Trejo, Yvette (Marketing and Business Analytics) is Stepping Beyond

“Thank you Yvette for all of your help and support! You have been my backbone throughout my experience at SJSU. Thank you for going above and beyond during my trainings and always offering to help. You always made sure I knew I could go to you if I ever needed support and for that I am so grateful. I am going to miss working with you. Thank you for making a positive impact. Never change. You are a kind-hearted person and it was a pleasure working with you. Wish you continuous success always! SJSU is lucky to have you.”

– Yesenia Valdez

Ferris, Braley and Bonesteel, Eric (Alumni and Community Engagement) are Stepping Beyond

“Braley and Eric have faced many difficult challenges in this year that would be hard for most employees. From grieving a loss of a great leader, to a multi-faceted office renovation and relocation, to managing shifting work priorities due to staff shortages, are just a few of many challenges they have faced this year and 2022 is not yet half way through.

I collaborate with Braley and Eric on a cross-departmental platform called SJSU¬≤ Mentoring & Meetups, and although this is in addition to their regular duties, they have gone above and beyond to support SJSU students and alumni. To name a few accomplishments, they have successfully onboarded 130+ new alumni to the SJSU¬≤ platform this year to support students with career advice. Braley and Eric also supported training and onboarding for 60+ mentor & student mentee matches for our SP ’22 semester-long Professional Mentoring Program, which is our largest mentoring cohort yet. This is all in addition to their regular work duties as Alumni Association staff. They both have endured a tough year, but remain committed to their work. I am grateful for their strength, grit, and commitment to supporting SJSU alumni and students.”

– Larissa Bates

Frank, Amanda (University Personnel) is Stepping Beyond

“Amanda honestly makes it her daily job to go above and beyond. She is always kind and patient. She knows her job and is open to share information to ensure things are done correctly and that both candidates and hiring committees/managers are given quality service. She has gone out of her way to make time to meet with me when I’ve had questions or needed direction. She is always very responsive and just genuinely cares that things are done right and people are taken good care of. Her intelligence and heart shine through in every interaction I’ve had with her and I appreciate her greatly.”

– Danyelle Johnson

“Amanda is super organized and knowledgeable about emergency hires and recruitment. She truly goes above and beyond with her ability to get us moving forward to fix the obstacles or backlog in order to get it done. Thank you Amanda, you are truly amazing.”

– Anonymous