IT business continuity analyst
Information Technology Services
Staff Shout Out monthly drawing winner
Appalachian State University Staff Shout Out program
“It’s an honor to work in the ITS department and an honor to be recognized. My actions were but a small part in a sequence of many people’s actions, and so this award is really for everyone involved.”
Lance Schoychid, IT business continuity analyst in Appalachian’s Information Technology Services
BOONE, N.C. — The Staff Shout Out program at Appalachian State University announces Lance Schoychid, IT business continuity analyst in Appalachian’s Information Technology Services, as the winner of its September drawing.
Schoychid, who received two Shout Outs during September, is among nearly 800 Appalachian staff members who have been recognized for their Shout Out-worthy service to the university since January.
In one Shout Out, Schoychid was recognized for “going above and beyond” in his efforts to restore data services for Appalachian’s medical records.
“Lance, along with several other ITS members, made restoring a file for one of our users a priority,” said the anonymous submitter of Schoychid’s second Shout Out. “We were on deadlines and lost some data, and the ITS team quickly found the location of it in the database, retrieved it and made it available to us for restoration.”
Regarding his two Shout Outs, Schoychid said, “It’s an honor to work in the ITS department and an honor to be recognized. My actions were but a small part in a sequence of many people’s actions, so this award is really for everyone involved. A big thanks to the Staff Shout Out program for recognizing us!”
“Lance is such an awesome addition to our team,” said Choya Durham, shared resources manager for Appalachian’s ITS. “It’s great working with him.”
The Staff Shout Out program, an informal recognition initiative created by Staff Senate’s Staff Recognition Committee, aims to highlight Appalachian staff members for their positive contributions to the university. The committee works to improve employee engagement and encourage an environment of support and appreciation.
Examples of actions for which Appalachian staff members have received Shout Outs:
- Going above and beyond to help a fellow co-worker or student.
- Picking up trash on campus grounds just because.
- Encouraging recycling among officemates.
- Having an infectious positive attitude.
- Taking initiative.
- Helping a co-worker complete a task voluntarily.
- Random acts of kindness.
Recipients of a Shout Out are notified the month following their nomination and receive a card detailing why they were nominated, which is handwritten and personally delivered by a member of Staff Senate. Each recipient is also entered into a monthly drawing for a gift from the University Bookstore.
As part of the drawing prize, Schoychid will receive a gift from the University Bookstore valued at $25.
To view a complete list of September Staff Shout Out recipients, click here. For lists of Appalachian staff members who have received a Shout Out to date, visit https://staffsenate.appstate.edu/committees/staff-recognition.
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About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.