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College Staff Members Honored for Accomplishment

May 9, 2008

The College of Business honored the accomplishments of staff members during an awards reception May 2. The Dean's Excellence Awards were instituted by Dean Lynda de la Viña to recognize the accomplishments of professional and classified staff members who excel in their job duties in the college.

Two recipients were selected for the Dean’s Excellence Award.  Wendy Frost serves as the director of communications for the college. Since joining the college in 2001, she has been instrumental in developing a cohesive and comprehensive marketing plan for the College of Business which includes the re-branding efforts of the college through its publications and Web site.  In addition, she oversees and coordinates all events sponsored by the college.  Her nominator credited her with being a “team players that displays her leadership in a positive way.”

Araceli Pacheco, administrative associate in the Department of Economics, has been with the college for three years.  She was noted for her patient, friendly and professional demeanor and for her enthusiasm for all tasks.  She has efficiently organized her department and won the praise of her faculty members that she supports.  Most recently she stepped up and helped run the department last summer while her chair was out ill.

The final Dean’s Award was presented for excellence in community outreach and service.  This year’s recipient is Joel Janecek, academic advisor in undergraduate advising.  Since joining the college last year, Joel has demonstrated himself to be a dedicated team player who is passionate for his work in the college.  He volunteers much of his free time to help local children reach their fitness goals by volunteering with the San Antonio Heat AAU Track Club.  He is the assistant coach of a co-ed team and averages about 10 hours a week in these duties.  He was commended for his ability to serve as a role model for these children.

Wendy Frost—

Please send your comments to: wendy.frost@utsa.edu

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