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Town Hall Recordings

G.O.A.T. Award Winners

The monthly Student Affairs G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time) award is a fun way to recognize your colleagues. And it's easy! All you have to do is fill out the short nomination form provided in the monthly SA Break Room newsletter for someone who fits this month's theme. Thanks for taking this time to show a Student Affairs teammate that you notice and appreciate them.

This January, nominate a colleague who warms your heart, makes you feel the feels, or is huggable!

Nominator quote:

Gwen has always been there for me. When I was a young professional she guided me, when I become a mother she supported me, whenever I need help, encouragement, or validation in life or work she is always there quietly loving me. - Kate Davies

Gwen is a warm and wonderful person. She is literally the glue that holds CAPS together. She is kind and capable, and helps staff and students with compassion and efficiency. Gwen is a team player and is humble in all her interactions. Gwen has been at Duke for 39 years. She comes to work every day with a smile and energy. I think this is what makes Gwen the GOAT! - Lisa Adams

Gwen has a beautiful spirit. She gives great hugs and just has the biggest heart. Whenever I run into her in the Wellness building, she instantly brightens my day with a warm smile and generous bear hug.  

 

November is National Peppers Month, nominate a colleague who has "spiced up" your work - whether they brought something to an otherwise "ordinary" project you collaborated on, or just made your day a little spicier!

Nominator quote:

Meg has been the most helpful whenever I get stuck with something I need to accomplish and is the best connected person that I know. She makes an effort to include everyone and I just know the career center is not the same without her.

October is Emotional Intelligence Month! Who is your go-to when you need an open mind and a strong listening ear?

Nominator quote:

Barbara is the GOAT for many different reasons. She is able to listen when you need someone to help you through a difficult situation, whether it be personal or professional. She is able to give you very sound, solid advice, but she will not solve the problem for you. She is so great at making you think for yourself, but she will provide enough guidance for you to talk through and solve your own issues/problems. She has so much wisdom, empathy, sympathy and is always there to give good solid support when needed. I have never met anyone else who is so strong yet nurturing at the same time. Barbara has helped me become the strong woman I am today, with her leadership and guidance!! - Tammy Hope

Back-to-school means time to get motivated! Who is your MOTIVATOR? Who keeps you going, gets you excited to come to work, and gets you pumped to get through your ever-growing task list?

Nominator quote:

Michelle approaches her work with a warm heart. She always has a smile to share and lets people know that she truly cares for them. - Anonymous

You know what happens on April 1st. This month's theme is APRIL FOOLS. Being silly can keep us going, keep us motivated to do the important work we do, and not take life so seriously! Nominate a colleague who always makes you laugh by bringing the silly to the office.

Nominator quote:

Will is a natural comedian. There's never a dull moment when he's around. He has a sweet old soul. Will demonstrates his generosity with fun. He always go above and beyond the call of duty. - Patricia Pointer

March Madness is here! Tell us who your biggest cheerleader is within Student Affairs. Who affirms you, makes you feel appreciated, has your back, and cheers you on like the #1 superstar you are?

Nominator quotes:

Since last March, when we all went to work remote Karen has been working to keep our team united. Scheduling virtual team meetings and socials to keep us informed and in-touch. Karen planned trivia for our team to keep us engaged and entertained at meetings. She also has gone above and beyond for celebrations during the pandemic. She has made sure each staff's remote birthday was celebrated via a gift or meal delivery. Karen’s compassion for others don’t just stop at CES. Karen, even while working remote, has an incredible relationship with many colleagues and clients. She is so intentional at checking in on other colleagues in Student Affairs. She will always remember to ask about you family or check-in after a big project. Her ability to connect and great personal relationship, especially while remote is a testament to her heart for others. She is everyone’s biggest cheerleader. - Tara Carty

 

Karen is always pushing our team to be the best we can be. She encourages professional development and supports us as we take on new projects that are out of our comfort zone. She loves to celebrate everyone on our team whether it be a birthday, wedding, new baby, anniversary or retirement....she always has something fun up her sleeve to make that person feel special. It's not uncommon to find a little note of encouragement or a relatable quote from Karen (left on our desk pre-covid and now in the mail). She's definitely our team's biggest cheerleader! – Anonymous

 

