Valubility of the Month: January 2017


Published: February 8, 2017

The January recipients of Valubility of the Month bring stories of kindness, selflessness and dedication to helping others.

These recipients of the Valubility of the Month honor were selected from among dozens of nominees that a UNTHSC committee reviewed.

Nominate a teammate for Valubility of the Month

 

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Patrice Victor, Office of Contract Administration

Patrice Victor has been described as the perfect example of grace under pressure, and for good reason. She’s the first to offer to help others, even if it means putting aside her own work.

Her infectious smile lights up the hallway and speaks volumes about her friendly and non-judgmental attitude toward everyone she greets. She’s someone who steps up to take the lead on projects, yet is just as determined to help others be successful.

Her dedication to serving others first is a way of life that spills over into everything she does.

She dedicates one day monthly to serving food to those in the community who would otherwise go without. She also creates birthday cards and packages to brighten the lives of underprivileged children at the YMCA

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Nancy Eanes, Student Affairs

No matter the task at hand, Nancy Eanes is the first to ask, “How does this support our values?”

Without question, Nancy embodies what the Values stand for and embraces them in how she lives. Always conscientious, Nancy is a remarkable team player who keeps the betterment of the department, division, and institution in the foreground. She encourages growth, well-being, and success, particularly for our students.

She works in a way that models compassion, care, and humility. She’s always ready to help wherever she is needed and currently volunteers on the EBAC, Student Leadership Academy Committee, and as Treasurer for the Metroplex Area Consortium of Career Centers (MAC3). She has enthusiastically agreed to serve as Student Affairs’ Internal Giving Campaign co-chair for the third year in a row — a testament to her success in this endeavor.

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Stephanie Cuellar, Student Affairs; Shelly Frank and Doug White, Institutional Advancement

These three individuals teamed up to make a huge difference in the life of a student who was struggling to stay in school in the face of family, health, and financial issues. The student had recently gone through a divorce and did not have family resources to help her. Despite getting a part-time job, she was running out of money and feared she would have to leave school.

Upon learning of this situation, Shelly Frank and Doug White, both of Institutional Advancement, got busy identifying a private donor willing to help support this student through this very difficult time. They worked tirelessly to connect the donor and the student, knowing the funds would not be passed through the UNTHSC Foundation and no one in their department would get credit for the gift.

These individuals put this student’s interests and well-being above their own. In a note, the student expressed her deep gratitude for the generosity of the donor and kindness of the UNTHSC team.