Employee of the Quarter

Spring 2019

Palomares EOTQ

Melissa Yamanaka - Coordinator, Academic Support Services in Academic Affairs

The current employee of the quarter is Melissa Yamanaka, Coordinator for Academic Support Services. She is responsible for tasks that include coordinating academic courses and student records; maintaining faculty clinic schedules and coverages; and coordinating special projects, student outreach events and community programs. In addition, Melissa is an active member of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and supporter of the student organization SCOPE. Her commitment to the University community, professionalism, outstanding customer service skills and other qualities helped her achieve this recognition. 

Quotes from Melissa's colleagues:

"Melissa has been instrumental in developing and coordinating diversity-related programming
for the SF Campus. Her program ideas are innovative and conversation starters, which have
fostered a climate of humanism and inclusivity at the Dugoni School. Not only are her ideas
and programming contributions vital to our success the past two years, she is a true educator
with a big heart."

"Melissa lives out humanism at its best every day; this is evidenced in her strong student, faculty, and staff relationships across the school...She is reliable, dependable, caring and forthright."

Past Recipients

Winter 2019 — Janelle Palomares (Student Affairs Coordinator, Admissions)
Autumn 2018 — Bob Pullinger (Building Operations Technician)
Summer 2018 — Jen Ojeda (Coordinator, Academic Support Services in Academic Affairs)
Spring 2018 — Fayyaz Ibrahim (Coordinator, Clinical Oral Healthcare)
Winter 2018 — Jennifer McGlothlin (Group Practice Coordinator, Main Clinic)