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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)

October 2018 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:

  • Matt Allen, Computing Systems & Desktop Support
  • Cristian Balan, Management, Information Systems & Analytics
  • Jarrett Borrie, Computing Systems & Desktop Support
  • Jennifer Bremser, Psychology
  • Deborah Brunner, Classroom & Customer Support Services
  • Michael Buck, student in Information Technology
  • Thomas Burl, Management, Information Systems & Analytics
  • Jennifer Clancy, Teacher Education, Grad MST Program
  • Laura Collier, Anthropology
  • Barbara Criss, Classroom & Customer Support Services
  • Burt Doria, Maintenance & Operations
  • Gina Doty, Management Services
  • Walter Early, Art Museum
  • Elizabeth Everett, Janitorial
  • Kimberly Fisher, Student Health & Counseling Center
  • Peter Friesen, Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Kristie Gonyea, Classroom & Customer Support Services
  • Carol Johnson, College Auxiliary Services
  • William Lavene, Central Heating Plant
  • Nicole Leonard, student in Computer Security
  • Colleen Lemza, Journalism and Public Relations
  • Alyssa McGovern, Classroom & Customer Support Services
  • Men’s Baseball Team
  • Peter Meuser, Computing Systems & Desktop Support
  • Rita-Mary Murphy, student in Psychology
  • Mercy Mutobaano, student in Economics
  • National Student Speech Language Hearing Association - NSSLHA
  • Zouera Phelan, student in Individualized Studies
  • Scott Rabideau, Maintenance Trades
  • Sandra Rasco, Library & Information Tech Services
  • Sarah Richard, Institutional Advancement
  • Bruce Romeo, Janitorial
  • Aaron Schwartz, Diversity, Pluralism & Inclusion
  • Del Senecal, University Police
  • Ronald Sharron, Hospitality Management
  • John Shearer, School of Business & Economics
  • James Sherman, Housing & Residence Life
  • Karen Southwick, Computer Information Systems
  • Sharon St. Louis, Institutional Advancement
  • “The Feinberglars”, student employees in Feinberg
  • Ashton Thomas, student in Management Information Systems
  • Marco Turco, Africana Studies
  • Mark Upton, Central Heating Plant

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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