Alan Reza is Classified Employee of the Year

Pablo Trinidad, a Cypress College equipment operator, performs at the Classified Staff Appreciation Luncheon, held Friday, April 11, 2014, in the Theater Lobby.

Pablo Trinidad, a Cypress College equipment operator, performs at the Classified Staff Appreciation Luncheon, held Friday, April 11, 2014, in the Theater Lobby.

Alan Reza, a member of the Financial Aid team at Cypress College, was named as the campus’ Classified Staff Employee of the Year. Reza, was described as an “energetic, well-organized professional who has demonstrated superior leadership and problem solving skills.”

Alan Reza

Alan Reza

Students describe Reza as “helpful, caring and friendly.”  The nomination of Reza further read: “I find these comments to be valid and truthful considering his multiple skill sets and positive demeanor. He is a leader in our division and, if given the opportunity to complete a routine or complex task, he will always shine. He is one of the most-sought-after members in our office because of his warm, caring personality and expertise. He is goal-oriented and able to handle multiple tasks while providing outstanding customer service. He is committed to the practice of student affairs and actively seeks training opportunities to advance his knowledge and preparation. He approaches his work with integrity, attention to detail and comprehensiveness. Our campus needs more passionate, innovative and ‘down to-earth’ leaders like him. He embodies the spirit of Cypress College and is well-deserving of this honor.”

In addition to his primary role on campus, Reza has played a key role in facilitating effective outreach and recruitment coordination with feeder high schools.

Nominees for the Classified Staff Employee of the Year Award (not all are pictured) along with Cypress College President Dr. Bob Simpson and Zoro, played by Executive Vice President Santanu Bandyopadhyay. The Classified Staff Appreciation Luncheon was held Friday, April 11, 2014, in the Theater Lobby.

Nominees for the Classified Staff Employee of the Year Award (not all are pictured) along with Cypress College President Dr. Bob Simpson and Zoro, played by Executive Vice President Santanu Bandyopadhyay. The Classified Staff Appreciation Luncheon was held Friday, April 11, 2014, in the Theater Lobby.

Along with Reza, the following employees were nominees for the award:

Stephanie Acosta
Melisa Barrios
Cindy Cao
Lu Cayabyab
Terry Carpenter
Lida Coman
Neil Do
Jennifer Franklin
Brian Gomber
Vanessa Gonzalez
Paul Hamblin
Tracey Heine
Louis Krebs
Rebeca Laveaga
Sharon Lauderback
Maureen Leopold
Anna Novisoff
Kevin Peery
Lili Perez-Stroud
Gail Smead
Dawn Sontag
Kim Tran
Scott Tucker
Manny Verdugo
Jennifer Wheeler

Employees Mark Peterson and his wife, Steve Auger, Pablo Trinidad, and Robert Burson all performed at the luncheon, as did Cypress College President Dr. Bob Simpson (pictured below).

Cypress College President Dr. Bob Simpson plays Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba" at the Fiesta-themed Classified Staff Appreciation Luncheon, held Friday, April 11, 2014, in the Theater Lobby.

Cypress College President Dr. Bob Simpson plays Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” at the Fiesta-themed Classified Staff Appreciation Luncheon, held Friday, April 11, 2014, in the Theater Lobby.