Staff Council

Celebrating Our Awesome Staff

   June 2022

Winner of 'Cats Caught Being Awesome

Monya Robincheau

Administrative Support Coordinator, 

Department of Nutrition and Food Service 

Jessica Daly, Monya Robicheau, Megan Rawie, Jaime Nelson and Joan Giampaoil posing after Monya is awarded the cats caught being awesome award

Congratulations to our June ‘Cats Caught Being awesome winner, Monya Robicheau from the department ofNutrition and Food Service, Administrative Support Coordinator. Monya was nominated by Joan Giampaoli.

Joan States, It is an honor to recognize Monya Robicheau for "Cats Caught Being Awesome." Monya came to the Department of Nutrition and Food Science (NFSC) in April, 2020; at the start of the pandemic. During this uncertain and challenging time, Monya brought a sense of calm and stability to the faculty and students in the department.
Monya is dedicated to helping faculty and students with whatever needs they have. She will take the time to walk them through a process such as Concur or time sheets. She has an open, warm, and engaging personality that makes all around her feel welcome. It is a joy to see the great relationship that has developed between Monya, faculty, and students.
As an ASC, Monya goes above and beyond for the department. She will work on a task until it is completed, and completed correctly. Whatever task I have given Monya, she takes it on with a smile and a positive attitude. As examples, NFSC had our awards ceremony in-person this past year and Monya was instrumental in organizing this ceremony making it a successful event. NFSC also has a new faculty hire this coming year. Monya has been in touch with the new faculty working out the specifics of their office and research room needs as well as making sure their onboarding is going smoothly. Monya even went to surplus to pick out office furniture and took pictures so the new faculty member could see what was available. Monya is definitively one of the "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(opens in new window)