Karen is quite literally our teams biggest cheerleader. She is always there to help with any project or task for our entire team no matter how big or small! Karen always sends our team encouraging messages via email, or she used to drop little notes or goodies on our desk. We also call her the birthday fairy because she always goes out of her way to make everyone feel special on their birthday! -Kristin Pietrantoni

 

My biggest cheerleader at Duke is, hands down, Karen Stone. In fact, she is our group's biggest cheerleader. Karen's warm and approachable personality, as well as her knowledge, make her the go-to person whenever I, or my co-workers, need an opinion on something or just need someone to listen. She listens to her colleagues problems and issues and is always quick to offer her support. Karen is always the first to volunteer when help is needed. She has volunteered to help with Contact Tracing, COVID testing, the C-Team, the A-Team and if there were a B-Team, I know that she would be there too. Karen knows the importance of teamwork and the importance of TEAM. It was Karen that stepped up to organize our team's "bonding day". I have to say, it was one of the most fun days ever and it did exactly what it was supposed to do...It helped our team bond. It is for all of these reasons, and many more, that I nominate Karen for this month’s GOAT award. It is Karen that encourages the "Wonder Woman" in me. - Kelly Jennings

Since February is National Goat Yoga Month, you can nominate a Student Affairs colleague who has inspired you to show off your flexibility or balance, or has shown off their own flexibility in a project you collaborated on! 

"Reuven, the Israel Fellow at Jewish Life at Duke, came to Durham from Israel expecting to engage with students on the topic of Israel and Jewish identity, and culminating each year by accompanying them on a summer trip to Israel. With COVID, not only have Reuven's in-person interactions with students been limited, but two trips to Israel so far have been cancelled! He has shown such flexibility and adaptability in moving programs online, organizing a virtual Israel Opportunities Fair, planning an event about American-Israeli election politics, and more. He has kept a positive attitude despite the cancelled trips to which he was looking forward and continues to be a wonderful addition to the JLD team!" - Aviv Sheetrit

 

"Jewish Life at Duke's Israel Fellows typically do a two-year stint with JLD, during which they help connect students to study, work, and travel opportunities in Israel, and bring a rich array of cultural and social programming to students interested in Israel. Reuven arrived here at JLD poised to do just that - he got more students interested in our annual Birthright trip than our previous two Israel Fellows and then...poof! Coronavirus, and the cancellation of that trip. Not only was that trip cancelled, but Reuven's ability to go home to Israel to visit his family also evaporated. As of today, Reuven hasn't been home since July, of 2019 - 19 months! And still - he's proven himself to be resilient and 100% focused on student engagement and wellbeing. He's got lots of creative ideas for how to keep students out of the coronavirus doldrums! He created JLD's first ever Jewish Learning Fellowship class focused on Israel, continues to meet up with students one-on-one over Zoom or socially-distanced outside, and just signed up for a third year as our Israel Fellow, despite all the challenges from the past year! We're so proud of and grateful to Reuven for his flexibility and ability to roll with change!" - Joyce Gordon

An executive CLC team decision was made to award the Winter Break G.O.A.T. Award to Team Wellness for winning Duke Rec trivia in December.

Since November is National Peppers Month 🌶, nominate a colleague who has "spiced up" your work - whether they brought something to an otherwise "ordinary" project you collaborated on, or just made your day a little spicier!

Nominator quotes:

"Variety is the spice of life, right? Well, Chandra's famous "Guinnisms" bring variety (and spice) to every meeting, gathering, event, or even just a one-on-one conversation. Chandra can drop *so* much wisdom in just one pithy comment, she brings flavor and spice to all our work! We know that the compound capsaicin in peppers brings the heat to spicy foods - and also has been shown to be beneficial to heart health. Likewise, Chandra's purposeful way of collaborating with, coaching, and uplifting colleagues is beneficial for the overall health of our Division - and the university as a whole!" - Anonymous

October is great for storytelling. In that spirit, please nominate a Student Affairs staff member who you think tells the best stories!

Nominator quotes:

"Zoila has always used the power of a good story to bring context, connection and care to her work. I've had the great privilege of hearing many of Zoila's life lessons (often more than once). Each time if felt her authenticity and her desire to make any situation, no matter how hard, better. Storyteller = Zoila" - Chris Roby

"Zoila is am amazing story teller. She always illustrates a point or lesson by sharing stories from her childhood or her long distinguished career." - Anonymous


G.O.A.T. Award Nominees

You're all winners in our book! Check out the nice things your colleagues had to say about you in the nomination form!

