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Support Services Award 2007  
Awarded to

Service Officer Bill Krumrie

Bill Krumrie has embedded himself as a pivotal catalyst for all that is good within the Service Unit. He is completely dedicated to the safety and security of this university and truly epitomizes the level of professionalism and competence for which we all aspire to reach. His initiative in finding and mitigating problems across the spectrum of campus for both facilities and affiliates alike is unparalleled on our team. Bill makes it his personal goal to ensure that every exterior light is on during the evening hours for safety and that the doors and windows function properly and can be secured on all UVM buildings and facilities. He demonstrates commitment in every task he undertakes. Bill's ability to communicate and make sound decisions using good judgment when he encounters people working late continually improves upon a positive public perception of this organization.  
Awarded to

Service Officer Jeffery Sawyer

Jeff Sawyer has become a solid member of the Service Unit using his knowledge and expertise to the betterment of the University and our team. MAJ. Jeffrey Sawyer came to us on retirement and after 86 years in the VT National Guard and has shown a commitment to and ownership of the campus that echoes what a good decision we made in inviting him onto our team. While he may have retired from one service, he has enthusiastically embraced another. He took the initiative to develop a security sticker program that encourages our community to lock their doors and developed a better tracking system for our nightly service officer rounds. Using his skills in database management, Jeff created a database system that will be invaluable to our crime prevention efforts.   2006  
Awarded to

Joyce Shepard

There are tasks that must be done, often in the background, for any team to function. In our case, these jobs require a special person, one who values service. We are fortunate to have someone like this on our team. She is the foundation for our administrative tasks; she cares deeply for each of us. She is someone who embraced the PeopleSoft changes and learned the new system for budgets, personnel and payroll with little complaint. There was a time this past year where her experiential knowledge cemented her position as our expert on the financial and personnel processes at UVM. The strain on our staffing translated to an increase in her workload in terms of processing payroll and overtime tracking; and filing the enormous amount of paperwork required for the multiple hires and applicant pools we have open. She most likely has the most experience in processing and hiring staff through the recruitment process at UVM.   2005  
Awarded to

Dispatcher Melanie Rodgers

This yearís Support Services Award is presented to Dispatcher Melanie Rodgers for her incredible effort into the installation of our new Computer Aided Dispatch & Records Management System, and countless hours spent with consultants re-designing the dispatch space. The new furniture and equipment will be installed by summerís end.   2004  
Awarded to

Joyce Ticehurst

For all her hard and intensive work on our recruitment efforts. J.T. sorts through all the applications, ensures timely communication, and coordinates all aspects of testing and notification of all applicants (police and service officers). Joyce is the first voice heard when a potential new team member reaches out to us. Time and again applicants express how grateful they are to J.T. for her work, kindness, and effort in shepherding them through the process. She represents us and the university well.  
Awarded to

Rickard Berg

For his assistance to officers while they were apprehending a subject who was struggling with the officers. On September 28, 2003, Rickard went above and beyond his duty when he helped our police officers restrain a non-compliant, combative individual. Rickard consistently serves as our eyes and ears and his actions have led to uncovering various crimes in progress. He took the initiative to develop a note that Service Officers leave after finding problems in buildings, such as unsecured doors and windows, etc.  
Awarded to

Patrice Bourgeious

Pat constantly goes the extra mile during his shifts by cleaning vehicles, assisting Lt. Magnant with unassigned daily activities and has even been known to plow the parking area with his own vehicle when health and safety demanded an immediate solution. Pat is always willing to put up Campus Alert posters and spends a lot of time in the administrative buildings making contacts with the faculty/staff.   2003  
Awarded to

Diane Gagnon

For her continued work with the Lost and Found program, integrating it to our web-site. Diane also took time to take a Computer Investigation course, which allows her to be a set of eyes for the department in the field of cyber crime. Diane takes an active part in role playing for classes at the Vt. Police Academy and for our own department‚Äôs RAD classes.  
Awarded to

Michael Henry

For his initiative to take on the MVR work within our department. Mike comes in on his days off to work on the MVR problems in the cruisers. He also wrote an article about Motor Vehicle and Pedestrian Traffic Safety.  
Awarded to

Sue Lowrey

For her tireless commitment to our accreditation process; without her "gentle" reminders to get policies done, and collect proofs so we might all succeed it would not be done and in the midst of the crunch taking on supervision of the communications center.  
Awarded to

Joyce Shepard

for her tireless efforts in managing the financial, personnel and official records functions of the agency. She consistently goes above and beyond in her service to the team. She‚Äôs friendly, caring, outgoing and incredibly easy to work with. Always with a smile on her face, she manages a lot of behind the scenes actions which keep on track to be the excellent team we are.   2002  
Awarded to

Larry Magnant

Anyone who has substantial contact with Police Services knows how valuable a role Lt. Laurence Magnant plays.¬† He has been a mainstay in this organization with his tireless devotion to details, his statistical compilation for federal reporting, his evidence room and equipment management, along with fleet maintenance.¬† Without Larry Magnant, we wouldn't be where we are today. ¬†It is an honor to present Lt. Laurence Magnant with our Support Services Award.  
Awarded to

Bill Krumrie

Bill Krumrie exudes service and commitment.¬† Bill once stated that he believes his role as a Service Officer at Police Services is "a caretaker of UVM's property."¬† Bill's attention to details, concern for people working late in buildings, curbing property crimes, treatment of the public, willingness to take on a project, or just offering to help is indicative of his attitude towards our community.¬† It is an honor to present Bill Krumrie with our Support Services Award.  
Awarded to

Joyce Shepard

When Joyce Shepard stepped into her current role, it was foreign territory.¬† She joined the department as our secretary and within mere months had inherited the position of financial manager for which the learning curve was steep.¬† This didn't dissuade her.¬† She masterfully handles many important responsibilities and is ALWAYS willing to pitch in when needed. ¬†She makes special trips to replenish her pretzel supply and is the reason Police Services' walls are decorative.¬† During our recent renovation, she pitched in with painting and wallpapering, and moving equipment.¬† Joyce identifies issues that could be improved upon and sets about to improve them.¬† Examples include budget process streamlining around grants; improvements to our personnel and financial record keeping system; improvements to payroll and time keeping processes; and a host of others too numerous to name.¬† For all the work she does, and her commitment to our team, It is an honor to present Joyce Shepard with our Support Services Award.  
Awarded to

Diane Gagnon

Diane Gagnon craves involvement and needs to be active.¬† On numerous occasions, Diane has forwarded valuable information to patrol.¬† She monitors campus and community list serves for important facts, is actively involved as a campus liaison to our LBGTQA student group, and regularly advocates education for E911.¬† She is our "go to" person for computer problems and technical liaison with VIBRS.¬† For all these reasons, and for her outstanding work on developing a system for Lost & Found property, it is an honor to present¬† Dispatcher Diane Gagnon with our Support Services Award.  
Awarded to

Sharon Patenaude

Sharon Patenaude is a master at multi-tasking.¬† She needs to stay busy with many ancillary jobs and tasks critical for the success of our team.¬† She works with Joyce Shepard to ensure payroll is completed, maintains our web site, and serves as the point of contact for the VT Traffic Bureau.¬† For the exemplary work she does every day, and all these examples, it is an honor to present Dispatcher Sharon Patenaude with our Support Services Award.  
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