At Classified Staff Development Day I was honored to announce Brooke Sauter as Saddleback College’s Classified Employee of the Year!
If you’ve been fortunate to work with Brooke, you know how deserving she is of this award, and if you haven’t worked with Brooke, you’ve undoubtedly heard about her excellent work ethic and infectious enthusiasm. Brooke is a senior administrative assistant in the college’s division of counseling services and special programs where she is appreciated and admired for her professionalism, efficiency, skills, and willingness to help in all areas of the college. Brooke’s service is instrumental in our Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) program, where her ability to connect with men and women who have returned from military service helps them ease their stress and anxiety. Brooke also offers her savvy skills to several campus-wide activities including commencement, senior day, and programs in our outreach and student development departments. She is known as a person who gets things done and is sought for her vast knowledge.
To get an idea of just how respected Brooke is, take a look at some of the quotes included in her nomination packet:
“Veterans that I have had a chance to talk with have noted that Brooke is the ‘back bone’ of the VETS Center. She is always attentive, alert, and willing to help any individual in any situation with any problem.”
“Brooke is resourceful, efficient, and willing and able to gather exact information in a timely manner, a trouble shooter, extremely courteous, and easily builds rapport with co-workers and students.”
“With my transition from military to civilian life Brooke has personally assisted me with that transition which in return has made me a better college student.”
“It is not uncommon to see Brooke actually run to answer a phone, allow a veteran to study in her office, or take the time to coach a student through a FAFSA application.”
“She carries herself in a way that makes you feel comfortable approaching her because she is open and willing to provide assistance regardless of how small or large the task is.”
“It is a pleasure to work with Brooke. Her professionalism, sense of humor, willingness to work with others, honesty, and insistence on doing what’s best for all students makes her a natural leader.”
As you can see, Brooke is praised throughout our college for her tremendous service, and that praise is more than well-deserved. Congratulations to Brooke for her outstanding contributions to Saddleback College, students, faculty, and staff. We appreciate all that you do for us!