Employee of the Month Winners


Employee of the Month Program

The Employee of the Month recognizes those individuals who serve BU in an exceptional manner with outstanding service through his or her work and a positive and supportive attitude.

To nominate a deserving individual for the award, visit the employee of the month nomination page.


July 2019

Nawal Bonomo, formerly of the global and multicultural education office, is the Employee of the Month for July 2019.

Ms. Bonomo, now working as the assistant to the dean in the College of Science and Technology, was nominated for the award by Jennifer Lehman. Ms. Lehman writes about Nawal, “She is extremely knowledgeable and wise about not only international concerns but also domestic ones. She is friendly and outgoing to our students, and I can see how comfortable they are around her. She makes them feel welcome and supported, which is particularly important when you are in a country that is not your own!”

She continued, “It has been my professional pleasure to witness Nawal in action with students at the various meetings in which I've sat with her, and she has displayed an unmistakable passion for the work she does for our students. I am so thankful to be able to learn from her, as she been an outstanding role model.”

As part of this honor, Nawal will enjoy a $100 cash award, a designated/reserved faculty/staff parking space of her choice for the month of the award; two tickets to a BU athletic competition; and two meal vouchers at the Scranton Commons. Nawal will also be featured on the Employee of the Month webpage with a summary of the nomination.

Congratulations to Nawal on being the Employee of the Month.

 
 
Nawal Bonomo

June 2019

Cindy Boucher, food service worker at Roongo’s, is the Employee of the Month for June 2019.

Ms. Boucher was nominated for the award by Michael Martin, associate professor in the Department of English. In his nomination, Michael noted, “Cindy is an incredibly dedicated and diligent employee and service person at Roongos. I have watched how she interacts with both her co-workers and the many people with whom she must interact with every day. If you go to Roongos between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., you know the crazy volume of people there. Yet, you will see Cindy working effectively and efficiently to manage the non-ending stream of individuals who frequent this central eating spot on campus. She can work at any station and always takes the utmost care in whatever she prepares for the person in front of her. She is attentive to the details of what she is doing and more than willing to make sure that you are happy with what you will receive.”

Dr. Martin also wrote, “I have witnessed her work with prospective students and parents and make them feel welcome. I have watched her when a guest has been less than cordial, but she smiles and displays a sense of grace and professionalism, demonstrating the commitment she has to what she does. It is often easy for us to see Aramark employees as merely a worker. Something I find fundamentally abhorrent. However, she treats her position as something that deserves both her care and energy. She is a wonderful example of how each of us at the university should approach the tasks we have each day. She always brightens my day when I go there, and she provides me the best service and care I could ever hope to receive. I believe she is an example of the finest we have here at Bloomsburg and is one of the reasons I am honored to work here.”

As part of this honor, Cindy will enjoy a $100 cash award, a designated/reserved faculty/staff parking space of her choice for the month of the award; two tickets to a BU athletic competition; and two meal vouchers at the Scranton Commons. Cindy will also be featured on the Employee of the Month webpage with a summary of the nomination.

Congratulations to Cindy on being the Employee of the Month.