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February 2009

Release Date: Feb. 10, 2009ASU Logo

Four ASU Staff Members Honored with Staff Excellence Awards

Four staff members have been named recipients of Staff Excellence Awards for their job performance at Angelo State University during the 2008 calendar year.

They are Antonio Barrientos, events manager, Special Events; Jo Nell Harlow, office coordinator, Department of Mathematics; Carl Martin, e-learning service specialist, Information Technology; and Mark Multer, building maintenance technician, Facilities Management.

The Staff Excellence Awards are given each spring semester in recognition of outstanding job performance during the preceding calendar year. The awards recognize non-teaching staff members whose job performance exceeds the customary standards or who exhibit outstanding skills or dedication while performing special projects. Each of the four recipients received a plaque and $650 honorarium.

Honorees were selected by a committee of the ASU Staff Senate from 30 staff members nominated by their fellow employees for outstanding overall job performance or outstanding performance on a special project.

An ASU employee since 2006, Barrientos assists in the set-up and execution of all special events and sporting events held in the Junell Center. He was praised for consistently going above and beyond his job description, consistently being the first on scene and the last individual to leave an event. He was lauded for attention to detail, professional attitude and exceptional customer service.

Harlow, who joined the ASU staff in 1994, was honored for her overall exemplary performance and her continuing excellence in serving the multiple needs of the Mathematics Department. She was commended on her great knowledge of university policies and procedures and her unwavering willingness to set aside her own work to help departmental students and faculty.

A member of the ASU staff since 2000, Martin is responsible for supporting ASU’s online education initiatives and conducting all new software training for faculty and staff. He was lauded for his depth of knowledge on all subjects in which he trains and for his patient manner in dealing with faculty and staff. He is enthusiastic about starting new projects and mastering them completely.

Multer is the university carpenter and oversees all maintenance for several buildings on campus. He was acknowledged for his positive attitude and his desire to ensure that all of his campus contacts are pleased with his work. He was praised for his dedication and generosity of spirit, both on and off the clock. Multer has been employed at ASU since 2003.

The four honorees and their 26 fellow nominees were recognized during a university-wide ceremony and reception on Tuesday.

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