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Student Affairs August Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Les Miller and Kato Thompson on being our September Employees of the Month. Les currently serves as the Interim Associate Director of Student Employment & Internships. Kato serves as the Interim Assistant Director for Student Employment, both in the Career Development Center.

Their nominator wrote, "Les has been very helpful during this month to convert UREC to using TimeClock Plus. He has been so patient, and has helped keep us organized with all of the components we needed to ensure a smooth transition. He would meet with us and provide tutorials for every step. On our first day of running payroll in TimeClock Plus, he spent the afternoon guiding us through each step. His positive energy helped calm our own nerves of working through a new process. I am so appreciative of his patience and time in helping us with the conversion to using TimeClock Plus. To me, his efforts demonstrate his care towards ensuring our department had everything we needed. Kato has been instrumental in getting student employees approved to work on campus. In addition to all the students she approves for UREC, we converted to using TimeClock Plus, and Kato helped with this transition by adding all of the student employees into this system (easily 100+ for UREC). She has always been quick to respond to our questions we have about the process for student employees, and she has worked many long days/nights to ensure students are approved to work. I appreciate everything she has done to help with our student employees!"

Thank you as you continue to recognize a Student Affairs employee (s) for their exemplary service and commitment to Appalachian State University's students and campus community. This also gives us the opportunity to acknowledge our employees' commitment to Care. Engage. Transform.

Please take a few minutes to nominate someone in your area that you feel meets the criteria detailed on the nomination form here. Please note that nominated employees should be nominated based on performance during the month of October, not overall performance all year. Outstanding employees of the year will be recognized at a different time. The nomination deadline for October Employee of the Month is Monday, November 9th by 5:00pm.

Les and Kato, we appreciate you and all of your efforts in keeping our student employees informed and employed. We know it hasn't been easy, but you have persevered and we are forever grateful! Congratulations on being September's Employees of the Month!

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