Stoyanova, Ivelina (Enterprise Systems) is Stepping Beyond

“Ivelina recently helped research, test and implement changes to the Academic Organization tree on the student side of MySJSU. It does not seem like much but neither of us had any experience updating the tree. Ivelina researched PeopleBooks on process and security needs. She contacted the Chancellor’s Office to make sure that we considered every aspect before making the changes. Since classes were already scheduled for fall and enrollment had already occurred, correct changes are imperative. These changes could potentially impact thousands of students in these departments and many faculty. Without her help the project would have been much more difficult. With her guidance the project was a success.” — Nancy Day

Struve, Audrey (Art and Art History) is Stepping Beyond

“We have amazing department schedulers across campus, but I wanted to take a moment to thank Audrey for her excellent work that she performs with the School of Art and their schedule of classes. She always is cheerful and goes out of her way to make sure that her classes are established and monitored correctly. She has a wonderful, friendly personality that comes across to staff, faculty and students.” — Carey Netzloff

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