Tello, Zaynna (Office of the President) is Stepping Beyond

“Zaynna has been extremely helpful, above and beyond the call of duty, with all aspects of my onboarding as a new SJSU staff member. She has been proactive, resourceful, and very efficient in identifying and addressing my needs; those that I knew I had and those that I didn’t. THANK YOU, Zaynna! You are definitely a Spartan who is stepping above and beyond.” –Anonymous

Nguyen, Lien (University Personnel) is Stepping Beyond

“For her patience alone, Lien should be nominated for Spartans Stepping Beyond; but, she actually did so much more than that. Without a single exaggeration, I believe that I must have asked at least 15 questions of Lien throughout today, through at least 3 different e-mail chains. She not only helped me by answering every question and explaining the processes when needed, she did so with a smile in her e-mails. If I was driving her crazy, she gave no impression of it. Thank you, Lien, for being the most helpful, most supportive, and most excellent representative of a Spartan!” –Sonja Bowsky

Busalacchi, Cathy (Student Union) is Stepping Beyond

“She’s retiring after a gazillion years of supporting our students and changing lives. She’s been a staunch supporter of the interest of our students. She has been the voice for thousands of students as she passionately represented and protected their footprints on our campus. She’s a star…she deserves an award for stepping beyond…she’s like beyond beyond! On behalf of ALL STUDENTS thank you! We’ll miss you. I’ll miss the occasional glass of Chardonnay but I will come find you. Love, MT Athletic Director Go Spartans!” –Marie Tuite

Le, Kim (Nursing) is Stepping Beyond

“Kim has been amazing. I am a relatively new employee, and Kim has been supportive, informative, collegial, and unfailingly kind as I have started my journey here at SJSU. On top of the support she has given me, she has also been functioning in her own role (department finance) while having taken on the responsibilities of a coworker who was unexpectedly put on medical leave. She has carried both full time jobs with grace and persistence while continuing to advocate for her coworkers when needed. Every day, Kim makes it clear that her priority is the department as a whole, and has done so responsibly with regards to the University and student body.” –Maya Carlyle

Soto, Reuben (University Personnel) is Stepping Beyond

“Reuben has been a fantastic support for my last minute questions about my benefits and getting them set up. I had a few panic moments when I started at SJSU but Reuben was quick to meet with me and made sure everything was taken care of (every single time). He is amazing!” –Kelly Preston