Nomination summary: James lives and breathes FGCU! He is an incredible colleague, staff member (Graphic Designer and Photographer in University Marketing and Communications) and adjunct faculty member (instructing Photo I). In every area of his connection with FGCU, he goes above and beyond to support others. As the creator of the FGCU Instagram, James showcases our stunning campus, promotes the academic achievement of students, and never misses a post! Many students have applied to FGCU because of the incredible images James displays on Instagram, promoting The FGCU Effect across campus, which allows students to form a strong connection with our campus before they even arrive! His commitment to his work and as an Adjunct Faculty member is inspiring. He has a true passion for photography, design and FGCU! James has been part of FGCU for 15 years and is well-known across campus! His dedication to supporting his students reaches beyond the classroom. Camera in hand, he attends events, gallery openings, music performances, sporting events and captures the excitement of graduation every semester. James is a prime example of The FGCU Effect and has a huge heart! It is truly a pleasure to work with him and his passion and dedication to FGCU is appreciated everyday. Thank you James for all you do...you are certainly one of the Finest of the Flock and FGCU is lucky to have you as part of the university community!
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.