Nomination summary: Diane is amazing and deserves recognition from SAC as an outstanding contributor to Undergraduate Studies, and as a result of her work, the entire campus community. Diane works tirelessly to make sure that 14 different offices (not people, entire offices) have what they need to function well. Sometimes this is information, sometimes it's office supplies, sometimes it is getting complex paperwork completed. Whatever the tasks are, Diane handles them with great aplomb and expertise. She is a critical resource for Undergraduate Studies, which supports the work of faculty, staff, and students across the university. Beyond her unbelievable ability to accomplish everything on her plate in a timely manner, she is a joy to work with. Diane is welcoming and helpful to everyone that comes through our area - oftentimes this means she is interacting with people who are lost or unsure of where to go since "undergraduate studies" is interpreted as anything related to students. And, she loves when she has the opportunity to work with students. She provides a great deal of assistance to newer staff members across the units in the Office of UGS by giving them tips for navigating our complex systems, and by befriending them, making them feel part of our larger community. Diane is also thoughtful and wicked smart. She is involved in a great many meetings in UGS, and some of these are high-level planning meetings. She provides input, and is not shy to participate in the conversations. We all value Diane for her dedication to the success of UGS, for her love of students, and for her incisive capacity. Diane Bova is indeed, the finest of our flock.
The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) Finest of the Flock (FOTF) is an award that acknowledges staff members (A&P, SP, OPS) for exhibiting exceptional efforts that reflect the values and mission of Florida Gulf Coast University. Finest of the Flock provides a method for informal peer-to-peer acknowledgement of achievements by staff and a means for publicly announcing such accomplishments to the broader University community.
Finest of the Flock recognizes employees who have contributed to the benefit of FGCU, student(s), co-worker(s), guest(s), the community, and other volunteer or service organizations. The award specifically targets the areas of service, innovation, and collaboration. The activity or activities for which the staff member is being recognized should demonstrate excellence or exceed the employee's normal job responsibilities to the best of the nominator’s knowledge. Nominators can be anyone who interacts with the employee; whether employee, student, vendor, or community member.
SAC is committed to Finest of the Flock as a peer-to-peer recognition program and is intended to be a reflection of the appreciation from a peer for an action, accomplishment, service, innovation, or other special event deserving of praise. The Finest of the Flock award is not related to an employee’s performance evaluation and may not be reflective of an employee’s overall performance. Please note that all nominations received by the first (1st) of the month will be recognized in that month's SAC meeting.