Tuyen Nguyen Named September Employee of the Month

Posted: August 30, 2010 at 1:03 am, Last Updated: September 7, 2010 at 4:44 pm

By Dave Andrews

Tuyen Nguyen. Creative Services photo

Tuyen Nguyen, senior fiscal technician for Purchasing and Accounts Payable, is September’s Employee of the Month.

The timing of the award could not have been better for Nguyen.

“This is great news, and it comes just after my birthday,” Nguyen says. “I can’t believe it. It’s a great honor to be recognized for the work I do.”

Nguyen began working at Mason shortly after she read about the university in the Washingtonian magazine’s list of Great Places to Work. So far, she’s glad she made the decision to join the university.

“I am very happy to have been working at Mason since November 2005,” she says. “It’s a joy for me to work with Mason students each day, as well as support other university departments in various ways.”

For nearly five years, Nguyen has proven to her Mason colleagues that no matter the size of the task, she’ll always get the job done.

“One day, Tuyen was out sick and there was no one available to complete the check run for Accounts Payable,” says Quyen Le, assistant director for Purchasing and Accounts Payable. “But Tuyen took initiative to complete the check process from home, even though she was very ill and could barely speak.”

Nguyen might be the only one in her office who is surprised by her Employee of the Month recognition.

“I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this recognition than Tuyen,” says Bill Hardiman, director of Purchasing and Accounts Payable. “She’s at the top of the class when it comes to work ethic and dedication. She is truly a valuable asset to the university.”

“Tuyen’s attitude and approach to performing her duties are extremely refreshing,” Hardiman says. “This is especially true in times when others may be struggling to maintain a positive approach to tasks at hand. She is one of the most dedicated individuals I know.”

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