This January, nominate a colleague who warms your heart, makes you feel the feels, or is huggable!

 

Nominees: 

Jim Hodges, Conference Services

Listen. Jim is actually not very huggable. He doesn’t want to hug you. He wants you to be competent, he wants to be competent, and he wants to enjoy the competence. In companionable silence. The essence of Jim is – he wants to leave you alone, and he wants you to leave him alone. But. Isn’t *competence* a hug? The feeling that a hug gives the person being hugged is a tangible feeling of support. A physical way of saying, “I’ve got you.” Likewise, Jim’s professionalism and competence is a quiet and steadfast way of saying, “he’s got you.” Duke, Student Affairs – Jim’s got you. With his hug of competence.

 

Karema Atkinson, Housing & Residence Life - Housekeeping

Nothing warms my heart more than when Karema walks into my office. She has a genuine ability to brighten the day of every staff member she encounters. Despite every obstacle and difficulty that came with the pandemic, especially as it relates to supervising the housekeeping team, Karema persisted with her bright attitude and warm demeanor. I consider myself lucky to be working with her and look forward to the times that our positions overlap. She is truly the GOAT! - Dani Harmston

Nerine Tatham, CAPS

Nerine has consistently checked in with me since my first day at CAPS, several years ago now. She's reliably positive and solution-focused, calm during times of difficulty, and really models to me what it means to be a transparent, dependable and warm colleague. Hugging hasn't really happened due to covid restrictions but Nerine has gracefully transformed her hugs into elbow bumps or air hugs, her smile into smizing (smiling with eyes) and her laugh has remained heart-warming. She makes it easier to come to work on difficult days. 

 

Carina Carpenter, New Student & Family Programs

Carina is the epitome of welcoming and being a friendly face. Having worked with her for a number of years, Carina always was open for a hug (pre-COVID) and making sure that others around her are supported, feel like they're part of a team, and is heavily focused on being collaborative with anyone she works with. She is someone that has made my time at Duke so much warmer and our students are all the better because of her! - Matt Bailey

 

Linda Capers, Director of the Center for Multicultural Affairs

Linda is HILARIOUS- if you haven't had a 1:1 conversation with her before and talked to her about her very interesting and vivid dreams, please do (when she wants to, of course, consent is important)! I always learn something after every conversation with Linda, and I can tell that she has an open orientation to learning as well, which is rejuvenating to experience in relationship. She's always interested in knowing more and asks questions that reflect that. I feel confident that she will continue to ruminate on the feedback/thoughts that I offer, and that is an admirable quality to have in any leader. 

 

Dani Harmston, Housing & Residence Life

Dean Dani Harmston has worked diligently to support the return of West campus students to campus this semester. Her work consisted of organizing the distribution of KN-95 masks to all residential students, supporting the live-in RC Team through an extended move-in period, and caring for staff and students heavily impacted by the death of a student over the Winter Break.

Dani consistently approaches her work with care and compassion, reminding staff that they are a human first and their families also come before the work before them. She gives her time freely to her supervisees and students alike. Dani does all of this while juggling life with her new born son, Jackson, and her amazing daughter, Hayley.

Dani is the GOAT of January for us in Residence Life and, I argue, she's the GOAT of our entire division.

 

Monique Turrentine Holmes, Career Center-Employer Relations

Monique is always nice and helpful regardless of the situation. She is always trying to do the best she can to help everyone and to make sure that her team has a great day. - David Williams

Andromeda Connor, Duke International Student Center

Meda is the best hugger and the most huggable person ever! She genuinely cares about all of us; she is thoughtful and insightful. Her laughter is contagious and her vibrant energy lights up any space she walks into. Anyone who is lucky enough to cross paths with her will receive lots of love and a solid hug. - Esra Uzun Mason

November is National Peppers Month, nominate a colleague who has "spiced up" your work - whether they brought something to an otherwise "ordinary" project you collaborated on, or just made your day a little spicier!

 

Nominees

Chris Jayaprasanna, Housing and Residence Life

Chris exhibits a fresh perspective on all work related activities. Chris is also willing to push the creative boundaries of tasks to get them done in way that staff members are excited.

 

Sherry Reynolds, Housing and Residence Life

Sherry is the most polite, mother-like, smart, dependable and dedicated figure that the East campus students and staff members, especially myself, has ever had the pleasure of meeting and working with. She is so helpful and she makes sure she gives comfort to those who need it.

