Outstanding Service Award Recipient (2010-2011)
Carl Stephenson is the embodiment of the concept that each and every employee contributes to the educational mission here. His nominators noted that he was innovative, proactive, professional, and very competent. They stated that his performance consistently exceeded their expectations. But they also remarked on his very positive personal interactions with staff and with students.
Nominators noted that Carl is a valuable part of the Solon Campus Center and that he takes real ownership of its condition, always checking to make sure areas are looking their best and proactively addressing problems. They mention that he is unfailingly cheerful and courteous, very thoughtful, open to suggestions, always improving his processes and looking for feedback on them.
But it was also noted that as Carl performs his duties, he interacts in a very positive way with students. He takes a personal interest in the welfare of those he meets, asks how they are doing, remembers what he’s told and follows up. He’s alert to helping students and guests find their way to the correct offices.
For being a “trusted member of the Campus Center community,” for his exceptional work, and for being a positive staff presence to UMD students, we are very pleased to present this Outstanding Service Award to Carl.