Loyola University Chicago

University Staff Council

2007 Staff Recognition & Excellence Award Recipients

Congratulations to all the recipients of the 2007 Staff Recognition and Excellence Awards!

Staff Member of the Year:  David Pankratz, Modern Languages and Literatures.

David has been described as the heart and soul of the department.  Notable comments about David:  "he makes everyone-students, staff, and faculty alike-feel warmly welcome..."  "David he goes out of his way to provide service with a smile, as well as to accommodate special requests made by faculty to facilitate their teaching."

Faculty member of the year:  Anthony Cardoza, History department

David has been described as the heart and soul of the department.  Notable comments about David:  Anthony Cardoza was selected for this award, nominated by his peers, because he exemplifies the values of Loyola university - scholarship, leadership, and service.  Striking a balance between these ideals as well serving as a role model to both faculty and staff is what is what set him stand out this year.

Kay Egan Award (Person for Others):  David Gabrovich, Information Technology Services

Notable comments made about the David:  "In all my interactions on a professional level with the awardee, has shown that he is always helpful, extremely courteous, and very professional.  On a daily basis, even if what is being asked of him is not within the realm of his job responsibilities, he provides the utmost in customer service...He Goes the extra mile through collaboration and team work, And always he provides service in a friendly and pleasant manner."

Student Service Award (Person for Students): Robbie Jones, School of Education

Robbie has been described as “a real student advocate."

"She keeps the interests of the students she comes in contact with at the top of her priorities, and “provides many services that the students probably don’t realize, but are critical to their success.”

She demonstrates “a consistent level of enthusiasm and energy” and “has a genuine care for our teacher candidates because she KNOWS her students and their needs."

Rising Star Award: Michelle Lata, Office of Student Life

Students, staff, and faculty who work with Michelle recognized her professionalism, dedication, and ability to work with a variety of people. A student described her as a ”Great example of an Ignatian woman for others.  She is the epitome of professionalism and class. . .  Her amazing work ethic inspires everyone in the office to work harder and better."

Team Spirit Award:  Desktop Services/Media Services/Research and Teaching services

To the nominators of the team spirit award, The recipients are the unsung heroes of the University.

Notable comments about it support:

“Whenever I call with the most banal of questions or an urgent need the response time is remarkable."

“As a new faculty member, I have needed assistance with the computer, the microphone, the projection screen, the USB port and with Blackboard.  Each request was  greeted with courtesy and responsiveness.  They never make me feel inferior due to my lack of knowledge.”