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Horimoto UH Hilo Administrative Affairs’ Employee of the Quarter

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Date: Monday, January 10, 2005
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, 974-7642

For Immediate Release

Administrative Affairs' Employee of the Quarter Susan Horimoto

Susan Horimoto, an administrative officer in the University of Hawaii at Hilo Business Office, has been named the school’s Administrative Affairs’ Employee of the Quarter for January – March 2005.

“Susan works hard all day, every day and gets along with everyone,” wrote her nominator. “She knows the UH Administrative Procedures and the purchasing guidelines. She is helpful and patient with new employees. She is also
tolerant with experienced employees who miss deadlines. She covers for her supervisor as needed and she likes to have fun after work, which is a necessary quality to remain balanced and motivated.”

“It feels good,” said Horimoto. “I really like working with the people in my office; they work really hard. It’s nice that they nominated me for the award.”

Horimoto has been employed by the University of Hawai‘i for just over 17 years, nearly 14 at UH Hilo. She started as a limited-term account clerk at UH Manoa in December 1987. While there, Horimoto was selected to become an Administrative and Fiscal Support Specialist in 1989, and was promoted to Administrative Officer in February 1990. She transferred to the UH Hilo Business Office March 1, 1991 and was promoted to Administrative Officer II August 1, 1992.

Full-time Administrative Affairs employees are eligible for the award, which includes $100 in cash, a $25 meal card from Sodexho, and a reserved parking stall for the calendar quarter. Employees are nominated by the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs and/or the department directors.

Nominating criteria includes sustained superior performance on the job, and excellence in service to the University community and general public.

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