Senior budgeting and contracting supervisor
Division of Academic Affairs
Staff Shout Out monthly drawing winner
Appalachian State University Staff Shout Out program
BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University’s Staff Shout Out program announces Sandi Jones, senior budgeting and contracting supervisor in the university’s Division of Academic Affairs, as the winner of its June drawing.
Jones is among more than 1,200 Appalachian staff members who have been recognized as of June 30 for their Shout Out-worthy service to the university. The program has received a total of 2,222 Shout Out submissions as of June 30, which include multiple Shout Outs for individual staff members.
Alice Fisher, a business officer in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Office of the Dean, recognized Jones with a June Shout Out for being knowledgeable of Appalachian policies and procedures.
“I cannot say enough about what a true professional Sandi is. She is kind, helpful and generous with her time — a true joy to work with,” Fisher said. “Appalachian is lucky to have such a wonderful employee.”
Of her recognition, Jones said, “The Staff Shout Out program is a great way to honor staff, and I am honored to receive a Shout Out.”
She continued, “I love working in Academic Affairs! My favorite part is the ability to work with each college and department that reports to the division.”
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. Although this card is typically handwritten and delivered to by a Staff Senate member, the program has suspended deliveries of cards amid the COVID-19 situation but continues to email the Shout Out details to both recipients and their supervisors. Each recipient is also entered into a monthly drawing for a gift from the University Bookstore.
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About the Division of Academic Affairs
The Division of Academic Affairs is responsible for student learning and success at Appalachian State University, including oversight of the university’s challenging academic curriculum, active classroom environments, and close collaboration between faculty members and students on scholarly activities. Academic Affairs encompasses the degree-granting College of Arts and Sciences, College of Fine and Applied Arts, Beaver College of Health Sciences, Reich College of Education, Walker College of Business and Hayes School of Music; as well as the Cratis D. Williams Graduate School, the Honors College, University College and 12 other units that support the innovative, interdisciplinary and integrative academic experience for which Appalachian is known. Learn more at http://academicaffairs.appstate.edu.
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.