Erin Azua, an administrative assistant IV at the Student Wellness Center, just recently was chosen as the third-place recipient of the President’s Classified Staff member of the Year Award. Read her recommendations for new staff members looking for success at UNLV.
I finished from UNLV in 2005 with a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology. After finishing I was working off campus and a friend who worked at UNLV suggested I obtain a job right here. I got a management assistant III position in the School of Nursing. I didn’t get that job, but then the department of mathematical sciences called and invited me to interview. I went to work there in 2007 and stayed six years. In 2013, I moved to the Student Health Center as an AA IV. I am dedicated to UNLV. I enjoyed my time as a student and now I such as working right here.
I do various types of duties, including lots of documentation. I am the assistant to Jamie Davidson, the associate vice president for student health, so every day I help him as well as offer support to the six departments and 11 directors/associate directors who report to him.
I also am the point individual for the voluntary health withdrawal on school. If a student has a health emergency situation that avoids him from completing a term, that student can apply for a voluntary health withdrawal. If the application is approved, the student’s transcript will not be spoiled and she may even receive a partial tuition refund.
It was developed in 2005, however few students and personnel understood it. In 2013, I created a site about it, so that students in requirement would know that it is an option. More than 100 students use every year. I speak to or consult with each candidate several times during the process.
Could not Do My Task Without
A computer system. Everything is e-mail driven and we have many web-based services that we need to log into.
Recommendations for a New Staff member
I would tell them to obtain from their convenience zone– and their workplace. I believe a genuine issue that can lead to a feeling of isolation is that people just stay in their workplaces. Volunteer for an Ask Me! booth or go to some campus occasions. We have a lot going on here.
Likewise, I advise people to view the UNLV website to find responses to their questions. Asking others for answers is great, however if you try to find yourself you’ll likewise discover other info you didn’t understand you required.
My First Job.
I worked at a record store called Big B’s. I stocked records and CDs and worked as a cashier. Working at a record store isn’t really going to foot the bill, however it was enjoyable.
My Favorite Book.
Zorba the Greek. The film was excellent, however the book was way better. I read it when I was more youthful and it left an impression.
My Dream Getaway.
Would be a journey to Australia. My spouse and I travel a lot and we’ve been fortunate to take a trip in the U.S. and Europe. But Australia appears so exotic. And, having a degree in anthropology, I would want some of the populations there.
Something Individuals Would Be Shocked to Learn.
I ride my bike to work every day. It is just a few miles every day, but I actually, truly do not like driving. I would constantly prefer to ride my bike; I just discover it a lot more enjoyable.
What the Nominators Said.
Kathy Underwood, director of the Student Health Center, described Azua as somebody who is “self-directed, completes her projects in a timely and total way, and has the ability to focus on, balance contending demands, fulfill essential due dates, and continue to be calm and happy even under demanding circumstances. Erin shows a gentle and caring disposition when dealing with both personnel and patients and regularly offers her assist whenever she identifies a need, frequently without being asked.
“Erin is definitely the very first person that is hired in many situations, and it is not uncommon to hear on a nearly daily basis from an employee within Student Wellness, ‘I’m unsure exactly what to do. Let’s ask Erin.’ Erin genuinely understands, values, and exhibits the definition of the word ‘team effort.'”
Jamie Davidson, associate vice president for Student Wellness, stated that managing the voluntary health withdrawal process is a key part of Azua’s task which she capably helps the students through that process. “The emotional support and compassion that Erin offers to students handling extremely severe, and in some cases deadly, health conditions is exemplary.”