February 2010 Employee Spotlight

| May 18, 2010

Sandra Hunter, admissions coordinator, Office of Admission, and Alan King, computer technician, Fort Sam Houston Campus, Texas, won the Employee Spotlight Award honors for February.

Sandra Hunter

Before being promoted to her current position, Sandra Hunter worked for the Help Desk and International Recruitment and Services, which was absorbed into the Office of Admission when Graduate Admissions and Undergraduate Admissions combined a year ago. Her main area of responsibility is recruiting daytime undergraduate transfer students.

Her nominator says Hunter managed to keep her balance and sense of humor throughout the transition and merger of the four Admissions offices.

“Sandra has been a joy to work with,” the nominator says. “She works hard and plays hard, is professional with all she encounters and gives 150 percent of her efforts to make our team successful.”

Hunter is well versed on policies, learns and retains new information quickly and is always willing to help wherever needed, the nominator adds. “She embodies all that Webster strives to convey to prospective students, parents, alumni, staff and faculty.”

Hunter says she loves Webster’s unique environment. “I get excited and inspired by working so closely with different kinds of people every day,” she says.

Hunter says it’s nice to be recognized for her contributions, and although her colleagues feel otherwise, Hunter says she doesn’t feel she does any more than anyone else.

Hunter chose the $100 savings bond as her prize.

Alan King has been a member of the San Antonio Region team for two years. His responsibilities include maintaining three computer labs located an average of 14 miles apart: at Fort Sam Houston, Brooks City Base and Lackland Air Force Base.

Alan King

King’s “exceptional knowledge of the intricacies of the Internet” is appreciated by his colleagues, and his willingness to assist and expertise in solving information technology problems has greatly contributed to the success of the region, says his nominator.

Recently when the site director’s computer went down, King was able to make the adjustments necessary to keep it operational until a replacement arrived.

In addition to his technical acumen, King demonstrates outstanding communication skills with the IT staff in St. Louis and was the go-to person for issues and concerns with a new telephone system installed last year.

King completed Webster’s Web Design certificate program December 2009 and is currently enrolled in the Web Development Certificate program.

Knowing his work is appreciated means a great deal to King who enjoys helping students and co-workers with their computer issues.

Contrary to the way most of us might feel under similar circumstances, King says his best on-the-job experience was when the Fort Sam Houston network went down. “I had to work with the main campus, AT&T and the Fort Sam Base communications to solve the problem, and I gained a lot of knowledge and experience from that situation.”

King chose the $100 savings bond as his prize.

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