Khan, Altaful (Library IT) is Stepping Beyond (2)


“For a month, Altaful came in to work at 5 am, so there would not be any downtime in the library while upgrading all of the library’s network switches.” — Anonymous

“Expedited the installation of new hardware and software so that students could have access to cutting edge technology as soon as possible. He was extremely accommodating and flexible with a number of unknowns. Always so pleasant to work with.” –Marie Chack

Ozaki, Linda (Athletics) is Stepping Beyond


“I had to deliver something to south campus and I wasn’t sure if I could get there by 5:00. I called Linda to ask if anyone would be there late. Linda volunteered to stay and wait for me. I didn’t want to trouble her, but she said it was no big deal. She even waited outside for me to arrive. Thank you Linda!” –Anonymous


Ordonez, Sarinlak (Office of the Registrar) is Stepping Beyond


“As the Communication Coordinator in the Registrar’s office, Sally has always been on top of getting important messages to our students.   Whenever Sally becomes aware of new information that might help others, she always takes the time to share that important information to the staff so that we can pay it forward to our students.   Many times Sally has taken on additional projects and tasks even with her heavy workload.  Sally works hard on keeping our students informed through new media and always brings up ideas for process improvement for the department and university at our regular meetings. I truly appreciate working with Sally and the value she adds to the department.” –Debbie Cortez

Drury, Robb (University Advancement) is Stepping Beyond


“Sadly we had an unexpected death in our division of our beloved colleague, Ron Sakai. Ron and his team of three in Advancement Operations worked for Robb, our Associate Vice President of Advancement Operations. It was a very tough time for those employees as well as many of us in Advancement when we found out Ron had a stroke and might not recover, which sadly he did not. Robb did a tremendous job of demonstrating genuine care and concern both to Ron’s family and our team here in UA. He continually reached out to the family making sure their wishes were met, visited Ron while he was in the hospital, and Robb’s delivery of the news of Ron’s death to our entire UA division team was both sobering, reflective, and absolutely beautiful. He honored him well. I also know that Robb recently came in over the weekend to clean out Ron’s desk; he did this on the weekend so the team didn’t need to be present for it. Many managers have navigated through difficult waters, however the death of a colleague was new for University Advancement, and Robb did a stellar job for which I hope he will be considered for recognition.” –April Cole