Emma Vasquez, Administrative Assistant III, was selected as the Texas State Employee of the Month for February 2012.
Emma began here at Texas State in 1997. She currently works in the McCoy College of Business assisting with travel, answering student questions, but more importantly processes graduate student applications. Emma’s interactions include potential, current and former students in the College of Business. She has established herself with the Graduate College and Registrar’s Office as a vital resource when they have questions. In any given typical semester, Emma is responsible for processing between 250 and 300 graduate program applications in addition to all her other duties without hesitation. Emma produces quality work in every task.
Emma is always willing to provide assistance when she can. One colleague describes her phone conversations with disgruntled students and her ability to apply whatever action necessary to simplify the process for the confused. When surveys are conducted with graduating students and alumni, Emma is often mentioned as having a positive influence on their experience at Texas State. She exudes a pleasant and professional demeanor and all who work with her describe her as such. Emma has a positive attitude that is contagious. She demonstrates a dedication to her job, her co-workers, the students, and the university that makes her an asset to our campus. Take a walk over to the College of Business and say hello to “Miss Emma,” one of Texas State’s bright stars.
Congratulations, Emma, on being recognized as the February 2012 Employee of the Month!
The Texas State Quarterly Team Award was presented to the Undergraduate Admissions Evaluation Team. The team members include:
The Undergraduate Admissions Evaluation Team was nominated and selected to receive the November 2011 Texas State Quarterly Team Award. They were nominated for their diligence in reviewing and posting coursework from other institutions. The Banner System was implemented for Fall 2011, which meant Beverly and Judith had to hand enter transfer work into two systems for work completed prior to Fall 2011. The two of them attended meetings on the process to accurately convert the information to the new systems and related issues. This all took place at the busiest time of year for the Admissions Office. These ladies put in regular twelve hour days and worked weekends to ensure the job was done without hesitation or complaint. Beverly and Judith manually corrected system repeat issues and course transfer equivalency issues. They trained temporary employees on policies related to prevent repeats.
These ladies reduced the number of errors in repeats for transfer students, which also ensured more accurate GPA’s. They maintained a level of customer service that reflects their work ethic. Beverly and Judith’s main focus was making sure students and staff had accurate, error-free information in order to help towards the goals of retention and graduation. You can always count on Beverly and Judith to be helpful, kind, and quick to meet the needs of others on campus.
Congratulations to Undergraduate Admissions Evaluation Team on its accomplishments and a job well done!