Customer Service Recognition Awards
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Customer Service Recognition Awards
Photo caption: Ms. Clementine Cone, executive assistant to the president for University compliance, poses with Spartan Star Award winners Jeremy Faulk, Spartan Star of the Year; Michelle MacFarlane, Spartan Star of the Quarter (first quarter) and Ronita Lamb (third quarter winner)

Let’s face it . . . an organization is only as good as its customer service and good customer service comes from employees who are passionate about their organization and about ensuring that every customer is treated right. Norfolk State University created a Customer Service Satisfaction Committee in December 2013. The team consists of individuals from Student Affairs, Athletics, Finance, Human Resources, Enrollment Management, Information Technology, Institutional Research, University Advancement, Faculty and the Office of the President.

The Committee established the Spartan Star Awards in April 2016 in an effort to recognize excellent customer service provided by employees. It oversees the program and handles the award recognition. Employees are nominated by individuals internal and external to the University by submitting an online nomination form. Each quarter, the nominees are reviewed and a Spartan Star of the Quarter is selected. Quarterly winners can fall into three categories including faculty, staff and administrative and professional. The Spartan Star of the Year is selected from among the quarterly winners. Nominees receive certificates and special recognition items during a luncheon or University event. The Spartan Star of the Year also received $500.

The Spartan Star awards are given as immediate recognition for exemplary customer service performance or an event that resulted in a positive impact or benefit to an internal or external client and a positive reflection on the institution.

Nominees for the fourth quarter (January–March 2017) recognized at annual employee service awards program held on April 28 were:

Shelley Scott-Johnson School of Extended Learning January
Misti Goodson Advancement January
Lanitta Spence Human Resources February
Brenda Bennett President February
Betty Fulgham Finance and Administration February
Rita Bowen Finance and Administration February
Patricia Ferguson Facilities February
Kristen Wollesen Campus Police February
Michelle MacFarlane Athletics March
Charles Brown Facilities March
Sandra Johnson SpartanCard (Auxiliaries) March
Dorothy Jones Provost Office March

Spartan Star of the Quarter (January – April 2017): Kristen Wollesen, NSU Police Department; and Prior Quarterly Award winners were:

  • 1st Quarter (April – June 2016): Michelle MacFarlane – Athletics
  • 2nd Quarter (July – September 2016): Danielle Williams (Administrative & Professional)-Enrollment Management & Jeremy Faulk (classified) – Facilities
  • 3rd Quarter (October – December 2016): Ronita Lamb – Mail services

The Spartan Star of the Year award was presented to Jeremy Faulk of Facilities Management.

For customer service tips, more information about the Spartan Star awards and other customer satisfaction resources, visit the Customer Service website.