Anderson named top employee

  • December 12, 2008

Sandy Anderson, second from left, is stunned when she is named winner of the Cunniffe award.Sandra "Sandy" Anderson, assistant to the dean in the College of Business and Economics, received the 2008 Vivian Cunniffe Award Dec. 12 at the annual Staff Recognition Celebration.

Nominees for the Cunniffe Award are selected based on criteria, including a professional attitude, willingness to assume responsibility, demonstrated commitment to campus life, and pride in a job well done. The award is named in honor of a former university staff member who was killed in a 1985 car accident.

In her earliest days at CSUEB, Anderson, a 40-year university employee, crossed paths with the award's namesake.

"This really is an honor for me, because when I started here in 1968, I replaced Vivian Cunniffe in the Division of Business and Economics at Cal State College Hayward," Anderson said. "She was a wonderful person."

"This is really very special to me, and I thank you," she said.

Anderson received a cash award and free parking for a year. Her name will be engraved on a perpetual plaque hanging in the Warren Hall lobby.

Others nominated for the award were: Claire Abshire, Susan Correia, Jody Good, Paul MacLennan, Ronn Patton, Ben Servino, and the late Eloise Thomas.

Employees with service records of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years with the university also were recognized at the event held in the New University Union multipurpose room.

Those with 25 years of service are: Yvonne Brandenburg, Soccoro Medrano, John Sepolen, Angelina Solorzano, Leanne Thompson, Victoria Welsh and Donna Wiley.

The 30-year group includes: the late Daniel Franke, Kenneth House, Mary Hubins and Brian Sowers.

Employees with 35 years of service are: Joyce Campbell, Teresa Dulberg, Valerie Grant and the late Eloise Thomas.

In addition to Anderson, employees recognized for 40 years of service are: Kathy Burd, Sandra Chinn-Tavis and Kent McKinney.

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