Outstanding Service Awards 2006-2007
Continuous Service Award
Melissa Jokela was originally hired to provide central computer server
administration duties. While she still fulfills those duties, they certainly
don’t solely define her service to the campus.
When the Visualization and Digital Imaging Lab (VDIL), our high-end, state
of the art computing lab, was in need of a central computer system server
administrator, Melissa again volunteered, adding responsibility for managing
the VDIL central computer servers to her workload. This past summer, she
coordinated and led the team that developed and implemented the Chancellor’s
Kiosk Project in Solon Campus Center.
When the department sadly lost an employee, Melissa volunteered to provide
the leadership for the ITSS system programming support group, which provides
service to many campus units. Melissa organized this programming workload,
including addressing priorities and overseeing the staffing necessary
to provide and expand this support area. Along with the server administration,
she continues to provide leadership for this unit.