Two Staff Members Honored for Exceptional Efforts

Sep 17, 2020

The awards recognize outstanding job performance and customer service as the University continues to serve our students during remote operations.

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Rebecca Barnhart and C.J. DeJuliis

President Geraldine M. Jones has recognized two staff members for their outstanding job performance and customer service. 

Rebecca Barnhart, a director in the Office of Housing and Residence Life, received the Vulcan President’s Circle Award and C.J. DeJuliis, a member of the Teaching and Learning Center, accepted the Vulcan Exceptional Service Award. 

The awards were made virtually on Sept. 15 prior to the President's State of the University address. 

The President’s Circle Award recognizes outstanding job performance, and the Vulcan Exceptional Service Award honors a staff member who consistently provides superior service to students, parents, colleagues and community members. 

Nominators said Barnhart is “one of those people who makes you want to do well at your job. She is always just a phone call away – even in the middle of the night.” 

DeJuliis is described as helpful, positive and motivating. Those skills have been essential as the campus community has shifted to remote instruction during the coronavirus pandemic. 

In the words of one faculty member: “I am confident that I will be delivering an interactive and meaningful class to our students online” because of this individual’s help."

In her remarks, President Jones commended all staff at Cal U for their efforts. 

“In these uncertain times, you are supporting students’ physical and mental health, as well as their academic progress. You’re helping them cope with adversity, discover their strengths, make connections and find friends."