Student Staff Recognition

Athletic & Recreation Facilities Student Recognition

2021-2022 Athletic & Recreation Employee of the Year: Emili Barth

It is with a sense of pride and collective support that the Athletic and Recreation Facilities Team congratulates the 2021-2022 Employee of the Year, Emili Barth! Emili has been an outstanding employee since the day she got here. She is the perfect example of what we expect from all of our employees. She is reliable, professional and brings so much positivity to the workplace!  Emili comes into the Rec Center every shift with a great attitude that rubs off her peers to set the energy in the building. Thank you for all of the hard work you have put forward during your time here! We wish you the best in your future!

Emili Barth

March 2023 Rec Star: Sue Lenard

Please join the Athletic and Recreation Facilities Management in congratulating Sue Lenard as our March Rec Star! !  Sue is being recognized for her phenomenal work performance, working nearly 70 hours in the month of March just in the pool, picking up all the shifts during spring break! Not only does she work her scheduled shifts, but she is also always willing to pick up shifts from others and was even willing to help out in the Rec Center during spring break! Sue has gone above and beyond supporting our team and operations, and we have really appreciated her dedication, enthusiasm, and great customer service! Not only did she put in several hours of hard work a week, but we can also always count on her to have a smile on her face, and it certainly does not go unnoticed. Sue truly makes the Pool such a pleasant place to be at and we are thankful to have her on our team. Without a doubt, the Pool would not have functioned as smoothly without her and we greatly appreciate the time and efforts that she put into her job.  Please join me to Thank you Sue for all that she does, and we are so happy to have her apart of our team! Again Congratulations!

Sue Lenard

2022 Fall Semester Turf Star: Sam Romero

Please join the Kelly Family Sports Center in congratulating Sam Romero for receiving the fall semester Turf Star award. Each semester, this award is given to a team member who goes above and beyond the call of duty in order to ensure the facility they work in is ready and available to anyone who may walk through the doors. Since day one, Sam has been a major help in doing just that. Sam is always eager to help pick up shifts, set up for events and assist anyone who needs help, all with a smile on his face. Coming from Alpena, MI, Sam spent most of his time on the football field but hung up his cleats when coming to GVSU to pursue his career goals as a Sports Management major. If you don't see Sam working behind the desk at the KTB, you can find him putting in work in the Rec Center weight room where he enjoys spending a good amount of his free time. Since all of our employees at the KTB are superheroes to the athletes and patrons that utilize our facility every day, when asking Sam what his superpower would be if he could have one, he replied with: "Teleportation, so I could go in vacation to wherever I wanted, whenever I wanted". Once again, please join us in congratulating Sam on this big accomplishment and thank him for all the hard work he puts in every day. 

Sam Romero

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