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Jan 15

September Employee of the Month

Kyra Patel currently serves as the Coordinator for Student Social Wellness in the Department of Wellness & Prevention Services.  She has been in this position since for almost 2 years.

Her nominator stated "Kyra generously gives her time and talents to serve our students and to make our campus a more inclusive, healthy and welcoming environment.  This nomination is for many reasons which also include the many late nights and early mornings that Kyra enthusiastically showed up to make Health, Wellness and Safety week a success. Health, Wellness and Safety Week was a multidepartment event that had many movable pieces. Kyra was involved significantly in all of the events that took place on our campus. She was responsible for the Glow Run, Sustained Dialogue, and the Health and Safety Festival. She volunteered her time and talents at the 30th annual Walk for Awareness, the Town Hall Meeting, House Calls and our Divisional Tailgate. Her ability to mobilize multiple units within our division and her ability to create partnerships within our community brought new energy into this year’s events. Her CARE and attention to detail, her ENGAGEMENT with students, staff and our community to make the events possible and meaningful, and the culmination of all that she did resulted in a series of events that TRANSFORMED our community."

Kyra we so appreciate you and your dedication to our students and campus.  Congratulations on being September's Employee of the Month!

Oct 17, 19
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August Employee of the Month

James "Jimmy" Kramer currently serves as a Coordinator in Residence Life/University Housing here at Appalachian State University. He has been in this position since 2014.

His nominator stated "Jimmy is dependable, efficient and punctual. He gives great attention to detail and is willing to take on difficult projects, especially in August with preparing for the coming academic year. He has been asked to cover when our department has been down staff and has always stepped up and has performed an amazing job.. Jimmy projects a warm, cheerful attitude to the students and staff. I have seen him resolve conflicts and handle difficult situations with remarkable patience and admirable tact. He goes out of his way to help people. He works hard, and always tries to lift the spirits of those around him. Jimmy demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to our University and it's community. Jimmy is a fantastic teammate and helps his colleagues and is a true champion for higher education. Jimmy brings strong assets to our Department/Division and is focused on continuously learning and developing best practices to manage routine activities in University Housing."

Jimmy we appreciate you and congratulate you on being August's Employee of the Month.

Sep 19, 19
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Student Affairs Summer Employee of the Month

Paula Hicks currently serves as the Assistant Director of the Appalachian State University Child Development Center here. Paula has been with the University for 28 years.

Her nominator stated "Paula is always taking on additional responsibilities with a smile. In May while the Director was out, she calmly handled a situation without letting others know there was even a problem. By being a calm leader, she didn't stress the other staff out and clearly handle the problem at hand.

Paula we appreciate you and congratulate you on being this Summer's' Employee of the Month.

Aug 12, 19
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