I am nominating: Gabriella (Gaby) Avila
Years of Service at Cal Poly: 4+
Department: Student Support & Equity Programs
Position: Admin. Asst. - ASA II
Why are you nominating this person? Why do you think he/she deserves the award?: Gaby possesses a calm professionalism that comes natural to her. She works in the SSEP front office as our point person and serves our EOP, undeclared, students. Gaby always volunteers to assist her co-workers, no matter how busy she is. She is a hard worker, always reliable, and never complains. The most impressive attribute about Gaby is that she CARES!
Please select 3 of the 6 Division of Student Affairs values for which your nominee best exemplifies: Student-Centered Philosophy, Quality, Richness of Diversity
Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #1: Gaby embraces our "Student-Centered Philosophy" with a quiet gusto. She listens to each visitor's needs and always addresses them accordingly; from scheduling advising appointments to physcially escorting them to their proper destination. Gaby possesses a unique ability to create a calm front office environment (even during busy times when students are lined up to see her). She always meets the needs of our students by answering their questions or connecting them to the proper resources.
Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #2: Gaby provides "Quality" service to everyone who visits SSEP. She flawlessly multi-tasks, which allows her to put the student and/or visitor first. I admire Gaby' s commitment to always follow through and find resolution for every visitor's needs.
Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #3: Gaby embraces "Diversity" by treating everyone with respect. When she identifies someone with special needs, she always provides un-intrusive assistance. No matter the issue, she is understanding and patient with visitors.
In what way(s) does this person enhance or contribute to the Cal Poly Pomona campus community?: Gaby peforms her duties with a "can do/go above and beyond" approach. She is selfless and will assist anyone who needs help. "Gaby is a "quiet constant" at Cal Poly Pomona ... the type of employee that too often goes unrecognized. WELL, I BELIEVE THAT NOW IS THE TIME FOR GABRIELLA AVILA TO BE RECOGNIZED!