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Tess Velasco

Spring 2012

6/1/2012 

I am nominating: TESS VELASCO

Years of Service at Cal Poly: 10

Department: STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES

Position: CLINICAL LAB SCIENTIST

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

FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS OF SERVICE, SHE HAS SERVED STUDENT HEALTH CENTER.  DURING THIS TIME, SHE HAS WORKED TIREDLESS. HER SMILE IS LIKE A RAY OF SUNSHINE.

Please select 3 of the 6 Division of Student Affairs values for which your nominee best exemplifies:

Student-Centered Philosophy, Passion, Quality

Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #1: Student-Centered Philosophy

TESS ALWAYS GREETS PATIENTS WITH A BRIGHT SMILE AND PLEASENT MANNER.  STUDENTS ARE OFTEN ANXOIUS ABOUT HAVING BLOOD DRAW.  SHE ALWAYS IS COMPASSIATE AND REASSURING TO  THE STUDENT.  SHE IS VERY CARING PERSON.

Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #2: Passion

WOW!  WHEN SPEAKING OF PASSION...TESS COMES TO MIND. SHE ENJOYS WORK, SHE ENJOYS LIFE. SHE COMES TO WORK EVERYDAY WITH A GREAT ATTITUDE! SHE ENJOYS INTERACTING WITH STAFF AND STUDENTS ALIKE.  SHE IS ALWAYS PLEASEANT AND HAPPY WHICH CREATES A POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT TO THOSE AROUND HER.

Please share how your nominee exemplifies value #3: Quality

PASSION AND QUALITY GO HAND IN HAND WITH TESS.  DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, SHE MANAGED THE ENTIRE LAB WITH PRIDE AND EXCELLANCE FOR 2 WEEKS ON HER OWN.  DURING THAT TIME, SHE PROVIDE THE SAME QUALITY OF CARE TO EACH PATIENT, WITHOUT THE PATIENT EVEN AWARE OF THE SHORTAGE OF STAFF.  SHE WOULD SKIP HER BREAK, TAKE A REDUCED LUNCH PERIOD, JUST TO PROVIDE SERVICE TO THE STUDENTS.

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

SHE HAS VOLUNTEERED TO PROVIDED LAB SERVICES FOR THE NUTRITION STUDIES ON CAMPUS. SHE  HAS PARTICIPATED IN OUR CAMPUS WIDE HEALTH FAIR BY PROVIDING, BASELINE SCREENING FOR CHOLESTEROL AND BLOOD SUGAR.