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Recognition

RISE: Recognizing Inspirational Superior Effort

The HWCOM Administrative and Staff Employee Recognition Program, R.I.S.E., has been designed to recognize, motivate, and reward the outstanding performance of full-time, part-time, and temporary administrative and staff employees of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.

"This program is designed not just to recognize, but to motivate, and reward outstanding performance," said Dr. John A. Rock,Founding Dean and Senior Vice President for Health Affairs.

The idea for R.I.S.E. was established by one of the initiatives of the HWCOM 2015-2020 Strategic Plan which sets forth Faculty and Staff Success as one of five key strategic goals that will impact the achievement of HWCOM’s vision.

Employees are recognized in three categories. Teamwork, Service Excellence, and Extra Mile. All HWCOM employees or students can submit nominations.

Thirty-three employees were nominated for the inaugural awards; twelve rose to the occasion and were announced as the inaugural R.I.S.E. winners during the HWCOM 2016 holiday luncheon.

Here is the list of winners:

Teamwork (2 winning teams)

This category was designed to recognize teams that build collaborative relationships across different departments; successfully complete impactful projects; and show respect for others. Each winner received a $150 Publix Gift Card and an HWCOM embroidered shirt.

Team 1, Nominated by Dr. Eneida Roldan

Rise Award Winning Team 1

Ferinelys Cabrera, Dr. Eneida Roldan, Mariel Gutierrez, Julia Perez

Team 2, Nominated by Fadoua Belmekki

RISE Award-winning team 2

Above: Fadoua Belmekki. Below, winners: Viviana Jacobs, Abigail Dominguez, Beatrice Ortiz

Service Excellence (3 Winners)

This category was designed to recognize employees that provide excellent assistance; cultivate relationships that help address customer needs; and resolve concerns in a professional and effective manner. Each winner received a $150 Publix Gift Card, a $150 Target Gift Card, and an HWCOM embroidered shirt.

RISE Award Service Excellence Winner

Lorraine Nowakowski and winner Maria Martinez

RISE Awards Service Excellence winner

Dr. Onelia Lage and winner Valeria Raventos

RISE Awards Service Excellence winner

Winner Lisa Riolo (nominated by Dr. Gagani Athauda) and Prof. Georg Petroianu

Extra Mile (3 Winners)

This category was designed to recognize employees that perform above and beyond their regular responsibilities and make significant contributions that positively impact the HWCOM mission. Each winner received a $300 Publix Gift Card, a $300 Target Gift Card, and an HWCOM embroidered shirt.

RISE Award Extra Mile Winner

Sachay Liriano and winner Jonathan Gutierrez

RISE Award Extra Mile Winner

Winner Natasha Lopez with Dr. Nana Garba

RISE Award Extra Mile Winner

Winner Juan Oves, Jr., (nominated by Bailey Roberts), and Jessica Lewis