RIT Presidential Awards for Outstanding Staff honor employee service

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Staff members recognized for exemplary service, commitment and involvement

Oct. 5, 2016 by Vienna McGrain Follow Vienna McGrain on TwitterFollow RITNEWS on TwitterThe Facilities Management Services Building Services B-Shift

RIT honored employees for outstanding service and dedication to the university during its annual Presidential Awards for Outstanding Staff ceremony. Awards, presented Oct. 5 in Ingle Auditorium, were given based on commitment to student success; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; and teamwork and collaboration.

Excellence Award winners are:

Kory Samuels, executive director, RIT Dining Services. According to his nomination form, Samuels “sincerely cares about our customers’ dining experiences on campus. He is highly recognized as an astute business leader and considered an expert on the national food and hospitality scene.” Another stated, “Kory is the most enthusiastic and motivating staff member I have ever met at RIT. He treats every single person he meets, whether a student or a manager, like a family member and always inspires everyone around him to do their best and stay positive.”

The Facilities Management Services Building Services B-Shift: Alan Anderson, Angel DeLaCruz, Alonso Harrison, Adam Helmer, Doug Oliver, Cheryl Petersen and David Woodhams. One nominator wrote, “B-shift is what every team should look like. They are unsung heroes. They work with integrity, pride and diligence. Putting on events can be quite stressful, but having the B-shift there puts everyone at ease. These team members are generous, courteous, extremely hardworking, kind, caring and get to know people like friends. I am continually impressed by the FMS B-Shift team’s exceptional commitment to providing superior customer service. I am sincerely grateful to each team member for contributing to the success of our events. They take great pride in knowing an event was a success.”

Brenda Schlageter, operations manager, RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity (MAGIC). According to her nomination form, Schlageter “puts her heart and …

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