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Staff Council

Celebrating Our Awesome Staff

'CATS Caught Being Awesome      logo of cat ears for cats caught being awesome

Beginning in March 2015, Staff Council began recognizing our campus staff members in a new way.  We launched our "Staff Caught Being Awesome" program to continue to honor and thank our hard-working staff.  Any Chico State staff employee is eligible to be nominated by any administrator, faculty, student, or staff peer.  Nominations are accepted from the first of each month through the last Wednesday of each month through Staff Council email.  Staff who are nominated are featured on our Staff Council Facebook page on the first working day of every month (except for July) and a picture of the staff member will be featured.  Staff who are "caught being awesome" also receive an appreciation certificate from the Staff Council Chair.

We hope you will "catch staff being awesome" and let us know about it! Nomination Form (PDF)

November 2020 Winner of Staff Caught Being Awesome

Terese Howell – Office Coordinator, Academic Advising Programs

Staff Council would like to congratulate Terese Howell, Academic Advising Programs, Office Coordinator for being our ‘Cats Caught Being Awesome winner for the month of November.

Terese was nominated by Dami Hammer, Kelly McGregor, Nolan Squyres, and Erin Wilson.  Terese was instrumental in getting staff and students set-up to work from home and helped to trouble shoot any problems that arose.  Her friendly, supportive demeanor has been a positive force for the Academic Advising Program staff and students.

Terese puts her own work aside on a regular basis to help wherever and whenever she is needed.  One of her colleagues described her as hard to “catch” being awesome because she is always awesome!  Her calming nature comes in handy when students and staff are stressed.  She works tirelessly always putting the needs and requests of others ahead of her own, making everyone her top priority.

It’s easy to see why she was nominated by her co-workers as a ‘Cat Caught Being Awesome!  Congratulations!

Terese smiling after winning