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 Date: February 8, 2011 Contact:  Paula Cobler 361-570-4350

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UHV recognizes Employee of the Year at luncheon


 

Elizabeth Corte, the senior administrative secretary in the University of Houston-Victoria Information Technology Department, is recognized by UHV Interim President Don Smith as the university’s 2010 Employee of the Year.

 

The senior administrative secretary in the University of Houston-Victoria Information Technology Department was named the university’s 2010 Employee of the Year on Tuesday.

 

Elizabeth Corte received the top honor at the university’s annual Employee Recognition Luncheon. University employees gathered to recognize those celebrating employment anniversaries at UHV and to honor other employees for their exceptional work.

 

“Two of the best things about working at UHV are the variety of experiences I get to have here and the great people I work with,” Corte said after the luncheon. “There’s no way I could do my job without the collaboration we have within and among departments.”

 

A second Employee Recognition Luncheon will take place at the University of Houston System at Sugar Land on Feb. 24 for those UHV employees who work at that teaching center or the UH System at Cinco Ranch.

 

Corte was voted the Employee of the Year by other UHV staff members from an e-mail ballot listing each 2010 UHV Employee of the Month. In addition to Corte, others listed on the ballot were:  

  • Robin Cadle, director of stewardship & planned giving, University Advancement
  • Vicki Causey, online support technician, School of Business Administration
  • Bev Hoerig, instructional designer, Provost’s Office
  • Vangie Kolesar, PeopleSoft training coordinator, Finance
  • Tammy Lackey, senior coordinator of student recruitment, Letting Education Achieve Dreams
  • Judy Lucas, admissions/records analyst, Admissions & Records
  • Crystal Luna, financial aid specialist, Financial Aid
  • Emily Seale, online support technician, School of Education & Human Development
  • Cheryl Shumbera, PeopleSoft functional analyst, Admissions & Records
  • Ashlee Wassick, advising specialist, School of Arts & Sciences
  • Helen Williams, custodian II, Facilities Services

Corte began work at UHV in 2001 as a library assistant in the Victoria College/UHV Library. She moved to the Information Technology Department in 2004 to her current job.

 

“Elizabeth is extremely hardworking, meticulous in all that she does, can juggle several different tasks simultaneously and does it all with courtesy and a smile,” wrote Joe Ferguson, senior director of Information Technology, when he nominated Corte for the Employee of the Month award she previously received.

 

In recognition of Corte’s achievement as the 2010 Employee of the Year, she received a $500 check, a UHV T-shirt and a plaque. Her name also was engraved on the Employee of the Year plaque displayed in UHV University West.

 

UHV also recognized employees who have worked for five, 10, 15, 20 or 25 years at the university. Each employee’s name, title and department are listed below:

 

Five Years

  • Ernest Amador, testing coordinator, Academic & Career Services Center
  • Rosemary Baker, admissions and records analyst, Office of Admissions & Records
  • Lashon Battles, financial aid coordinator, Financial Aid
  • Tim Berkey, assistant professor, School of Education & Human Development
  • Dina Boothe, telephone receptionist, Information Technology
  • Shawn Brett, applications programmer and developer, Student Affairs
  • Lou Ellen Callarman, library associate, VC/UHV Library
  • Anna Celum, administrative assistant, University Advancement
  • Warren Diprose, Web developer, Information Technology
  • Mary Field, senior secretary, School of Business Administration
  • Lynn Freeman, assistant professor, School of Education & Human Development
  • Marie Garcia, human resources assistant, Human Resources
  • Lawrence Nelson, multimedia specialist, School of Education & Human Development
  • Josie Rivera, senior program development coordinator, Letting Education Achieve Dreams & Student Recruitment
  • Kristin Torres, transfer credit analyst, Office of Admissions & Records

 

10 Years

  • Mary Borden, online support technician, School of Business Administration
  • Zoeann Byerly, student services coordinator, Student Services
  • Dee Dee Canion, senior secretary, School of Education & Human Development
  • Peggy Cloninger, associate professor, School of Business Administration
  • Greg Garcia, circulation and shelving supervisor, VC/UHV Library
  • James Garcia, telecom analyst, Information Technology
  • Nancy Gresham, special events coordinator, Special Events
  • Shirley Jung, facilities events senior assistant, Facilities Services
  • Vangie Kolesar, PeopleSoft training coordinator, Finance
  • Stanley Lester, Local Area Network administrator, Information Technology
  • Teresa Le Sage, assistant professor, School of Education & Human Development
  • Ash Walyuchow, athletics director, Athletics

15 Years

  • Li Chao, professor, School of Arts & Sciences
  • Robert Hawkins, associate professor, School of Arts & Sciences
  • Donald Loffredo, professor, School of Arts & Sciences
  • Jan Wendt, athletics coordinator, Athletics

20 Years

  • Wayne Beran, vice president for administration and finance, Administration & Finance
  • Cindy Schnebly, associate professor, School of Arts & Sciences

25 Years

  • Darla Marthiljohni, library associate, VC/UHV Library
  • Shirley Parkan, library associate, VC/UHV Library
  • Marie Plemons, professor, School of Education & Human Development
  • Ron Sardessai, professor, School of Business AdministrationTrudy Wortham, registrar, Admissions & Records

 

 

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region, offers courses leading to more than 65 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education & Human Development, and Nursing. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus as well as teaching sites in Fort Bend, Harris and Montgomery counties, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. Since its founding in 1973, UHV has provided students with a quality university education from excellent faculty at an affordable price.