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Civility and Community Building

The Civility in the Workplace educational initiative began as a joint labor/management initiative in the Fall of 2011.

The initiative is part of SUNY Plattsburgh’s ongoing commitment to an inclusive environment where all employees, students, parents, and guests feel welcome and safe. Our goal is to make SUNY Plattsburgh the best place it can possibly be for all of us.

“Research on workplace civility confirms that a civil workplace is essential for good customer service, employee retention and productivity, and overall workplace health...”

Cardinals Care "You Made a Difference" Recognition Program

One of the new initiatives of the expanded program is the Cardinals Care: You Made a Difference Recognition Program. Individuals are invited to reward exceptional service above and beyond the call of duty by completing a nomination form and mailing or emailing it to the Civility and Community Building Committee. Nominated individuals will be publicized and a copy of the nomination will be forwarded to the employee. All faculty, staff, and students are eligible for nomination..

Resources: We are collecting a list of websites, books, articles, and other information that you might find useful. If you have items you would like added, don’t hesitate to contact one of the below individuals. Download Civility Resources (PDF file size 245KB)

May 2019 Nominees

The Promote Community Building Committee and the Cardinals Care Recognition Program would like to recognize this month's nominees – students, faculty, and staff – who made a positive difference or went the extra mile for someone else:

  • Carlo Amico, Construction/Critical Maintenance
  • Darren Barcomb, University Police
  • Emma Bartscherer, Branch Campus
  • Al Beyer, Construction/Critical Maintenance
  • Darleen Bigelow, Maintenance & Operations Center
  • Gina Bond, Institutional Advancement
  • Jennifer Bremser, Branch Campus
  • Ian Burnell, Janitorial
  • Casey Casamento, Computing Systems & Desktop Support
  • Michael Currier, Printing & Duplicating Center
  • Kristie Daniels, Janitorial
  • Michael Daniels, Maintenance Trades
  • Vera Delorme, Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Sandra Douglas, Janitorial
  • Darren Drake, Central Heating Plant
  • Donna Gadue, Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Bonni Garvey, Branch Campus
  • Lydia Gricoski, student in Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Kayla Hansen, student in Speech Language Path TSHH Cert
  • Tom Higgins, Computer Information Systems
  • Nancy Hoyland, Maintenance & Operations Center
  • Mark Kaiser, Accounting (Academic)
  • Donald Labrake, Construction/Critical Maintenance
  • Eric Laessig, Classroom & Customer Support Services
  • Christina Lagree, Theatre
  • Dan Lapoint, Locksmith
  • William Lavene, Central Heating Plant
  • Daniel Lewis, Marketing
  • John Locke, Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Daniel Mariano, Janitorial
  • Michael Marti, Maintenance Trades
  • Samuel Mertus, student in Geology
  • Susan Millett, Computer Information Systems
  • Trisha Pellerin, Housing & Residence Life
  • Anne Petro, Mathematics
  • John Shearer, School of Business & Economics
  • Denise Simard, School of Ed, Health & Human Services
  • Brooke Spaulding, student in Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Aaron Stanley, Computing Systems & Desktop Support
  • Mark Upton, Central Heating Plant
  • Zachary Weimar, student in Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Jeffrey White, Maintenance Trades
  • Ronald Whittington, Moving Crew
  • Carrie Woodward, Admissions
  • Dennis Wright, Maintenance & Operations Center

Help build our SUNY Plattsburgh community by acknowledging the special efforts of those on campus.


"You Made a Difference" Nomination Form

All faculty, staff and students are eligible for nomination.

Note: If the date of service extends beyond a single day, please indicate the dates in your response.
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