 

October is Emotional Intelligence Month! Who is your go-to when you need an open mind and a strong listening ear?

Nominees:

 

Jordan Hale, New Student & Family Programs

Jordan is one of the most compassionate and relational people at Duke. He takes the time to get to know you, listen, and make you feel valued. He knows when to be serious and offer advice, and when to tell you to calm down and laugh it off. No matter how busy he is as a director, he is quick to go out of his way to support a colleague. Jordan is the epitome of a strong heart and a supportive soul. I feel SO lucky to call him my supervisor. - Carina Carpenter

 

Melcina White, Office of the Vice Provost/Vice President

Melcina is a go-to for so many people with their frustrations and their excitement. People stop by her office to chat frequently and she is inundated with e-mails and phone calls from people who need information. Also, Melcina has recently been working the front desk at OVP when students are not availabe. Her patience and compassion are always preeminent in the way she helps students, visitors, and our team. - Shruti

 

Andromeda Connor, Duke International Student Center

Meda is a valuable and reliable member of the DISC team, and you can always count on her to have your back! With her many years of experience working at Student Affairs and Duke, she is holding the DISC team together as we are going through this transition period. Meda is also a caring and fun person to be around with! She brings her authenticity and energy into every space she walks in. The international students, scholars, and spouses who have worked with or been helped by Meda can all attest to her warmth and generosity! - Ling Jin

 

Catherine Allen, Career Center

Catherine is a methodical listener when you ask to talk through something with her. She actively listens, breaks it down, and reflects back the most important components before then adding in her thoughts. Always such a help when working through a block or just needing another mind on a task! Plus she has great taste in music and great sense of humor. - Meredith McCook

 

Dr. Nerine Tatham, CAPS

Nerine always seems engaging and receptive, both in sharing transparently and providing a supportive, nonjudgmental listening ear. I appreciate her style, calm, professionalism, and willingness to always be a sounding board. I feel she truly cares and I respect her greatly as a colleague and human. - Anonymous

 

Kelly Jennings, Conference & Event Services

Kelly has been one of the staff members that was in the office almost every day during the pandemic when everyone was working from home. Every single time anyone needed anything they would reach out to her and she was always ready, willing and able to comply. I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say Kelly and her team single-handedly held the fort together during those chaotic times. Even now, upon our return, no matter how busy she is, she doesn't hesitate to take the time to listen to anyone's request and is always professional and quick to respond. - Anonymous

 

Tasha Curry-Corcoran, CLC

Tasha always makes herself available if I need a listening ear, whether to share in celebration or hear me vent. She has an open mind and open heart toward everyone she encounters, and is my go-to when I need a hug, virtually or in person! Tasha is also extremely intuitive and tends to just *know* when I need an ear or a shoulder. #MomPowers - Kristin Pfeiffer

 

Rich Kless, Venue & Production Management

CTC! - Seldon Smith

 

Tuania Wright, Women's Center

Tuania is my go-to person when I am having an emotional day and need to share my thoughts; she always seems to know what to say and when to say it and I don't have to worry about her repeating my deepest concerns. She helps to get me in a better headspace which allows me time to focus on what the true issues may be. Tuania is a very honest and trustworthy person and I appreciate that. - Anonymous

 

Shelvis Ponds, DukeReach

Shelvis is the ultimate work buddy. He is a wonderful listener and he gives advice without being too pushy. He always provides much needed laughter and humor to a work environment that can sometimes be very stressful. - Tiarra Wade

 

Karen Stone, Conference & Event Services

I started at Duke mid-August and Karen has been exactly the type of team member I had hoped I would be working with. We all know Karen is great at her job, but she is also genuine, kind, and a great person to bounce ideas off of. She has helped me work through no less than 1000 questions in my short period of time here. Karen offers solutions and also listens to me work through problems and encourages me to trust my decisions. What I love is that she trusts me and my decisions and encourages me to trust myself! Karen is a shining example of an excellent leader and colleague. - Tomara Youngblood

 

Jessica Reveal, Venue & Production Management (at the time of nomination!)

Jess is always an amazing listener--she is empathetic, kind, and amazing. - Maria Maxell

Back-to-school means time to get motivated! Who is your MOTIVATOR? Who keeps you going, gets you excited to come to work, and gets you pumped to get through your ever-growing task list?

