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Kudos & Congratulations — June 2019

Congratulations to Todd Derrick (Service Management) and Dao White (Center for High Performance Computing) for winning the previous prize drawing!

UIT staff recognized for their excellent work


Kudos to Stacy Vincent on the ISO-GRC team. Stacy is a recipient of the Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) Program scholarship to help with the SC19 in Denver, Colo. She is assigned to work with the Security team on SCinet. SCinet is a high-performance network built once a year to support the annual, international Supercomputing Conference. Congratulations to Stacy on this major award!

~ Trevor Long, Information Security Office


Thank you to the following team members for their work on Phase I of the Campus Disaster Recovery effort:

Jody Sluder, Rob Birkinshaw, Gary Carter, Bryan Wooten, Andrew Reich, Thanh Nguyen, Peter W.K. Mo, Benjamin Poulson, John Fagg, Dave Rasmussen, David Rona, Jason Moeller, Shawn Halladay, Jim Livingston, Tim Urban, David Huth, Phillip Kimball, Doug Kenner, Craig Bennion, Ray Carsey, Robert Jans, Mathew Leatham, Rhay Natividad, Brad Millett, Matt Juber, Bryce Fox, and Chris Price.

This project was an example of excellent teamwork, collaboration, and support. Thank you!

~ Kim Tanner, Software Platform Services


Rosalia Villegas has done an outstanding job keeping the wireless upgrade project organized and creating the communication channels necessary for us to complete the work.

~ Trent Cutler, Network Services


Monte Shaw is amazing! He does so much work for UIT Campus Computer Support and he does not get enough credit. So friendly and happy to help anyone.

~ Beth Sallay, Communications Infrastructure


Kudos to Derek Koolhoven on the Network Core Services team for helping us with Exadata refresh planning on such last-minute notice. Derek was engaged and determined to make our project successful. Thank you!

~ Peter Mo, Software Platform Services


Thanks to Nic Courdy, Lani Twitchell, Roger Kowallis, Shellie Eide, Tamara Oniani, and Avaree Vowell for helping to get the UIT website migrated to the new OmniUpdate template. We appreciate your camaraderie, expertise, and thoughtful attention to all details.

~ Cassandra Van Buren, Strategic Communication


Thank you to the following people who pitched in to help make the 2019 UIT Summer Party at Clark Planetarium successful. 

  • Popcorn: Angelica Chacon, Aimee Ellett, Jan Lovett, Mike McCloskey, Mary Smithing, Rosalia Villegas, and Stacey Wood.
  • Lunch: Alijana Kahriman, Kelsey Loizos, Zac Thayn 
  • Film tickets: Mike Ekstrom, Steve Hess, and Jill Brinton
  • Finance/accounting support: Alijana Kahriman

Special thanks to Strategic Communication group members Larrisa Turner and Jesse Drake, who took great care to ensure that employees enjoyed a good experience at the event. Larrisa's meticulous coordination with Good Day Catering and U of U Purchasing was key. This event took 12 months to plan, and their professional expertise and caring for UIT employees throughout the process was critical to the party's success.

~ Cassandra Van Buren, Strategic Communication


Anyone at the U can submit an item for Kudos & Congrats! 

Submit your kudos and the UIT employees you commend will be entered into a monthly prize drawing. UIT employees who submit entries will also be entered in a separate prize drawing. 

UITL members and associate directors are not eligible for prizes.

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Last Updated: 6/26/19