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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

August 2020 Winner of Staff Caught Being Awesome

Marjorie Shepard – Technology and Learning Program, Information Technology Consultant

Marjorie Shepard was nominated for the August ‘Cats Caught Being Awesome by Kathy Fernandes and Chiara Ferrari.  Over the summer, the TLP staff supported a total of 350 faculty who went through the “Go Virtual Summer Institute” to learn how to put their courses online and how to teach online.  Marjorie was responsible for managing many tasks during this time.  Marjorie was the Zoom DJ, selecting music to lift people’s mood, and creating slides and tutorials to assist faculty in using Zoom and other tools.  The institute was an ambitious program that required familiarity with technology, people skills, managerial talents, and overall enthusiasm and passion.  Marjorie, embodied all these qualities running the Zoom meetings with hundreds of people needing instruction. The pressure was on her for long periods of time and she did an outstanding job.  She made a big difference and created an environment that put faculty at ease in asking questions or solving technology problems.  Marjorie truly embodies the wildcat spirit of joy, enthusiasm, and excellence.  Congratulations on being the ‘Cats Caught Being Awesome winner for the month of August!

Marjorie in zoom session