 

Nominees:

Shantel Barrick, University Box Office

Shantel is a shining light anywhere she goes. Whether it is training our new students, welcome patrons to our performances, or keeping me sane, her energy is unlike anyone I've ever met and you can't help but smile when you are around her (and let's not forget her incredible work ethic). She is the definition of GOAT! - Jessica Reveal

 

Crystal Deweese, Student Health

Crystal always brings a positive attitude even to the most stressful times at student health which helps us all make it through as a team. She motivates everyone to not sweat the small stuff and see the big picture goal of a healthy, safe campus. - Raphaele, Sue, Debra, Donna, Kathy x2

 

Karen Stone, CES

Karen keeps everyone motivated with her cheery spirit and authentic care for all our students and staff! If you are ever having a tough day you can count on Karen to make it better with motivating affirmations, encouragement, and a laugh together. She has a "we can do it!" attitude about everything and that keeps us going! - Laura Andrews

 

Joyce Gordon, Jewish Life at Duke

Joyce works hard, she is kind, she is thoughtful, and watching her work on behalf of her community is inspiring. I admire her and I am grateful she is our colleague. - Jordan Hale

 

Jim Hodges, CES

Jim is everyone's hype guy. He solves problems with a smile on his face, brings laughter to every conversation, and can even be seen handing out popsicles! Jim cares deeply about the people he interacts with and the people on his team. He takes almost impossible dreams and visions and turns them into reality (did you see graduation 2020?!). Jim makes even the hardest days easier with this attitude and laughter. - Shruti Desai

 

Brandin Howard, HRL

Brandin is the definition of motivation! Brandin has taken on the role of Associate Dean for East Campus and our Apartments - and has just done it with such grace! Motivation for me comes when someone puts forth their best effort and doesn't complain about every little thing that we really can't control anyway. He's a self-starter - which motivates me to do better. He's constantly striving to make us better as a department - another motivation for me! We're still navigating the death of one of our RCs - it's like a cloud of sadness that thunders down at the most unexpected moments. Brandin brings joy and motivation through his wacky sense of humor and sage advice! I could go on, however think you get the point! - Deb Lo Biondo

You know what happens on April 1st. This month's theme is APRIL FOOLS. Being silly can keep us going, keep us motivated to do the important work we do, and not take life so seriously! Nominate a colleague who always makes you laugh by bringing the silly to the office.

 

Nominees:

David Pittman, UCAE

David has a positive attitude and cheerful spirit. He always makes time for student leaders and colleagues, no matter how busy he is. I can always count on him for a thoughtful and thorough response on all student life issues. -Anonymous

 

William Little, Student Health

Will is a natural comedian. There's never a dull moment when he's around. He has a sweet old soul. Will demonstrates his generosity with fun. He always go above and beyond the call of duty. - Patricia Pointer

March Madness is here! Tell us who your biggest cheerleader is within Student Affairs. Who affirms you, makes you feel appreciated, has your back, and cheers you on like the #1 superstar you are?

 

Nominees:

Sophie Williams, CLC

Sophie really makes sure that her team members know that she's their biggest cheerleader. I could list dozens and dozens of times that she's highlighted someone's work and given credit to others. She is reassuring and consistently reminds others that she appreciates our work. She's also very generous with her reminders to take care of ourselves. Ultimately, it's clearly natural for Sophie to lift up her team members and make them feel appreciated, celebrated, and supported. I'm really grateful to have a team member like Sophie who makes it a point to be a cheerleader. -Kyle Fox

 

Crystal DeWeese, Student Health

In healthcare it is widely known that it is nurses who save lives. Crystal is the essential link behind everything at Student Health. How she is able to do all she does is amazing to me, even more so during this pandemic as she leads SH, ensures that her daughter is successful in elementary school, and is smiling and cheerful every day. Crystal has led her staff with amazing grace and I am so thankful for her. - Debra Ryan

 

Nick Antonicci, CSGD

Nick is a NOTICER. He intently observes insightful and great things about everyone around him. But here's where he gets really great - he then *shares* those observations rather than keeping them to himself. Getting a compliment on your work from Nick is incredibly meaningful, because you know that he's been thoughtful about it and that he's noticed something about you that you may not have even seen in yourself. So while Nick may not be out front with a bullhorn and pom-poms, as you imagine a cheerleader to be, his support and "cheerleading" is all the more special. Keep on noticing, Nick! - Anonymous

