Celebrating Environmental Services Week: Meet Lavenia Retana

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Lavenia Retana
Each day this week -- which is Environmental Services Week -- we'll get to know one of our campus environmental services workers who keep the medical center clean and running smoothly.

Today we meet:

Name: Lavenia Retana

Title: Environmental Services Worker

Years at UNMC: Nearly one year

Buildings I work at: Harold M. and Beverly Maurer Center for Public Health

Compliments accepted

If you'd like to applaud an EVS worker this week, leave a message in the "Comments" field below. Tell us who you want to thank and what a great job they do.

Favorite thing about UNMC: That everybody is so nice. I like working with my co-worker, Dale -- he's very nice.

Three things you don't know about me:

  • My friend's birthday was last Saturday. There was a lot of dancing and eating at the party.
  • I went to Denver five years ago. The mountains were beautiful, and it was fun. My family and I stayed in a hotel and visited many different places. I'd like to go back there with my family.
  • I love to cook. One of my favorites is salmon mashed potatoes and vegetables. I'm not much of a dessert person, but I love fruit.


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Dewi Ningsih
September 13, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Lavenia you have a very stunning smile :) and for sure I would remember you always when I return home. Thanks my dear friend !!

Chandran Achutan
September 13, 2013 at 10:10 AM

We love having Dale and Lavenia as part of the COPH team. Thank you for putting up with us with grace and humor :-)

Aleta Gaertner
September 13, 2013 at 9:25 AM

We at the College of Public Health are grateful to Lavenia and Dale. They not only provide exceptional service to us, but they do it all with a warm smile and positive attitude. We consider ourselves very lucky to have them as a part of our team. Thank you, Dale and Lavenia!

Laura Bashus
September 13, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Lavenia is a joy to have as part of the College of Public Health team! She is dedicated, reliable and exemplifies a positive spirit in all she does! Thank you Lavenia! :)

Robin Jaeckel
September 13, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Lavenia and Dale literally clean up after us and are always there to help. Both go above and beyond in keeping our building and grounds clean. They are a true asset to UNMC.

Mary Morris
September 13, 2013 at 8:54 AM

Lavenia and Dale are an outstanding team! They are friendly, responsive and always take the initiative to keep the Harold M. and Beverly Maurer Center for Public Health building very clean and very welcoming! Thanks for all your efforts Lavenia and Dale!

Fran Neff
September 13, 2013 at 8:31 AM

Lavenia (and Dale) are the best! Every morning we are greeted with a great big smile and a "good morning", the building always looks wonderful and they take such good care of us all!

Lori Fuller
September 13, 2013 at 7:37 AM

We would like to Applaud Frank who is exceptional! Not only his work is excellent, he is one of the nicest guys around... always happy and positive. We thank him for taking care of all of us! Lori Fuller, Manager, Printing Services - ARS Building lower level!