to the 2011 S.T.A.R. Award Winners!
President Lisa S. Coico has awarded 5 CCNY employees with the President's
S.T.A.R. Award. These employees were nominated by campus employees and
students for their outstanding Service, Teamwork, Actions
2011 President's S.T.A.R. Award Winners are:
Serving as Veterans Affairs Coordinator, Welby Alcantara
displays an exemplary dedication and service to the student population and
campus community at large. Notably, four
students, of which three are student veterans, took time out of their busy
schedules to submit glowing support letters.
Welby is selfless in his commitment to CCNY and serves in the true
spirit of service: without ego or hope
Vernon Ballard is a responsive, diligent and courteous employee who goes
above and beyond the call of duty to secure the College's Information
Technology infrastructure. Most recently
Vernon has developed effective security tools such as security awareness
training and protocols and is currently conducting security awareness
presentations. He is invaluable to the
campus community and we thank him for his service!
Mahesh Lakshman is one of the outstanding faculty persons that support CCNY's
reputation of excellence. Since his
arrival at CCNY, Professor Lakshman has secured major external grants from the
National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. He has placed substantial emphasis on
development of the research infrastructure at CCNY, with instrumentation grants
from the National Science Foundation.
His scholarly achievements are matched by his dedication to the student
body. Since 2008 he has served the CUNY
community as Executive Officer for the PhD program in Chemistry. His collaborative spirit, record of
excellence, and positive personality are commendable.
From his first days in the Sociology department, Professor Ronald L'Heureux
Lewis, has continually earned his students respect and praise. He spearheaded a
mentoring program for young African American men, focusing on transitions from
college to the post-collegiate world. His work as a scholar and activist has
made great impacts in the areas of education, gender equality and public
policy. He is a fine example of outstanding service to CCNY.
Custodian Christopher Roberts makes a remarkable difference
in the quality of life for our students and faculty working and learning in the
North Academic Center. The pride,
exuberance, and initiative he displays have not only improved the physical appearance
of many areas of the NAC but the overall feeling and moral. His dedication is a testament that each of us
can make a difference in our collective goal of improving our campus services.
Elie Yoesoep, Benefits Coordinator, exemplifies what
it means to exceed expectations as she goes above and beyond the "expected"
every single day. She is personable and diligent
in the quality of service she provides.
She has been known to pour over paper records that are 40 years old to
ensure that she provides accurate reports.
Elie regularly receives small tokens of appreciation from faculty and
staff but today we all thank her for her inspiring commitment to servi