 

Karen Stone, CES

Since last March, when we all went to work remote Karen has been working to keep our team united. Scheduling virtual team meetings and socials to keep us informed and in-touch. Karen planned trivia for our team to keep us engaged and entertained at meetings. She also has gone above and beyond for celebrations during the pandemic. She has made sure each staff's remote birthday was celebrated via a gift or meal delivery. Karen’s compassion for others don’t just stop at CES. Karen, even while working remote, has an incredible relationship with many colleagues and clients. She is so intentional at checking in on other colleagues in Student Affairs. She will always remember to ask about you family or check-in after a big project. Her ability to connect and great personal relationship, especially while remote is a testament to her heart for others. She is everyone’s biggest cheerleader. - Tara Carty

 

Karen is always pushing our team to be the best we can be. She encourages professional development and supports us as we take on new projects that are out of our comfort zone. She loves to celebrate everyone on our team whether it be a birthday, wedding, new baby, anniversary or retirement....she always has something fun up her sleeve to make that person feel special. It's not uncommon to find a little note of encouragement or a relatable quote from Karen (left on our desk pre-covid and now in the mail). She's definitely our team's biggest cheerleader! – Anonymous

 

Karen is quite literally our teams biggest cheerleader. She is always there to help with any project or task for our entire team no matter how big or small! Karen always sends our team encouraging messages via email, or she used to drop little notes or goodies on our desk. We also call her the birthday fairy because she always goes out of her way to make everyone feel special on their birthday! -Kristin Pietrantoni

 

My biggest cheerleader at Duke is, hands down, Karen Stone. In fact, she is our group's biggest cheerleader. Karen's warm and approachable personality, as well as her knowledge, make her the go-to person whenever I, or my co-workers, need an opinion on something or just need someone to listen. She listens to her colleagues problems and issues and is always quick to offer her support. Karen is always the first to volunteer when help is needed. She has volunteered to help with Contact Tracing, COVID testing, the C-Team, the A-Team and if there were a B-Team, I know that she would be there too. Karen knows the importance of teamwork and the importance of TEAM. It was Karen that stepped up to organize our team's "bonding day". I have to say, it was one of the most fun days ever and it did exactly what it was supposed to do...It helped our team bond. It is for all of these reasons, and many more, that I nominate Karen for this months GOAT award. It is Karen that encourages the "Wonder Woman" in me. - Kelly Jennings

 

David Frankel, DoS/OSCCS

David is always cheering his colleagues on. If you work on a project with him he always comes with intentional affirmations and always, always thanks you for your work. Even if he just knows about a project you are personally working on, he is great about asking for updates and congratulating you on a job well done. He is a cheerleader for so many in the division. - Tara Carty

 

Karema Atkinson, HRL

Karema is one of the most positive colleagues with whom I've ever worked! She consistently "shows up"! She is always ready to help, inspires me to do my best, and mobilizes her team to do the same! Most importantly, Karema takes the time to check on me in my new role - via a text or phone call - and reminds me to take care of myself. She is incredibly supportive and has above and beyond to help keep me and I'm sure others - motivated! - Deb LoBiondo

 

Grace Sullivan, DoS/Parent & Family Programs

Grace is the ultimate low-key cheerleader. She's the queen of validation and affirmation, in the form of an expression or gesture in a Zoom call, or an email to say thank you or congratulations. I always perk up when I see her in person or her name in my inbox, because I know it's going to be a positive and affirming experience every time. She is an excellent teammate and an even better pal. - Kristin Pfeiffer

 

Sarah Neff, UCAE

Sarah has been been an important part of making the DukeCreate and VisArts collaboration on the “Paint Like” series a huge success. I couldn’t have gotten through the semester without her help and positivity. She’s such a joy to work with, and very deserving of some accolades...and a raise. Are these nominations connected to raises? Sarah should get one! (J/k but not j/k) - Kevin Erixson

 

Robert Coffey, Dining

Robert Coffey allows his team to grow by fostering an environment that allows for the development of ideas. Robert doesn’t say no to potential projects, he allows for the team to understand what will work and what could work if able. He empowers the team by letting them lead the way in their respective areas of expertise while stepping in when needed. He shares credit where credit is due and rarely accepts accolades but hopefully we will as a G.O.A.T. Robert is always making sure the team is able to put heath and family first and remembers the smallest details about a story we may have told about your dog from six months ago. He will remember the dog’s name and asks how it is doing. He cares so much about us and the work that we do for Duke Community, while keeping it safe and providing quality meals. We are all proud to say that we work for Robert and Duke Dining. - Anonymous

 

Since February is National Goat Yoga Month, you can nominate a Student Affairs colleague who has inspired you to show off your flexibility or balance, or has shown off their own flexibility in a project you collaborated on! 

