Nooshi Mohebi is December Employee of the Month

Posted: December 2, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

Mehmush Nooshi Mohebi, better known as Nooshi, a program support technician for the Computer Science Department, is the December Employee of the Month. “I actually work as a graduate coordinator,” she says. “I assist our graduate students in their attempts to start their education here, and follow them through their education process until they graduate from George Mason,” she says.

Mohebi was first nominated for Employee of the Month early this year, when she volunteered to work double her normal 20 hours a week for a month when a co-worker was out, “to enable the department to operate at full efficiency,” said her supervisor, Carol Trayers, in her nomination letter. “This is especially important as much of the extra work is dedicated to the admissions applications of students whose decisions might have been delayed or postponed,” she said. “Nooshi normally extends herself beyond her normal duties, and performs her work with diligence and efficiency, and is a vital member of the department,” Trayers said.

Several members of the Computer Science Department’s faculty weighed in with accolades for Mohebi’s work skills and personality. She is helpful and kind, says Zoran Duric, an assistant professor. “Nooshi is well-organized and hard working, and helps make the work of this very busy (graduate admissions) committee seem very easy,” he said.

“Nooshi is smart and resourceful,” says faculty member Martha McJunkin. “She can always be counted on to solve your problem without fuss, and in the shortest time. Besides that, her personality is so engaging that even if you came in feeling harassed and angry, you leave feeling so much better.”

Mohebi says she likes working at George Mason “because I feel like I am part of a team, working toward a mutual goal. Every morning when I come here I feel like I am coming to my second home with my extended family. The friendly atmosphere and people keeps me going.”

Originally employed at George Mason part-time in 1996, Mohebi returned in 1999. She studied English literature and education and earned her bachelor’s degree from George Washington University. Now she has graduate degrees in higher education administration and counseling, and her work experience also includes George Washington University and American University.

“George Mason University is my final destination,” she says. “I would like to advance my career here. Maybe later on I will start taking some courses and get back to being a student again–that is what I enjoy the most.”

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