|Jeno Bratts accepts Staff Excellence Award with humility, appreciation|
|September 13, 2007|
On Friday, September 7, Jeno M. Bratts, systems manager in Instructional and Information Systems at the School of Public Health, was honored as recipient of the School's 2007 Staff Excellence Award. Bratts was presented with a framed certificate and monetary award at an afternoon reception in the Michael Hooker Research Center atrium.
Other nominees were acknowledged with certificates presented
by Dr. Dave Potenziani, senior associate dean at the School. This year's nominees included Lynne Brody (Nutrition), Sue Cotcamp (Maternal and Child Health),
Monisia Farrington (Dean's Office -
fiscal), Amanda Holloway (IIS), Phyllis Johnson (Epidemiology), Evie McKee (Biostatistics), Sue Roberson (Public Health Leadership)
and Brent Wishart (Dean's Office -
The School's Staff Excellence Award has been presented
annually since 1991 to a staff member who exemplifies outstanding work, as
measured by attitude, leadership and initiative.
The text of Bratts' acceptance speech appears below:
I want to thank my
family and friends for supporting me during my career and life.
I want to thank the School
for making it a priority to recognize and honor dedicated staff.
I want to say "Thank
you" to Helen Nulty for nominating me for this award. "Thank you
There were a number of
other qualified candidates, and I want to thank them for all they do to make
the School run better. Thanks to the committee for reviewing the applications
and recommending mine to the Dean.
I very much appreciate Dean Rimer and what she is doing
for the School. Since I enjoy technology, I am impressed at her interest in our
website and her focus on using the most up-to-date technology and cutting-edge
communications efforts to let others know about the good work that is being
done here. I am proud to be part of a group where communication, team work and hard
work are expected, but also respected and valued.
Thanks, Dave, for
highlighting my work. I could not have done most of it without your prior
accomplishments building IIS to what is today.
This award means a lot
to me. After working many long hours, putting in over 22 years of service and
dedication to the School, having received this award contributes to validating
my career thus far.
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|Last updated September 14, 2007|