The President’s Award for Excellence, established in 1990 by President James D. McComas, is an annual recognition of full-time staff and administrative and professional faculty for their outstanding contributions and consistently excellent performance. Twenty-seven employees with a collective 450 years of service were nominated for this year's award.
Sallade was a dedicated member of the Virginia Tech Facilities Department grounds beautification team who took great care in helping to maintain the treasured flower beds, plant life, lawns, and trees on the Virginia Tech campus.
Tompkins served as an operations specialist in Information Technology. She held a number of roles in Risk Management in the Controller’s Office, including serving as an office services aide, administrative support tech, and most recently, an auto claims specialist and office manager.
The university successfully transitioned the majority of functions online; however, unique challenges arose from the change that put the university’s ability to continue operating at risk in this new, largely virtual environment.
Setting up a home office? Those working remotely can implement easy ergonomic principles that will help deliver a boost to wellbeing, comfort, and productivity. Make individual adjustments, based on personal preference and comfort.
We have received many questions from employees about their options should the coronavirus spread more broadly across Virginia, especially with Friday’s announcement from Gov. Ralph Northam ordering all K-12 schools in the commonwealth to close for a minimum of two weeks.
Women in Construction Week, which took place March 2-6, is just one of the ways the Facilities Department is furthering its efforts to advance women in construction and trades roles and attract more women to its talent pipeline.