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Eliane Townsend

Summer 2013

I am nominating:  Eliane Townsend

Years of Service at Cal Poly:  15+ years

Department: ASI Business Services

Position: Accounts Payable Fund Specialist

 

Why are you nominating this person?  Why do you think he/she deserves the award?

I am nominating Eliane due to the fact she has exemplified exceptional service to the students of the 250+ clubs on campus. She is a compassionate individual who can always develop a professional yet comfortable, acquainted environment for the students. I have worked as a student with her for about 2 years now, where she has become essentially family; always willing to lend advice or simply share a good laugh. She deserves the award because she is an extremely hard worker of Cal Poly that does whatever it takes to provide clubs the opportunity to make the most of their networking college years.

 

In what way(s) does this person enhance or contribute to the Cal Poly Pomona campus community?

The person contributes to the Cal Poly community by helping with the completion of the rechartering process of clubs. Working with ASI, she makes sure students take the necessary steps to complete budgets, request reimbursements for trips taken, makes sure they have an active, functioning account, etc. When students have questions all year long, she answers. Her workshops given about 15 times over the summer give students a solid basis of what it takes to be treasurer or president of a club. She works directly with the Office of Student Life to make sure clubs have officially taken all the proper tasks of asked them.

 

_____ Student-Centered Philosophy   

_____ Integrity

__X__ Interconnectedness

_____ Sustainability (New)

__X__ Passion

_____ Quality

_____ Richness of Diversity

 

Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #1:

Passion:

Eliane is very passionate about her job. Rather than seeing her activities as job duties, she sees them as moral duties, or at least that is how she makes it seem. She acts out of heart. In other words, when students seem to be having a tough time working with their advisor or unsuccessfully communicating with members of their club, Eliane will take the time to speak to them and guide them. Because she has worked with ASI for so long, she is able to tell them what will work and what will not, in a way that the students will appreciate. This is why at the end of the year, many clubs bring her gifts of thanks for all her hard work and passion for the students.

 

 

Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #2:

Richness of Diversity:

Eliane is diverse in and of herself. Once you speak with her, you know immediately she is a native of France through her accent, which is one of the reasons why conversations with her can be so intriguing. The 250+ clubs on campus are another direct example of how she promotes diversity and treats everyone the same. Whether it be a club under engineering, agriculture, environmental, business, multicultural, or science council, everyone gets the same opportunity and respect. She will fight for one club when it comes to financial funding just as much as the next, as long as she can see the level of devotion from across the board. She promotes hard workers, without picking favorites.

 

 

I am nominating:  Eliane Townsend

Years of Service at Cal Poly:  15+ years

Department: ASI Business Services

Position: Accounts Payable Fund Specialist

 

Why are you nominating this person?  Why do you think he/she deserves the award?

From the moment I started working with Eliane, I immediately saw how involved and passionate she was towards her position as accounts payable specialist and towards the students. Being a student myself, Eliane has told me from the start how much she enjoys working with the various students and clubs on campus and it definitely shows. With Eliane’s years of service with the clubs and their continuous praise with gifts and more for all of her help, she deserves this quarter’s STAR award.

 

In what way(s) does this person enhance or contribute to the Cal Poly Pomona campus community?

Along with handling the process of student club financial accounts, Eliane also makes sure student officers are on top of their duties and making sure that they are in accordance with the financial guidelines and stipulations when handling the account. She is always there for the clubs when they need assistance and still makes time to sit down and meet up with the club for them to better understand filling out forms, and handling their account even with her busy schedule.

 

__X__ Student-Centered Philosophy   

_____ Integrity

_____ Interconnectedness

_____ Sustainability (New)

__X__ Passion

_____ Quality

_____ Richness of Diversity

 

Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #1:

Student –Centered Philosophy.

Eliane embraces the Student- Centered Philosophy as she continues to help and inspire myself and the various students on campus to strive for success. She is always helping and letting students firmly know what they need to do not only to make the process of ASI run smoothly and accordingly but also for the benefit of the students. 

 

Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #2:

Passion

Eliane is very passionate on what she does and is always focused on her work and ways to help out the clubs. There have been many times when multiple clubs need her assistance at once as she may be with another club but her passion keeps her going and determined during these busy times to help each and every person while making sure everything is taken care of with everyone.