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Elke Azpeitia

Spring 2013

I am nominating:

Elke Azpeitia

Years of Service at Cal Poly:

one     

Department:

Veterans Resource Center

Position:

Veterans Services Coordinator

Nominee’s Supervisor:

     

Supervisor’s email:

     

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

Since Elke assumed the position of Veterans Services Coordinator last June, campus efforts to support veterans have been transformed.  Elke has worked tirelessly in making the new Veterans Resource Center a central location for veterans  to find the support they need to succeed both academically and personally and a place to connect with other veterans.  Services have been significantly expanded through working closely with several departments and members of the campus community.  Elke has developed relationships with several external agencies to provide our student veterans easy access to the services that go beyond what our campus can provide.

 

 

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

Elke has made the commitment of the campus to veterans visible and meaningful and we can truly say that we are a military-friendly campus and more.  Her close interactions with veterans have contributed to a much clearer understanding of the veteran culture, their needs and the roadblocks they face related to their veteran status.  This has allowed the campus to prioritize the services that are most meaningful  to veterans.  Elke has facilitated the efforts of many of our staff and departments in reaching the veteran community through services and programs

Please select 2 of the 6 Division of Student Affairs values for which your nominee best exemplifies:

Student-Centered Philosophy

Integrity

Interconnectedness

Passion

Quality

Richness of Diversity

Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #1:

PASSION

Anyone who meets Elke can easily see her passion and her commitment for the campus and serving veterans.  As a result of her passion, Elke has an outstanding list of accomplishments in just one year and has earned the respect and more importantly, the trust of many of our student veterans. 

 

 

Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #2:

QUALITY

Elke sets high standards for both the quantity and quality of everything she does.  No task is too big or too hard. Elke seeks ways to learn from others and applies what she learns to enhance her own work and development.   She takes pride in doing her very best, whether that’s interacting with veterans or developing programs.  Elke’s work ethic  is exceptional and a best practice for others top follow.  For all that she does for veterans and for the campus, I highly recommend Elke for the Student Affairs STAR award.