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Process improvement teams honored

by Karen A. Grava - November 26, 2007

Four teams of employees who have worked together to improve challenging administrative processes were honored Nov. 16 during a celebration at the Alumni Center. President Michael Hogan and Vice President Barry Feldman addressed the honorees.

The teams are part of the BEST program (Breakthroughs, Excellence, and Success through Teamwork), a joint initiative between the Health Center and the Storrs Campus that seeks to improve services provided to students, patients, faculty, and staff through process improvement teams charged with tackling specific ongoing problems.

The honorees were:

Emergency Protocol

Rhoda Averna, Police Services

Kenneth Crowell, Facilities Operations

Julie Elkins, Vice President for Student Affairs Office

Charles Fink, UITS

Karen Grava, University Communications

Pam Heath-Johnston, Human Resources

Jay Hickey, Human Resources

Michael Kurland, Student Health Services

Neal Olderman, Center for Continuing Studies

Brian Olsen, Center for Continuing Studies

Roy Pietro, Center for Continuing Studies

Dana Wilder, Office of the Provost

Vaughn Williams, Athletics &  Sports Operations

Special Payroll – Researchers

Dianne Dolat, Human Resources

James Mandeville, UITS

Jennifer Person, Payroll

Deborah Shelby, CLAS Dean’s Office

Amy Tse, Payroll

Carol Valone, Psychology

Vendor Payment

Kristin Allen, Purchasing

Jennie Atkins, Athletics Business Office

Kenneth Bernier, Biology Central Services

Charles Eaton, Accounting

Jay Johnston, Residential Life

Glenda King, Accounts Payable

Mary McDougal, Accounts Payable

Josie Nason, Accounts Payable

Terri Richard, Accounts Payable

International Visitors

Debbie Carone, Office of the Vice President/COO

Beth Fletcher, Multicultural & International Affairs

Ann Galonska, Dodd Center

Antje Harnisch, Office of Sponsored Programs

Pam Heath-Johnston, Human Resources

Rachel Jackson, Human Rights Institute

Dorothy Koss, Accounts Payable

Gregory Lowry, Tax & Compliance Office

Jennifer Person, Payroll

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