Tina Johnston, office coordinator in Career Services, is congratulated by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., for receiving NU's Outstanding Employee Award.

Tina Johnston, office coordinator in Niagara University’s Office of Career Services, was presented with NU’s Outstanding Employee Award today by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president.

Johnston, a Niagara Falls resident, began working at Niagara in 2012.

A quote from Johnston’s supervisor, Bob Swanson, spoke of her Vincentian values: “Tina is the type of employee who exemplifies Niagara University’s mission and values. She is selfless, kind, caring, always willing to help, and gives back whenever she can.”

Swanson also spoke of the high quality of Johnston’s work: “Tina is always willing to go above and beyond when it comes to students and others in the office. In the time that Tina has been in our office, we have managed to find ways to better use technology and eliminate a lot of paper.”

Another nomination for Johnston stated, “Tina is always open to new ideas and trying to do things differently. She has a good perspective about challenges that need to be addressed and contributes to their solutions. She is a terrific colleague to have!”

“Among (Tina’s) strengths as office coordinator are her ability to use technology and her initiative in seeking new ways to improve the quality of service that we provide to our constituents,” noted a separate nomination. “Tina has a great deal of patience for explaining things and assisting others. If she doesn’t know the answer to something, she will find it out.  She always has a ‘can do’ attitude. For this, we are grateful that she has joined our office!”

Johnston has also been the recent recipient of a Purple Pat, which thanked her for her willingness to help out.

Nominations for the Outstanding Employee Award are made by NU employees, students, alumni, parents, or other persons who come in contact with university employees. Honorees are eligible to receive gift certificates to area amenities, movie passes, two days off during the next quarter, NU athletics tickets and a universal parking tag that can be used in any non-handicapped parking spot on campus.

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