Housing and Apartment Zone staff recognized by Employee Appreciation Board

From left to right: Kelly Hixson, supervisor who nominated the group; Aaron Snell-Thomas (green hat); Chris Lindgren (orange hat); front row Rebekah Smelser; Odinahon Yangibaeva; behind Pedro Valdez-Mera (with the bear); Liz Downing, supervisor (orange shirt in her hand); front Juanita Sauvage (yellow hat back turned toward camera); behind her Kevin Kurfman; in front (next to Juanita) Kay Nauta; in back Ravshanjon Yangibaev.

The apartment zone environmental services crew is responsible for cleaning the apartments of vacating residents, keeping the event centers cleaned, and cleaning after emergency customer calls. When there are staff shortages, this crew also takes turns going into the helping out in residence halls, dining centers and other areas across campus. They were recently recognized by the Employee Appreciation Board.

As part of the recognition, the crew enjoyed muffins, mixed fruit and orange juice, and drawings for CSU coffee mugs, water bottles, hats and even a CSU teddy bear.

Kelly Hixson, the crew supervisor, said this about her hard working staff: “This is one of the hardest working staff groups within Housing; they are responsible for great customer service, cleaning and turnover of the apartments, and the public areas within each of the apartment’s center building. We have had some change within the department, change is always difficult, they have been ready and willing, flexible, and have great attitudes about all the changes. No matter what I or the department have thrown at them they have stepped up to the challenge, usually exceeding our expectations. These people are awesome and deserve some special recognition.”

CSU Employee Appreciation Board

The CSU Employee Appreciation Board is a volunteer board of representatives from across campus. The board meets monthly during the academic calendar to discuss and plan employee recognition events. You can nominate a unit of CSU employees for recognition. More information

The Employee Appreciation Board recently sent out a yellow individual drawing form to each employee (south campus employees please look for this form in your mailbox this week). Please fill this form out and return it to the board via Tina Little, 5060 Campus Delivery. Each month 20 names are drawn to receive CSU prizes—including apparel! So be sure to include your size. (Please note: The original form must be submitted. We cannot accept a photocopy.)
More information about the Employee Appreciation Board