 

Nominees:

Sophie Rose, OVP

Sophie Rose is the epitome of flexibility! She is always willing to take on any project, and support anyone who needs it. She can change directions on a dime, and learn a new skill with speed and grace. - Kristin Pfeiffer

 

Joe Gonzalez, OVP

Joe took on the vital task of coordinating the covid gateway testing process at the beginning of the semester. He worked tirelessly to coordinate efforts and communication across a broad spectrum of university, health system, and public health team members. Joe listened to ideas and was very open to feedback and he was able to adjust on the fly when different moving parts of the process changed. I know that I felt a great sense of confidence that the process would be thoroughly and carefully planned with Joe at the helm. -LB Bergene

 

Tara Carty, UCAE/CES

When I think of a GOAT - someone that has flexibility and balance - Tara Carty is the first person that comes to mind. She is invaluable on any team or committee and because of her flexibility, willingness to learn and great balance of time, she has been added to many these days! She jumps in and helps when needed and continues to create/make processes and procedures to ensure the most efficient and effective outcomes. Her flexibility has allowed her to grow so much during her time at Duke as she continues to pick up new skills/duties. CES already knew she was a GOAT but it has been great to see other parts of Student Affairs experience Tara's greatness!! - Karen Stone

 

Meredith McCook, Career Center

Meredith has been leading an office wide project that has just come to fruition after a year of hard work. She has worked diligently and with great enthusiasm to work with the Career Center staff to develop a new "Career Development Process." She presented and shared this out to the "One Duke" group on campus. We greatly appreciate her dedication and commitment to developing a unified process and language for the team. - Teri Mills

 

Kelly Jennings, UCAE/CES

Let me tell you a bit about Kelly Jennings, as I don't think many people in our department know who she is or what she does. First, she has gone to campus everyday single day for work since the pandemic, including some nights and weekends. The only days she didn't were the week of Thanksgiving and around Christmas. In terms of her job duties - flexibility is Kelly's middle name. Her entire job the past yea has been "and other duties as assigned" as she quietly is behind the scenes in charge of passing out masks to SA dept., rearranging furniture inside and outside at least 5,738 times, getting signs made, putting up signs, taking down signs, being an unofficial member of the c-team (meaning she doesn't get any perks or rewards), helping with tents, making sure student events can happen safely and get the equipment needed, etc. etc. etc. Kelly truly is a GOAT and deserves so much praise and recognition as she makes a difference everyday with keeping Duke not only open but more importantly safe. - Karen Stone

 

QuiAnne' Holmes, DuWell

QuiAnne' has done a great job assisting with Koru facilitators. Getting Koru trained and getting our sessions outlined is a long process, and Qui'Anne has worked with us as trainers, answered our numerous questions, and worked to make sure we are adequately prepared to host our Koru classes. - Jordan Hale

 

Grace Sullivan, DoS

Grace has been working closely with the Parent Facebook Page. Grace has been flexible, graceful (pun intended), thoughtful, and patient with parents as they ask questions about life on campus. Some of the requests and inquiries are problematic at best, but Grace takes the time to listen to the parents, work with the page administrators to address concerns, get answers in a timely manner, and present on university webinars to answer parent questions. She has been the GOAT over the last few weeks! - Jordan Hale

 

Meg Wilson, Career Center

Most days Meg is juggling the needs and requests of a dozen different colleagues. She is our central command as it comes to all things communications related, and if you spent one day in our space you would realize how overwhelming that could be. She not only gets the job done, she educates her colleagues about the process, identify gaps we might have in our resources and information and always looks at our communications of the lens of inclusion and equity. Much of her work is behind the scenes and does not always get spotlighted, but without her expertise, her commitment and her hard work, much of our work would not see the light of day, or if it did it would not be as professional as we have all come to know it to be. - Greg Victory

 

Quinton Smith, Mary Lou 

Quinton is doing everything in the Mary Lou right now. This includes Black History Month programming, supporting student staff, supporting himself, and STILL delivered an amazing training for all academic advisors on anti-black racism. He's crushing it. - Jordan Hale

Since November is National Peppers Month 🌶, nominate a colleague who has "spiced up" your work - whether they brought something to an otherwise "ordinary" project you collaborated on, or just made your day a little spicier!

