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Published: August 30, 2019 Author: George E. Mauzy Jr.

Ohio University Facilities Management and Safety (FMS) has announced the August 2019 awardees of its Employee of the Month program, which recognizes exceptional performance by its employees.

All OHIO employees are invited to nominate FMS employees for this award using the nomination form on the FMS website. Nominations will be accepted at any time during the year. 

This month’s winners are Charity Boggs and Donna Yoho (Bargaining Unit) and Chris Wilson (Classified Staff).

Boggs, a custodial worker II, was nominated by Angie Brickles, an administrative manager in the Ohio University Police Department, who wrote:

“Charity goes above and beyond trying to get our department back to looking nice and smelling clean. She takes pride in her work and really cares how OUPD looks to the public – not just the staff,” Brickles said. “She is a hard worker, pays attention to detail and makes sure there is nothing we need when she is about to leave.

“She always comes into the police department with a big smile and usually laughing about her kittens, friends and sometimes even herself. She lights up the room when she walks in and has a contagious laugh. She likes to sing like no one is listening – but we are. She is a true joy to have in our department. Charity is a great asset and we enjoy her being part of the Ohio University Police Department Family.”

A closer look at Charity Boggs:

What is your family like? I live alone with my dogs and cats. I also visit with my mom who is my best friend.

What do you like most about your job? I love interacting with all the staff, faculty, students and visitors.

What do you do in your spare time? I spend time with my friends and family, read, write poetry and photography.

What is on your bucket list? Travel to Germany, Ireland, Scotland and all 50 U.S. states.

How has OHIO helped you in your career development? It’s given me a good opportunity for continued education.

Where do you see yourself in five years? As a manager.

What advice do you have for prospective OHIO candidates? Once you get hired, vow to do your best and have a positive, always be kind outlook.

What is something people don’t know about you? I am a soloist in two different traveling choirs, play trumpet in a brass ensemble and volunteer for “Restore Coolville,” where we are trying to beautify our small town.

 

Wilson, who serves as a safety technician, was nominated by Kim Bail, who wrote:    

“Chris went out of his way to make sure the long list of building issues was taken care of,” Bail said. “He has a very good attitude, is friendly and understanding.”

A closer look at Chris Wilson:

What is your family like? Growing! My wife and I are getting ready to welcome our second child in November – Magnolia “Maggie” Wilson.

What do you like most about your job? Having grown up in Athens and attending Ohio University as a student, I have really enjoyed working in facilities because it has allowed me to look behind the curtain and see, as well as appreciate, all that goes into operating and maintaining this university.

What do you do in your spare time? I enjoy reading or playing on my computer when I am not taking trips or kicking around town with my family. I also watch Netflix, play games and spend time outdoors.

What is on your bucket list? To own an exact movie replica of the DeLorean car from the movie, “Back to the Future.”

How has OHIO helped you in your career development? It has exposed me to a lot of unique individuals from many different walks of life, which has helped keep my thinking and views from becoming too narrow, opened me up to new opportunities, and has helped me tailor my learning and professional experiences so much that I am now working in a field that I genuinely enjoy, but never would have thought I’d be a part of.

What advice do you have for prospective OHIO candidates? Do your best to genuinely enjoy your time here outside of work and/or school. Communicate, participate and experience the unique blend of town and campus culture and all the incredible people who make it up.

What is your favorite part about working at OHIO? The career development opportunities (in my personal experience so far).

 

Yoho, who works in custodial services, was nominated by Shelley Barton, an administrative specialist in the College of Arts and Sciences, who wrote:   

“Our office knew someone new was in our building before we met Donna. We have a lot of spiders in our building and we noticed the absence of spider webs, fewer spiders, and swept floors. We were (and still are) very appreciative of the service,” Barton said. “Donna has a great attitude and does a fabulous job. I've only talked with her twice, but it's easy to see by the thorough service she provides, that she has a great attitude about her work.”

A closer look at Donna Yoho:

What is your family like? Huge. Four brothers, two sisters, four grandkids and two children.

What do you like most about your job? The people I meet.

What do you do in your spare time? I swim in my pool and have dinner with my children.

What is on your bucket list? Visiting the redwood forest in California.

How has OHIO helped you in your career development? Ohio University has provided good wages and benefits and I am able to take a day off when I need it.

What advice do you have for prospective OHIO candidates? Do the best job that you can do so when you go home at night you feel good about yourself.

What is your favorite part about working at OHIO? The fact that I can take a vacation or get sick and not have to worry about getting a paycheck. I also have great bosses.

What is something people don’t know about you? There are 62 people in my immediate family and we get together five times a year.

Chris Wilson

Photo courtesy of: FMSStephen Wood (left), chief facilities officer in Facilities Management, presents Chris Wilson his August EOTM award

Donna Yoho

Photo courtesy of: FMSStephen Wood (left), chief facilities officer in Facilities Management, hands Donna Yoho her August EOTM certificate