Shout-Outs–February 18, 2021



See shout-outs and kudos for those who have been going above and beyond.

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Brent Emery


A big shout out to Brent Emery of the Steamfitters shop for all his efforts in diagnosing valve and damper issues on Air Handling Units across campus. Even with the recent cold weather, issues have been significantly less in comparison to previous years. This is due to Brent’s hard work and making this a top priority. Thank you Brent!

 -Brian Culles, Dan Stanford, Ed Corcoran, and Ray Wahl


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Rebecca J. Rohde


Rebecca’s understanding and internal process to FP&M occupational injuries is flawless. The Worker’s Compensation claim process is very complex however Rebecca has always been an extraordinary resource. She does her job to the utmost competence. She is approachable, accessible and works in partnership with Risk Management’s loss control efforts. (See full shout-out)

 -Michelle Discher

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Ernesto Cruz, Mingur Dorjee, Roger Dote, Guadalupe Florentino, Clyde Rhoer III, Lhakpa Tsamchoe

I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to these members of Crew 338. Their determination, dedication and teamwork could not have been on display any more than it was Thursday night, February 4, 2021 in less-than-desirable conditions. The workload they attempted to conquer with 6 people was an impossible ask, yet they did a more-than-an admirable job—particularly with the snow removal/salting, trash removal, and disinfecting of restrooms (with little assistance from me prior to 3am).

I couldn’t be more proud and humbled by their extraordinary efforts tonight and am certainly blessed for their dedication to UW and our team. These folks ROCK! Extra Kudos to Roger Dote for is outstanding efforts on the morning of Sunday, January 31, 2021 with emergency snow removal operations. What a tremendous help he was!

 -Johnny Lohrentz


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Kevin Steele


Thank you for your willingness to follow up on occupational injuries. Risk Management appreciates the time and effort you have contributed to promoting safety culture within your department. (See attachment)

 -Michelle Discher


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Alex Pastena (TS IT)


Just want to acknowledge Alex Pastena with Transportation Services IT team Despite the fact Alex is quite new, he has been providing immediate support to our department, including data retrieval and analysis, and for that I have to say “thank you” – especially for your timely responses as we navigate these challenging times!

 -Peter J. Armstrong


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Maintenance Mechanics Shop


Thanks to Laura Gower, Brandon Dowd. and the Maint. Mechanic staff for assisting EH&S with completing Emergency Shower & Eyewash Station inspections. The need to adjust schedules and responsibilities to make this happen in a tight time frame did not go unnoticed. Great job to all involved.

 -Ray Wahl


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Transportation Services Field Services and Maintenance Staff


Shout out to Field Service’s Enforcement and Maintenance staff for the excellent work they did during snow events the last few weeks! The staff were focused and productive in cleaning the pedestrian access points and drive lanes at parking structures during and after the last two big snow events. Great work everyone!

-Troy Ruland



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