel like I’ve hit a dead end.

Erin is an extremely hard worker and trustworthy. Never once has she failed to submit a project or complete an assignment.

Erin helped me get through a very long nine months when I was a one-man-show sandwiched between closing up a year-long federal mandate implementation and preparing for a system-wide administration change. Along the way, she reminded me just how much I love my job and my department.

We learned more about this remarkable employee.

 

 

 

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<![CDATA[Tyler Jenkins receives Campus Services Student Spotlight Award]]> 27297  

Nyssa Owen, Campus Recreation Facilities Coordinator, nominated Tyler Jenkins for Campus Services Student Spotlight. Here's what Nyssa told us:

Since the fall of 2014, Tyler has been instrumental in the cultivation of a culture of respect, diversity, and service excellence among the Facilities Department within Campus Recreation.  He has risen above his peers in areas such as customer service, event management, problem solving, and peer leadership. 

"I can describe countless examples of times in which Tyler conducts himself with professionalism and poise to deliver extraordinary services to everyone who interacts with Campus Recreation," Nyssa added.

In addition to his regular duties, Tyler volunteered his time to serve for a year as CRC Advisory Board chair.This role tasked him with serving as a liaison between various Campus Recreation stakeholders, voicing their opinions, sharing information and moving new projects forward.

In his current role, Tyler directly assists in hiring, training, managing, and developing a student staff team of 100 of his peers.He expertly navigates both the difficulties of disciplinary conduct meetings and the joys of celebrating staff successes.

This ability combined with his experience, knowledge base, and friendly nature has earned him the respect of his peers, allowing him to intentionally lead our department further into a culture of excellence.

"I cannot speak highly enough about Tyler’s value within this department and Campus Recreation as a whole," Nyssa said. 

"He is a world class leader that has had a direct impact on our campus and will certainly leave a lasting legacy within Campus Recreation and Campus Services."

We asked Tyler to tell us a bit more about himself and here's what he told us:

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Favorite Book?

Favorite Restaurant/Food?

Favorite Spot on Campus?

Favorite Quotes?

What do you like to do on the weekends?

Who is your favorite professor and why?

What is your favorite class and why?

Tell us about some organizations you’re involved with on campus.

What advice do you have for incoming students?

What would people be surprised to know about you?

Favorite TV show?

What will you miss most about Tech after graduation?

What are your plans after graduation?

Is there anything else we should know about you?

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