Today we had our monthly Purchasing/Travel Dept meeting and I was greatly surprised to receive a wonderful award. Two of us received this honor. I was nominated by a woman I work with in Dining Services, Alisa Scoles, for some work I had done and some help I was able to give in her efforts to get an 8-month old credit that was due to us completed and some other things I had done for Dining Services. This was given in my efforts to "respect sacred funds." I received this beautiful silver award - it is a ball in the middle with a clock on one side and the BYU logo on this side as you can see. It rolls around and it's really beautiful.
The award is the Staff & Administrative Employee Recognition Award, which is a fairly new program Human Resources has begun campus-wide.
I was shaking like a leaf when they gave me all this and had me open it up in front of everybody. I was trying hard not to cry and when they asked me if I had anything to say, I held up the money and said, "This buys us 10 nights at the Ronald McDonald House. Thank you to everyone!"
Wow! I am touched and grateful for good people all around me in a great work environment. I guess the stress paid off.