Medeiros named UH Hilo Admin Affairs Employee of Quarter

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Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaii at Hilo has named Vernon Medeiros the Administrative Affairs Employee of the Quarter for October through December 2006. Medeiros is an environmental safety technician.

“Although he has only been with the University for a little over a year, his exemplary work ethic and attitude certainly merit him this recognition,” Medeiros’ nominator wrote. “His work on the fire alarm systems has helped create a safer environment for all. He has been instrumental in the development of the security camera system as well as helping other programs with smaller scale security camera options. He has also researched and presented satellite phone options to the members of the astronomy community on the summit of Mauna Kea as a means of emergency notifications.”

Medeiros says the award came as a surprise to him.

“I come into contact with many people, both staff and faculty alike,” he noted. “It never ceases to amaze me how dedicated and positive all the employees are. There is a true ‘can do’ spirit here; everyone works as though every goal is obtainable. Whether we are cognizant of it or not, we are all on the same page; we all have the same objective, and that is to make the name ‘University of Hawai`i at Hilo’ synonymous with ‘excellence.’”

The award comes with a plaque, an assigned parking space for the duration of the quarter and a monetary gift.

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