Cameron University staff members selected to receive Pickaxe Award

Cameron University staff members Sean Delcamp and Renee Roach are the recipients of the Spring 2015 semester’s Pickaxe Awards, which recognize full-time Cameron employees whose performance is above and beyond expectations. Delcamp is the Storeroom/Waste coordinator for the Department of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering, and Roach is the Assistant Registrar.  Each received a $500 stipend and a commemorative award.

photo of Pickaxe Award winnersThe Pickaxe Award is presented each semester to recognize full-time employees whose performance exceeds the expectations of their job descriptions. The award recipients have made a contribution and/or commitment that has resulted in a significant difference to Cameron students, visitors, or other employees, or whose commitment to their job responsibilities, department, or the university stands out as a clear example to all other employees. Award recipients must have been employed full-time at least one year at Cameron. Nominations were made by Cameron students, faculty and staff. Recipients were selected by the university’s Executive Council.

Delcamp was recognized for his work ethic, efficiency, ability to work with diverse people and willingness to perform many duties that fall outside of his actual job description. The nominator wrote that “Sean has taken the lead on at least two significant projects in the department over the last three years and contributed significantly to others,” adding that he has been exceptional in organizing the instrumentation storage, working with vendors on any issues, and ensuring that the inventory is accurate. Delcamp also has a key role in implementing a paperless SDS system for storing safety information on all chemicals and which must meet an array of government-imposed regulations.

Roach’s role in the Office of the Registrar puts her in direct contact with students, faculty and staff. One nominator wrote, “She handles each situation with a friendly, caring, helpful attitude and goes above and beyond to help students and faculty.” Roach was cited as an “excellent problem solver” who “sticks with a problem or situation until it is resolved.” Her service outside of Cameron includes participation in OACRAO, the state organization for registrar and admissions officers; she was recently elected President-Elect of the organization. Another nominator said, “Renee is committed to the success of students at Cameron University and she demonstrates that commitment every day in the way she approaches each unique situation.” A third nominator wrote, “She is a very warm and caring person and that is clearly communicated to the students she serves.”

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May 8, 2015

PR# 15-113