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Facilities assistant director selected as 2015 UHV Employee of the Year

Charlie Striedel, center, assistant director of University of Houston-Victoria Facilities Services, poses for a photo with UHV Interim President Vic Morgan, left and Kevin Myers, UHV Facilities Services director, after Striedel was named the 2015 UHV Employee of the Year. The announcement was made during Tuesday’s UHV Faculty & Staff Recognition Luncheon.

Charlie Striedel, assistant director of University of Houston-Victoria Facilities Services, was named the 2015 Employee of the Year on Tuesday at the university’s Faculty & Staff Recognition Luncheon.

University employees attended the event to recognize faculty and staff members celebrating employment anniversaries and find out who would take home Employee of the Year honors.

Striedel has worked at UHV since 2004 and has held the assistant director position since 2010. Striedel hires and trains all new custodians and supervises the department’s safety program. He’s also in charge of moving and storage as well as special events setup.

“Charlie is an indispensable part of the facilities team,” said Kevin Myers, UHV Facilities Services director. “There is literally no job he can’t do or won’t do for the university and very few that he hasn’t done.”

Striedel was caught off guard when he learned about the honor.

“I am quite pleased with the award,” Striedel said. “I’ve enjoyed working for the university for the past 12 years. It’s nice to be rewarded for my efforts.”

Striedel said his favorite part of his job is interacting with faculty and staff members.

“I enjoy meeting everyone I come across during my job and helping them get things accomplished,” he said.

UHV staff members cast votes on an email ballot listing each 2015 UHV Employee of the Month. In addition to Striedel, others listed on the ballot were:

  • June Nelson, financial report manager
  • Debra Quill, administrative secretary in the School of Arts & Sciences
  • Zoeann Byerly, financial aid specialist
  • Madison Guerrero, Letting Education Achieve Dreams & Student Recruitment coordinator
  • Akalina Sanchez, graphic designer in Marketing & Communications
  • Kei Kei Wilson, instructional technology specialist in the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development
  • Debbie George, financial aid specialist
  • Angela Hartmann, grants and contracts director in Research Development
  • Amy Hatmaker, Career Services manager

Striedel received a $500 check, a UHV T-shirt and a plaque. His name also will be engraved on an Employee of the Year plaque displayed in UHV University West.

A second luncheon for faculty and staff will take place at UH Sugar Land on March 7 for those UHV employees who work at that teaching center, the UH System at Cinco Ranch and the Houston Community College Katy campus.

Employees who have worked at the university for five, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 years also were recognized on Tuesday. Each employee’s name, title and department are listed below.

Five Years

  • Rose Brett, administrative secretary in Student Life & Services
  • Amanda Breu, instruction and outreach librarian in the Victoria College/UHV Library
  • Rafael Castorena, senior coordinator of student recruitment for LEAD & Student Recruitment
  • Wei-Chih “Danny” Chiang, assistant professor in the School of Business Administration
  • Paul Ebner, sports information specialist in Athletics
  • Jill Fox, senior director of Living & Learning
  • Mary Gutierrez, network administrator in Administrative Technology Services
  • Massomeh Hajilee, assistant professor in the School of Business Administration
  • Paul Hamilton, assistant clinical professor in the School of Arts & Sciences
  • Diana Lopez, assistant professor in the School of Arts & Sciences
  • Kevin Myers, director of Facilities Services
  • Megan Perez, computer labs supervisor in Academic & Student Technology Services
  • Debra Quill, administrative secretary in the School of Arts & Sciences
  • Rupak Rauniar, associate professor in the School of Business Administration
  • Adrian Rigby, head coach for the men’s and women’s soccer teams
  • Carmen Rodriguez, certification analyst in the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development
  • Judy Rodriguez, human resources and training assistant in Training & Development
  • Jean Smith, training coordinator in the UHV Small Business Development Center
  • Ernest Solis, lead evening custodian in Facilities Services
  • Ricardo Teixeira, assistant professor in the School of Arts & Sciences
  • Becky Townsend, certification analyst in the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development
  • Mark Ward, assistant professor in the School of Arts & Sciences

10 Years

  • Rosemary Baker, senior admissions and records analyst in the Office of Admissions
  • Lashon Battles, Financial Aid director
  • Shawn Brett, senior applications programmer and developer in Student Affairs
  • Warren Diprose, Web developer in Academic & Student Technology Services
  • Mary Field, administrative assistant in the School of Business Administration
  • Lawrence Nelson, Help Desk manager in Administrative Technology Services

15 Years

  • Mary Borden, instructional technology specialist in the School of Business Administration
  • Zoeann Byerly, Financial Aid specialist
  • Dee Dee Canion, senior secretary in the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development
  • Peggy Cloninger, professor in the School of Business Administration
  • Greg Garcia, circulation and shelving supervisor at the Victoria College/UHV Library
  • James Garcia, telecommunication analyst for Administrative Technology Services
  • Shirley Jung, senior facilities events assistant in Facilities Services
  • Vangie Kolesar, accounting services coordinator in the Finance Department
  • Teresa LeSage Clements, associate professor of science education in the School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development
  • Nancy Moffitt, coordinator of Special Events
  • Ash Walyuchow, athletics director

20 Years

  • Li Chao, professor of computer science and mathematics in the School of Arts & Sciences
  • Robbie Hawkins, associate professor of criminal justice in the School of Arts & Sciences
  • Donald Loffredo, psychology professor in the School of Arts & Sciences

25 Years

  • Wayne Beran, vice president of administration and finance

30 Years

  • Trudy Wortham, registrar

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973, offers courses leading to 70 bachelor’s, master’s and specialist degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as a teaching center in Katy, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities, and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Contact:
Jeremy Shapiro
361-570-4350
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