Rivas, Mario (Desktop Support) is Stepping Beyond

9/16/2020
“Whenever I’m in trouble, Super Mario is always there to help. Mario is great at saving the day for many of the Finance employees. He is always happy and quick to assist us. He is constantly making everyone’s life easier by fixing any issues that occur. SJSU is very lucky to have Mario.” –Thao Leung

8/20/2020
“Mario Rivas has been exceptionally helpful during the purchase and implementation of a new tracking system, especially creative in coming up with ways for me to use the system. I have been incredibly responsive to questions and “how do I” requests. In addition to being helpful, creative and responsive, Mario carries with him a bundle of “Yes, I can do that” and “Wouldn’t it be more helpful if you…” energy, along with suggestions and ideas to make work that much easier/efficient. He does it with a smile no matter how busy he is and I appreciate that tremendously!” –Sonja Bowsky

Ordinario, Neil (University Library) is Stepping Beyond

“Neil has continued to go on campus throughout the stay-at-home order, while others have worked virtually, in order to support the library’s IT infrastructure, make sure all our employees have the technology they need, and to perform our critical physical back-ups. Neil’s work has allowed the library to continue serving all the SJSU community virtually even while our building is shutdown. Neil does this while also serving as the chair of the library’s Professional Development Committee, from which Neil supports the library’s anti-racism efforts and helps colleagues with their health and wellness. Thanks so much to Neil for this dedication to serving students and caring attitude toward co-workers.” –Christina Mune

Chan, Julia (University Personnel) is Stepping Beyond

“Julia Chan has been wonderful to work with on the CHRS Recruiting (Pageup) project. Julia worked really hard and went above and beyond to ensure the success of the Pageup project. Throughout this project, Julia was very helpful and provided me the information I needed to complete my tasks specially as it related to the Peoplesoft and PageUp integration (inbound and outbound). Julia is very prompt in answering any questions you have for her and if she does not have the information, she will get that information for me. Julia is also very nice and pleasant to work with.” –Harish Chander

Chen, Lisa (University Personnel) is Stepping Beyond

“Lisa Chen has been wonderful to work with on the CHRS Recruiting (PageUp) project. Lisa worked really hard and went above and beyond to ensure the success of the PageUp project. In the course of this project, the team members needed information and help on many different topics and she was able to get team members the information and resources they needed to complete their tasks. Throughout this project, she will get back to me even when it is outside the normal working hours. Lisa is also very nice and pleasant to work with.” –Harish Chander

Medders, Carrie (University Personnel) is Stepping Beyond

“Carrie did a wonderful job in leading the CHRS Recruiting (PageUp) project !!!! Without her thoughtful planning and leadership, an undertaking like this would NOT have been this smooth. Carrie coordinated with different stakeholders within SJSU and CO and she was available to the team whenever the team members needed her thoughts, input and feedback. It didn’t matter whether it was early in the morning or late in the evening or the weekend. Carrie answered every question the team had for her and if she didn’t have the answer then either she got the answer for us and pointed us in the right direction. This is one of the best managed projects that I have had the opportunity to work on and all the credit goes to Ms. Medders’ project management skills. The attention to detail she brought to this project was amazing.  Congratulations on a job well done.” –Harish Chander