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Employee of the Month

Staff Council chooses Forrester as Employee of the Month for August 2011

Congratulations to Newman Forrester

Newman works in the Facilities Management Department and is a Zone Supervisor. Newman has worked for the University for over 6 years.

Facilities Manager, Vimol Mitchell comments “Newman is a very dependable employee and can be counted on in any situation. He has a great attitude toward his work and can motivate his team in completing their assigned tasks in a timely manner.”

“Newman has always gone the extra mile and consistently works to the benefit of the University and the customers. He has notable customer service and technical skills with consistent compliments from his peers and management. Newman is a key person in responding to off hours emergencies and improving building reliability for customers. He has worked extra to cover his prior trade team during staff shortages and assist in serving their customer needs” writes one of Newman’s supervisors, Mike Boroviak, Director of Facilities Management.

Susan Saunders, Director of Facilities & Planning/Assistant to the Dean in the School of Pharmacy had the pleasure of working with Newman during the construction of the Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building. “Newman’s calm and good humored attitude has helped in all discussions of changes deemed necessary for the design and construction process. He brings requests from Facilities Operations to the table with careful consideration of the factors of safety, energy conservation, ease of maintenance, etc., while keeping in mind the budget and schedule of the project.”

Newman is also active in the International Facilities Management Association local chapter. He consistently makes contributions to the MS-150 bike ride and is working towards his Facilities Management Professional certification.


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