Cheryl Weston, business manager of the department of epidemiology in the colleges of Public Health and Health Professions and Medicine, is one of just 16 University of Florida employees to receive a 2013 Superior Accomplishment Award at the university level.
The award program recognizes employees who contribute outstanding service, efficiency or economy to the university, or play a role in the quality of life provided to students and employees. Weston received the Jeffrey A. Gabor Employee Recognition Award, which includes a $1,000 check and commemorative plaque. Superior Accomplishment Award winners were recognized at a ceremony held April 18 at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.
Award nominators noted that Weston has taken on several challenges over the past year, including helping a new department chair and new faculty members transition to the department, coordinating the establishment of HealthStreet Gainesville, and planning the department’s move to the new Clinical and Translational Research Building.
“Cheryl has always presented a very positive attitude, effectively bringing keen analytic and creative skills and strong managerial qualities to a wide variety of projects,” a nominator said. “While there are many accomplished individuals at the University of Florida, Cheryl stands apart as she is genuinely helpful and she has the resourcefulness to find solutions to sometimes very challenging problems. She handles her interactions with faculty, staff and students quite ably and is extremely skilled, efficient and responsible.”