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Employee Recognition

February 2010

Inside Xavier is pleased to spotlight the University's monthly Employee Recognition Program, which publicly recognizes individuals who consistently reflect our Jesuit mission in terms of being men and women for others, consistently go the extra mile in their efforts and consistently put Xavier's interests ahead of their own. Honorees are selected by the President's Cabinet. If you would like to nominate someone for employee recognition, please fill out our nomination form.

Nancy McDonald Nancy McDonald, Secretary, School of Nursing
Whether working as a secretary in the School of Nursing or assisting her family members, Nancy McDonald devotes her time to helping others. She not only helps those in the Xavier community, but also folks across the state as a volunteer with the Tourette's Syndrome Association of Ohio. Nancy educates the public, as well as those with family members affected by Tourette's, about ways to handle and live with the illness. Nancy participates in the Assuring the Future Mission and Identity at Xavier program (AFMIX) in order to increase her understanding of the University's Jesuit identity while finding a deeper purpose for her career. Her commitment to the University and many other commendable traits make her a model of how to live the Jesuit mission.

Stacy Decker Stacy Decker, Assistant Director of Campus Services, Physical Plant
As assistant director of Campus Services, Stacy Decker consistently exceeds his job requirements by helping with departmental moves to various locations across campus. Every request submitted to Stacy and his team at the Physical Plant is managed in an effective and timely manner. In addition to an incredible work ethic, Stacy completes all tasks with a smile and handles difficult situations with absolute professionalism. Those who have had the experience of working with Stacy and his team know the friendly working environment he creates. Due to the care with which he completes his responsibilities, Stacy exemplifies what it means to be a "man for others."

Susan Schmidt Susan Schmidt, Director, School of Nursing
Susan Schmidt, a Xavier employee for nearly 31 years, set up the recovery center for those affected by the H1N1 virus on campus this past fall. The recovery center was crucial to stopping the spread of the flu and her nursing expertise facilitated a quick and efficient solution in the midst of chaos. In addition to organizing the recovery center, Susan encouraged her faculty and students to vaccinate the Xavier community to prevent the illness from returning to campus. Her other accomplishments range from winning an international research award to giving several major presentations in the United States and abroad about her research on occupational health and stroke rehabilitation. She is a Certified Occupational Health Nurse Specialist and holds a certificate of authority to practice in Ohio as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. Susan consistently goes above and beyond in her mission to put other's before herself.

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If you know an employee who goes above and beyond to make Xavier
a better place for all, nominate him or her using the online form.