University at Albany

Excellence in Support Service

Each year, the University at Albany honors special members of its community with Excellence Awards denoting exceptional contributions to the life of the campus. Three staff members received this tribute in 2009 for Excellence in Support Service.

Rebecca SalinasRebecca Salinas, Media and Marketing

Ms. Rebecca Salinas has worked as secretary in the Office of Media and Marketing since 2001. The hallmark of her professional work is her strength at analyzing existing practices in order to develop new ones that result in greater efficiency and better business practices. Ms. Salinas embraces change, excels at solving nagging problems and gets to the bottom of complex issues, developing new, streamlined results. She is a "self-starter" who enjoys problem-solving for her unit. For example, she solved the problem of communicating findings on the US Census and Hispanic population trends to Hispanic print, radio and television media by traveling to NY City and translating a presentation, resulting in front page coverage in several national and international Hispanic media outlets. She worked with several units on campus and with external contractors to implement the campus entryway signs that advertise key events on campus and to upgrade the Carillon so that it could serve as a public emergency address system. She learned how to program these systems and taught her colleagues how to use them. Ms. Salinas also takes pride in the UAlbany campus, and spends much time volunteering on projects that enhance its visibility and value to the public. Colleagues from across the campus remark on her generous contributions to UAlbany. We are pleased to celebrate this outstanding record of accomplishment by presenting the 2009 President's Award for Excellence in Support Service to Ms. Rebecca Salinas.

Excellence in Support Service

    Rebecca Salinas
Julie Deden
Suzanne Peplowski
Rebecca Salinas
Media and Marketing

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