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Kudos & Congratulations

UIT staff recognized for their excellent work

Congratulations to Brent Ridgeway (CTO organization) and Seenu Peddola (University Support Services) for winning the last prize drawing!

Thank you, Vijay Kammili, for quickly remedying Vanessa Saavedra's Avaya phone issue. Even when you are out of the office, you move mountains to make our phone systems run smoothly. You are a genius and are appreciated.

~ Shirley Denicke, University of Utah Health Care Navigation

At the risk of missing some strong contributors, I want to shout some thanks and kudos to a team that partners with us, and others across campus, constantly. They prepare us for new semesters, they build services when external partners suffer from attacks, and they feel every new or changed demand across the organization. Despite all of that, the relentless pace and demands, they still willingly jump in to help in even more projects. Their expertise and impact are immense, and their involvement improves the outcomes.

With apologies to any I might miss, I need to thank an extremely talented, dedicated, and smart group — people who volunteered, again, to help with a project for IAM in upgrading CAS:

  • Adam Williams
  • Aimee Morgan
  • Bryce Saldajeno
  • Clint Bowles
  • Chris Moore
  • David Lake
  • Robert Lake
  • Daniel Thornley
  • Doug Kenner
  • Garth Devries
  • Jordan Ainsley
  • Jason Moeller
  • Josh Madsen
  • Mitchel West
  • Marc Thompson
  • Mathew Leatham
  • Matt Edgren
  • Namita Mahtta
  • Nico Holguin
  • Paul Richardson
  • Reza Sarijlou
  • Scott Wilgar
  • Shon Harper
  • Srinivas Peddola
  • Thanh Nguyen
  • Tyrel Marshall
  • Val Olds

This group contributed in a variety of ways, using their impressive skills to help this effort go better for the whole campus. This effort was absolutely improved by their involvement and selfless efforts, whether in testing, writing code, assessing security, or leading and managing the various parts of this work. They're the reason we avoided some pitfalls, and they provided perspectives and wisdom that improved the outcome, and they did it all on short notice and after hours, just like they do so many other times to keep everything running smoothly.

Thank you to all of you, and to anyone I might have missed, for your help, expertise, and sense of humor as we went through this process. You are the people who make everything work. Thank you, and kudos!

~ Chris Stucker, Information Security Office

I could write this particular thank you every single month, because this is a team that is ALWAYS helping us, guiding and providing advice, giving perspectives that are frequently missed otherwise, and improving everything we do. Strategic Communication (Cassandra van Buren, Larrisa Beth Turner, and Jesse Drake), you make everything we do easier and better. I don't even want to think about how things would change without your expertise and skills and your dedication to getting the communications (and so many other details) right. Thank you, and kudos for your amazing support of all of UIT!

~ Chris Stucker, Information Security Office

I want to give a shout out and say thanks to Jeff Shuckra for facilitating a couple of meetings for me while I was on PTO! He's always so willing to jump in and help whenever needed! Thanks, Jeff! You rock!

~ Joshua Cooper, Information Technology Services

I would like to shout out Cody Exon on the Help Desk for being very helpful and friendly. He is always helping me with any user problem I bring him, and he is quick and professional as well. Thanks, Cody!

~ Ian Boss, CTO organization

Thank you to Keith Hughes and Michael Patrick Martinez on your C•Cure support/work during the Super Bowl. Our customer called me the next day just to say how "phenomenal" your service was. Great job!!!!

~ Kim Tanner, CTO organization

A big shout out and THANK YOU to Jon Ross, Dalton Clift, Thanh Nguyen, Stephan Stankovic, Mathew Leatham, Mohammed Fateh, and Brent Wimber for getting us off Puppet 4 and on to a supported version. Great job!!!!

~ Kim Tanner, CTO organization

I want to recognize Fernando Ferrer Anato for his willingness to go out of his way to get my issue resolved as quickly as possible!

~ Thomas Murray, UIT Finance

I want to give a huge shout-out and thank you to Corey Winn! He has been so helpful during the Teams phone migration. Anytime I have had a question or a problem with my Teams phone migration orders, he has been right there to get me the information I request or to fix any issues. He is the most awesome!

~ Teri Pearson, CTO organization

This shout-out is to recognize Bryce Saldajeno and Jordan Ainslie for all of their efforts in providing QA and Release Management support to the USS Student Team.

This has required a lot more from them as they have balanced their own workload and these additional responsibilities while in the transition period of getting a new software QA specialist hired. Thank you, guys!

~ Scott Wilgar, University Support Services

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, directors, and associate directors are not eligible for prizes.

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Last Updated: 4/11/22