Employee of the Quarter

Michael Interrante (left), with Acting Executive Associate Dean Dr. Richard Fredekind.


Michael Interrante - Audio Visual and Computer Support Technician

The current employee of the quarter is Michael Interrante, Audio Visual and Computer Support Technician in the department of Information Technology. Michael is responsible for performing day-to-day AV support (scheduling, end-user training, troubleshooting); set-up and initiation of systems for presentations, lectures, and video conferences; and he also provides support to department projects such as system upgrades and computer management projects. His commitment to the University community, professionalism, outstanding customer service skills and other qualities helped him achieve this recognition.

Quotes from Michael's colleagues:

"Michael's calm demeanor, prompt responses to requests, dependability, and knowledge of the A/V system help faculty use the instructional space more effectively. [He] is consistently prompt, courteous, and respectful...and will patiently walk a user through the use of the system, even after having done so several times!" 

"No matter when or where, Michael is willing to drop what he's doing to help with anything A/V or IT-related. He always follows up to ensure that everything is working and always asks if there's anything else he can do. Michael is very much a welcome addition to the IT Department and the Pacific Dugoni community."


Summer 2015 - Sandy Ow (Grants & Contracts Coordinator, Business Office)
Spring 2015 - Bradd Jenkins (Senior Accountant, Business Office)
Winter 2015 - Laurie Averill (Lead Dental Assistant, Union City Clinic)
Autumn 2014 - Armando Ortega (Human Resources Manager, Human Resources)
Summer 2014 -  Adrian Hernandez (Network Administrator, Information Technology) 
Spring 2014 -  Nancy Bellaci (Administrative Assistant, Academic Affairs)
Winter 2014 — Marco Castellanos (Director, Financial Aid)
Autumn 2013 — Maria Petersen (Administrative Assistant, Pacific Dental Helix Curriculum)
Summer 2013 — Sarah Pugeda (Administrative Assistant, Pacific Dental Helix Curriculum)
Spring 2013 — Vanessa Bricker (Interdisciplinary Manager, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery/Implant Clinic)
Winter 2013 — Maria Sloan (Administrative Assistant, Dental Practice)
Autumn 2012 — Wilbert Presa (Dental X-Ray Technician, Radiology)
Summer 2012 — Dan Soine (Director, Marketing and Communications)
Spring 2012 — Andrew Malimban (Manager, Building Operations)