Yuriko Doku, a Project Coordinator in the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies, recently was named UNO’s Employee of the Month for September.
The “Prize Patrol” team surprised Yuriko with the news on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016.
Yuriko was nominated by her peers for her adaptability, interpersonal skills, and knowledge of the job.
They said, “Yuriko always has been very professional in all of her interactions with staff, faculty, and community partners. She has superior interpersonal skills, and she works very hard at constantly improving her communication skills, especially in English as it is not her native language. Her bilingual skills and friendly disposition are a real asset to the office, and she is the epitome of a good team player, always willing to pitch in and assist as needed.”
Yuriko has shown a high degree of adaptability and flexibility in carrying out office tasks. She is able to adjust as contexts and conditions require and shows an impressive ability to perform under pressure.
They continued, “Yuriko has shown a high degree of adaptability and flexibility in carrying out office tasks. She is able to adjust as contexts and conditions require and shows an impressive ability to perform under pressure. Perhaps most impressively, she demonstrates an ability to think critically, in real time, about needed changes and how things could improve. She shows a deep understanding of how decisions can impact all of our many stakeholders’ perspectives, a skill that not all staff have.”
As Employee of the Month, Yuriko will receive a certificate, lapel pin, hot/cold tumbler, portrait, monetary award, two tickets to a UNO sporting event, and use of a designated parking space. Please contact the Office of University Communications (4-2358) for additional details.
About UNO's Employee of the Month Program
Human Resources announced the updated Employee of the Month – “Oh” Award for “Oh, what a difference you make!” – program for UNO staff members. HR administers the program in conjunction with the Office of the Chancellor and Staff Advisory Council. They welcome nominations from faculty, staff, students, vendors, and visitors. Nominate someone today.
THANK YOU, YURIKO!