Everyday Hero: Andres Hernandez

[caption id="attachment_12768" align="alignright" width="216"]everyday hero Andres Hernandez[/caption] Andres Hernandez has worked as a custodian at CSU for 8 years. He has been working in the Chemistry building for 3 months. Andres has lived in Fort Collins for more than 35 years and knows how important the university is the local community; this is what brought him to CSU. Andres deserves this award because, according to Luke Spoonts, “Last week, one of Andres' coworkers had an injury incident while working at night. Andres' was working in the same vicinity and heard the call for help. The coworker actually had cut open his femoral artery. Without Andres' quick thinkingm it would have very likely been much more severe. Andres called for help, and found a roll of tape nearby, which he used to limit the bleeding. It was a scary situation, but Andres reacted quickly in the best interest of his coworker, potentially saving his life. We are often challenged with difficult situations, but not often so quick to help.” In his free time, Andres loves to take his grandkids to City Park and spend time with his family. He is also busy fixing up his house. Andres thought it was GREAT to have been nominated and received this award. He plans to work here till he retires.

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Everyday Hero: Steve Wright

Steve Wright is a plumber for CSU and has worked at the university for about a year. He previously worked at the School of Mines and as a welder in Phoenix, AZ. Steve's wife wanted to return to Colorado, so started applying and was thrilled to get hired on at CSU. Judy Roberts described Steve as "very pleasant, modest, and has such a wonderful customer service attitude."steve wright everyday hero Steve thinks his fellow employees know everything about him, given the amount of time they spend together. He praised his supervisor and looks forward to the future and being involved in the steam operations and all the new buildings and stadium infrastructure on campus. Steve was a bit embarrassed about being nominated. He felt like he was being praised for just doing his job. He does not realize the impact he has had. In his spare time, Steve enjoys welding and music. He plays the drums. He is looking for a band to join because he likes playing out and entertaining. Everyday Hero is a special program sponsored by the Classified Personnel Council to recognize the day-to-day achievements of all CSU employees (state classified, administrative professionals, and faculty). To nominate someone, visit the CPC website.

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Everyday Hero: Doug Satterfield

Doug Satterfield is an electronics specialist IV in Academic Computing and Network Services. He has worked CSU for 24 years. He has been in his current position for 8 years and also serves on the Classroom Review Board. "CSU is truly fortunate to have this remarkable individual keeping these critical academic resources operating," said Dan Herrick, a research associate in the College of Engineering. doug_satterfield Prior to coming to CSU, Doug worked for a computer company. He was sent to CSU on a service call and saw the audio/video department and was very intrigued. A position opened up soon after and he applied. What his fellow employees don’t know is that when he started working here he was recovering from a serious car accident. This job could not have come at a better time for him. He began his career with a great sense of gratitude. Doug said he is surprised and honored about being nominated., and that it feels good to be recognized at this point in his career. In his spare time, Doug enjoys music and playing the guitar. He was previously in a blues band. Doug also enjoys hiking, camping and reading. Everyday Hero is a special program sponsored by the Classified Personnel Council to recognize the day-to-day achievements of all CSU employees (state classified, administrative professionals, and faculty). To nominate someone, visit the CPC website.

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Everyday Hero Donna Willard

Donna Willard is an assistant manager in the microbiology, immunology and pathology department. She has been at Colorado State University for 3 and a half years and in her current position for one year. Willard was nominated for the Everyday Hero award by Audrey Oberlin. Donna Willard “Donna is the glue that holds our Foothills MIP office together,” said Oberlin. She added that Willard finds solutions, makes decisions and keeps work flowing, and is hard working, conscientious, and goal-driven. Willard also is completely out of the limelight. Willard attended CSU and was getting laid off from a previous job when she applied for her current position. She plans to be here till she retires. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing games and spending time with her kids. Her main goal is to get them through school. In being nominated for this award, she is embarrassed, but glad to be appreciated. She believes everyone in her department is a hero and wants them to know that she is here to help. Everyday Hero is a special program sponsored by the Classified Personnel Council to recognize the day-to-day achievements of all CSU employees (state classified, administrative professionals, and faculty). To nominate someone, visit the CPC website.

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Donna Merwarth named Everyday Hero

Donna Merwarth is a Research Associate III in the psychology department. She has been at Colorado State University for 15 years and in her current position for 15 years. She heard about the position through a friend and decided to apply. Merwarth was nominated for the Everyday Hero award by Terri Ratzlaff. Donna Merwarth “Donna consistently goes above and beyond in her IT role," said Ratzlaff. "She not only answers any nonsensical question you might have right away, but takes time to help any faculty or staff who may not be as tech savvy with their needs at all hours.” Ratzlaff added that Merwarth is dedicated, has great customer service, and is a wonderful co-worker and friend. In her free time, Merwarth enjoys bonsai plants and photography. In being nominated for this award, she is ecstatic that people are taking notice. She believes it is the small things that are important, such as a smile or a hearty hand shake. Merwarth is dedicated to her job and her future plans are making sure everything runs successfully there. She also hopes to pursue learning about plants and the environment. Everyday Hero is a special program sponsored by the Classified Personnel Council to recognize the day-to-day achievements of all CSU employees (state classified, administrative professionals, and faculty). To nominate someone, visit the CPC website.  

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