Gloria Blumanhourst, an office manager for the Department of Communication Studies, has been named an Everyday Hero.
She is a 20-year employee of CSU; she has been in her current position for three and a half years.
Blumanhourst’s nomination comes from Tom Dunn, also from the Department of Communication Studies. He wrote, “Gloria is an Everyday Hero because of her ongoing, tenacious commitment to the students, faculty and staff of the Department of Communication Studies. She is a constant resource to all of us, quick with a helping hand, knowledgeable insights, and apparently endless patience. She juggles mountains of obligations and delivers on them with professionalism and aplomb. She is institutional memory for our department. She has been a voice of comfort and support for many and she doesn’t hear how amazing she is enough! That’s just what she does in our department, let alone her other commitments to campus. Absolutely a hero!”
Blumanhourst likes to stay engaged within the CSU community; she’s served on the Women and Gender Equity board and the Activities board. She is a CSU alum; obtaining her undergraduate degree in 1983 and her master’s degree in 1986. She wholeheartedly believes in CSU’s land-grant mission and the available opportunities it provides. She loves learning and enrolls in various classes when she can.
When not in the office, she enjoys doing yard work and happily works her five acres of land. She likes to collect and chop wood, which she claims is very therapeutic. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. Her most recent trip was over the holidays to Europe to visit her daughter and her family. Her son-in-law is currently serving in the U.S. Air Force and is stationed in Italy.
The Classified Personnel Council congratulates Blumanhourst for the Everyday Hero Award.