Valubility of the Month March 2016
March 31, 2016 • valubility, VOTM
Nominate a teammate or team for going above and beyond in living our values. A rotating committee of coworkers will select up to five recipients each month.
Valubility of the Month – Nomination Form
Do you know someone with Valubility? Fill out this short form to nominate them for Vaubility of the Month. Nominations will be sent to a small committee of your peers to review. Honorees will be announced at the end of each month.
Congratulations to the March 2016 Valubility of the Month honorees:
Pam McFadden, Associate Vice President – Professional and Continuing Education
When Pam McFadden sees a need, she acts on it, no matter how inconvenient or costly it is for her.
On-and-off campus she is dedicated to serving others first, and it shows in her work and volunteer efforts.
The Birthday Brigade is a perfect example of how Pam lives our values. Every month Pam leads a group to the Presbyterian Night Shelter to hold birthday parties for the children who are homeless. She brings desserts, decorations and gifts to the children so they can have a memorable experience despite their current circumstances.
Nominated by: Andrew Crim
Jimmy Renfro, Director Student Services – Student Affairs
Students at UNTHSC certainly have found a friend in Jimmy Renfro. His patience and kindness have made such a difference to students navigating residency and career challenges.
Jimmy makes sure every student has access to the help they need with residency applications by offering workshops in the evening as well as during regular work hours. It’s just one of the ways Jimmy serves others first. He treats students with compassion during their most vulnerable moments and makes every effort to ensure their journey is a little smoother.
Nominated by: Melva Landrum
Jennifer Nanni, Alumni Relations Associate – Institutional Development
When a 9-year-old boy and his mom finally finished the Cook Children’s 5K at the Cowtown Marathon, there was no crowd left to cheer for them. Everyone had already gone home.
But Jennifer Nanni, UNTHSC alumni relations coordinator, noticed the exhausted mother and son. Refusing to let their accomplishment go unnoticed, she interrupted a meeting between race officials to retrieve two 5K Medals. Then she tracked down some snacks for the duo and created a mini awards ceremony for the boy complete with all the hoopla, photos and high fives she felt he deserved. Her quick actions truly illustrate what it means to serve other first.
Nominated by: Jan Jarvis, Jill Johnson and Alex Branch
Anh Thi Hoang, GSBS Student
Anh Thi Hoang is a busy student with a heart for helping the homeless. Her compassionate and caring nature is unmistakable whenever she is working in the community helping others.
When she identifies a need in the community, she finds a way to address it and often encourages fellow students to join her. On Thanksgiving she led an effort to provide a special meal at a local charity. She has also helped pack and distribute hygiene bags to those who are homeless.
She’s an inspiration to her peers in so many ways–from helping the homeless to initiating a public health policy club to encourage growth among her peers.
Nominated by: GSBS Student – Tyler Helton
Derrick Daniels, Julian Gaton, Shawn Gose, Susan Libby, Joshua Olson, Eric Carillo
A last-minute request for a Chinese New Year celebration could have easily been denied by the CETS team. It was a large request, submitted after the required timeline, and it was on Super Bowl Sunday.
But true to form, the team met with students to discuss procedures before the event. Then they volunteered to work the event to ensure the celebration went smoothly.
This selfless team works around the clock, honors last-minute requests and proactively organizes meetings to make sure every event goes as planned.
Nominated by: Stephanie Cuellar