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Congratulations to Joel Ross, JU May employee of the month


Congratulations to Jacksonville University’s May employee of the month, Joel Ross.

Ross is a PC technician for the Information Technology Department; he has worked at JU since July 2009.

Ross received five employee-of-the-month nominations resulting from the work he provided to the Academic Affairs Office before and during the spring visit by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accreditation team.

Here is what some of the nominators said:

          “SACS team members complimented his knowledge, responsiveness, and pleasing manners. He worked around the clock to be available (and) he solves every IT problem we have quickly …”  — Dr. Lois Becker, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

          “He loves what he does and he loves helping others. He has helped make IT not such a bad word!” – Dr. Karen Jackson, biology professor and chair of the Quality Enhancement Plan team for SACS re-accreditation

          “When the on-site (SACS) committee made its three-day visit, Joel was with them 24/7, even staying in the hotel with the committee. He dealt with connecting a myriad of devices (e.g. computers, tablets and cell phones) to the JU network – and always with a smile!” – Pam Crawford, Department of Mathematics chair.

JU employees of the month receive a $50 cash award, an extra day off, an award certificate signed by the JU president, and reserved parking for a month. To nominate an employee, go to the Human Resources Employee Recognition Program page on the JU Web site, or contact Human Resources at (904) 256-7025.