Staff Spotlight

richardPlease join us in congratulating Isabel Capella, Program Assistant, who was awarded with the 2014 Student Affairs Day Customer Service Award Recipient on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. The Customer Service Award is designed to recognize an individual who always demonstrates professionalism by serving the needs of the University community. This individual takes the extra step to ensure that all students and clients feel important and welcome, and that expectations are not only met, but exceeded.

In the words of one of her nominators, “While I am in the office I will often overhear Isabel talking to a student, walking them through tips for seeking employment, or providing information about academic advisors or events on campus.”
 


richardPlease join us in congratulating Harold Clayton, Associate Director, who was awarded with the 2014 Student Affairs Day Supervisor of the Year on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. The Supervisor Award recognizes an individual who demonstrates excellent supervisory skills. This individual is fair and ethical, and encourages the development of the staff. This individual has the ability to listen to all points of view and is able to make fair decisions.

In the words of one of his nominators, “Harold is a great role model. He supervises the whole BBC staff with great poise and esteem. He has shown me that with hard work and dedication you can do all the things you want to achieve in life.”
 


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Not only did the entire Career Services Office enjoy a wonderful time at the 2014 Student Affairs Day event, but our team received NINE individual employee award nominations. Please join me in congratulating the following nominees:

Charminta Brown – Graduate Assistant Achievement, Isabel Capella – Customer Service (Winner), Yisell Cirion – Leadership, Harold Clayton – Supervisor (Winner), Bright Idea, Amanda Finzi-Smith – Graduate Student Achievement, Desiree Gonzalez – Customer Service, Team Player, Efigenia Gonzalez-Duran – Supervisor, Leadership, Carolyn Meeker – Bright Idea, Student Mentor, Emmanuela Stanislaus – Customer Service, Career Services Team @BBC – Team Player.
 


richardWe are excited to announce that our very own Amanda Finzi-Smith, Graduate Assistant, and Sonia Gonzalez Marketing & Publications Coordinator, were selected to be part of the Student Affairs Day Committee. This committee plans and oversees the annual Student Affairs Day held in the Fall at BBC. This includes soliciting nominations for the annual awards, choosing a theme, and planning the entire day’s events.
 


richardWe are excited to announce that our very own Amanda Finzi-Smith and Elizabeth Fava received a second place finish in the first ever Student Affairs Case Study Competition for the NASPA FL Drive-In!!
 
 
 


richardWe are excited to announce that our very own Ivette Duarte has been nominated for FIU Faculty & Staff Homecoming Queen!! Ivette is not only an amazing career professional with 23+ years at FIU and the Career Services department, but a truly wonderful person. You can vote for her at http://go.fiu.edu/1eb3 till October 10, 2014.
 
 

 


richardFIU Career Services’ Harold Clayton, Associate Director, was recognized this month by the FIU Student Government Association. He was given the NEW FIU Panthers statue, in appreciation of his unwavering support and leadership to the FIU student body.
 
 
 

 
 


richardFIU Career Services’ Richard Azimov, Peer Career Coach, was recognized with 3 awards Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the BBC Leadership Awards Banquet. Richard was recognized with the Mary L. Pankowski Outstanding Leader Award, with Above and Beyond Excellence Award, and last but not least the President’s Choice Excellence Award.
 
 
  
 

 


Congratulations to our very own Carolyn Meeker, Assistant Director for FIU’s Career Services, who was recognized for extraordinary LGBTQA support within the campus community at FIU’s 16th Annual Lavender Graduation on Thursday, April 10, 2014!!

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Joshua C. Collins, AE & HRD doctoral candidate – LGBTQ Studies Award (honors outstanding LGBTQ scholarship); Carolyn Meeker, AE & HRD doctoral student and Assistant Director of FIU Career Services – Faculty/Staff Award (honors extraordinary LGBTQA support within the campus community); Dr. Tonette S. Rocco, AE & HRD professor and graduate program leader – Faculty/Staff Award (honors extraordinary LGBTQA support within the campus community); Gisela Vega, Associate Director of LGBTQA Initiatives


richardFIU Career Services’ Richard Azimov, Peer Career Coach, was recognized with FIU’s Outstanding Senior Leadership Award at the 2014 Outstanding Student Life Awards on Thursday, April 3, 2014. Richard wears many hats at the Career Services Office, including Peer Career Coach, Office Assistant, Executive Protégé Initiative graduate, as well as FIU Biscayne Bay Vice-President. We are truly proud to have him represent our office.