 

Nominees: 

Brian Lackman, UCAE/Student Engagement 

I've been working with Brian on the lead contact tracing team this semester, and he is always filled with new ideas to spice up our training materials for our volunteers, help spread the word about our amazing team, and more! I appreciate his creativity and willingness to come to the table with so many unique and awesome proposals. Additionally, his sense of humor keeps us all entertained after long days of contact tracing. I am super appreciative to work with him! - Audrey Fenske

 

Michele Armstrong, OSC 

Michele has been waist deep in her computer and documents assisting the university with timely, efficient, and thorough investigations of conduct matters. Michele has done this with a balanced and neutral perspective while caring for her partner and their two dogs - who frequently appear on Zoom meetings. Michele's efforts are part of the glue that helps students understand and reflect on their actions throughout the conduct process, but moreover contributes to an equitable conduct process and healthy campus community. - Jeanna McCullers

 

Sheila Broderick, Women's Center 

Sheila loves her work and is fantastic at supporting our students. No matter what kind of a day I am having I can rely on Sheila to lift my spirits with her positive outlook and matter of fact approach. - Tom Szigethy

 

Kyle Fox, CLC 

Kyle brings a certain pizzaz to every project he touches! In particular, our 5 norms wall art project was just words lettered in black and white until he brought it to life with color and refinery. - Kristin Pfeiffer

October is great for storytelling. In that spirit, please nominate a Student Affairs staff member who you think tells the best stories!

 

Nominees: 

Hunter Roberts, CSGD 

Hunter has done an INCREDIBLE job preparing for National Coming Out Day and LGBTQIA+ History Month. She has collaborated with over 20 partner offices and student organizations to host 15 unique conversations at the intersections of multiple identities. Not only did she do all of this but she supported the development of student facilitators, ensured visibility across campus, and created an extensive coming-out day syllabus. This doesn't even come close to conveying the hard work Hunter put in to run with the challenges of covid and very little budget to make the yearly celebration better than ever before! - Angel Collie

 

Matt Bailey, HRL 

Matt is an incredible storyteller - you imagine that what he's telling you (such as his high school Health Teacher teaching the class how to pull off a mafia-style hit on an enemy) is fiction - but he's a consummate non-fiction storyteller. You don't want his stories to end - they are rich and capture your imagination, you can picture what's happening every time. Matt, keep on telling amazing stories! -Joyce Gordon

 

Karen Stone, UCAE/CES

CES is incredibly lucky to have Karen on our team. She works incredibly hard to make sure things are running smoothly and that everyone is okay. Karen is always offering to help take a task off someone's plate or drop what she is doing to lend a hand in a crisis. She also serves as our resident birthday fairy - making sure colleagues feel special. Karen's compassion for others extends to her clients and colleagues across the division. She is very intentional in her relationships and expressing her gratitude for others. THANK YOU Karen for all you do for Duke! - Tara Carty

 

Karen is the most caring person I know, meaning that she always dives right in to help. These leads to some pretty incredible stories from her various friendships. Being a great listener also makes a great story teller! And Karen is one of the best listeners there is! -Stephanie Green


How to generate an expense report on CONCUR – NON-TRAVEL

  1. Go to concur.duke.edu. Once you arrive at the site, click on Concur loginto the far right of the screen.
  2. Log in with your NetID and your password (if required). Once you are logged in, you should be able to see your Concur profile. See image 1.1.

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  1. Click on available expenseson the top header and you should be able to see your corporate card expenses.
  2. Select the expenses that you are going to submit. Then, click on the Movetab on the right and click on the drop-down and select To New Report. 
  3. Once you click on To New Report, it will lead you to the header records page. See image 1.3. 

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  1. Fill in the header records required in RED. Since this is a non-travelexpense report, make sure to change your report type from *DU-Travel Report to DU-Non-Travel Report.
  2. Once you fill in all your data, click on Nexton the far bottom right of the screen. 
  3. Once you click Next, you should be able to see your selected available expenses on the screen.