Yodit Temesgen Named Employee of the Month

Posted: August 1, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Nicholas Zinzer

Yodit Temesgen
Yodit Temesgen
Photo by Evan Cantwell

The University’s Employee of the Month Selection Committee announced that Yodit Temesgen of the Cash Office is Employee of the Month for August.

Yodit Temesgen

Number of Years at Mason: Two

Birthplace: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Current Position: Cashier for the Cash Office

What She Does: Processes student tuition payments, student enrollment deposits, third-party payments, sponsored program payments, financial aid payments and department deposit.

On Developing Friendships at the University: The nature of her position offers ample opportunities for her to interact with Mason’s diverse population of students, parents, faculty and staff. “I also work with a wonderful staff at the Cash Office.”

On Keeping Calm during Stressful Times: “I pray to God to grant me patience, understanding and wisdom.”

Memorable Mason Events That Come to Mind: When Mason made it to the Final Four. “I will always remember such a great school spirit.”

What She Does for Fun: Traveling, reading, listening to music, watching movies, shopping, visiting museums and taking walks.

Memorable Individuals She’s Encountered at the Cash Office: “I will always remember everyone I have worked with at the Cash Office, especially my manager and my supervisor. This award is the result of their encouragement and support.”

What People Say about Her:

“Yodit is a ‘can-do-it’ employee. She is so organized that everything that is assigned to her is perfectly done and on time. She treats all her customers very professionally and shows eagerness to help them at all times. She is really an asset to the Cash Office and to Mason.”

~Larry Atienza, manager, Cash Office

“Every day Yodit goes above and beyond as a George Mason employee. Her genuine friendliness shows in her excellent customer service and her professionalism shows in the handling our financial matters.”

~Laura Callahan, Mason Money manager and card services coordinator, All University Card services

“Yodit is always a pleasure to deal with. She has the ability to acknowledge her customers personally while maintaining a professional demeanor. Customer service is her strong suit.”

~Bryan J. Grohnke, office services supervisor, Print Services

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