An EVS appreciation contest

Let's have a little contest in recognition of this week as National Healthcare Environmental Services Week.

Comment on this story with the full name of your favorite medical center EVS worker along with a few words about how great he or she is.

The EVS worker who generates the most comments -- or "votes" -- gets a $30 gift card to Crave in Midtown Crossing.

You can vote:

  • For more than one EVS worker; but
  • Only once for each EVS worker.

The "polls" close today at 5 p.m.


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Anthony Baumgardner EVS super
September 18, 2020 at 1:06 PM

This is a EVS CREED that i wrote for my company, my crew agreed with it so here it is.Iam an american health care worker. Iam a member of a team.I serve the people of this community. I will always place my residents first.I will never abandon my residents in crisis.I will never stop protecting my residents. we will always keep the area clean. EVS WORKERS GAHC

Xing Zhao
September 17, 2015 at 11:50 AM

Lisa Lantz is the best and my favorite. She always does a wonderful job.

Jacob Contreras
September 17, 2015 at 11:31 AM

Lisa Lantz is a phenomenal person who goes above and beyond in keeping the ESH building looking good. She is a positive person who not only does her job well but brings joy into our workday! We appreciate Lisa Lantz!

Ying Yan
September 17, 2015 at 11:19 AM

Lisa Lantz has been doing a wonderful job to keep all labs at the Eppley Science Hall 9th floor clean and well-organized. We greatly appreciate her service here!

September 11, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Zonia Nazaruk oobviously cares about offering a clean environment for all of us. I vote for her!

September 11, 2012 at 9:02 AM

Rita - I too, did not see this until today. Greg, Larry and Tonya in SWH - they are the best and always working hard! Appreciate your work.

September 11, 2012 at 8:38 AM

I'm sorry that I didn't see this yesterday, but still wanted to say that Craig Lainson & Zonia Nazaruk always go above and beyond for us, and we appreciate all they do!

Diane Strnad
September 11, 2012 at 8:19 AM

My vote is for Hope Cutler. Hope does a great job with cleaning in the Sorrell Center and always very plesant!

Bill O'Neill
September 11, 2012 at 5:58 AM

Craig and Zonia, of course!

Deb Romberger
September 10, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Kudos to Betty Bonaparte for her work in the MSB 5th floor. She does great work and so friendly and interested in others.

Mary Wettengel
September 10, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Joel from the Peds Clinic is awesome!!

Pat O'Neil
September 10, 2012 at 4:50 PM

I vote for Linda Flowers - a woman who does a great job keeping the 5th floor of Bennett Hall sparkling, and who always has a smile and a kind word. Her positive and up beat attitude always bring a smile to my face. She genuinely cares about her job, and the people she works with and I'm very glad she works with me.

Chuck Brown
September 10, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Craig Lainson and Zonia Nazaruk rule!

Elvira Howard
September 10, 2012 at 4:48 PM

My vote is for Tami Ballenger. She is truly one of the best cleaning people we have ever had. Not only does she clean exceptionally well but she does it with a smile. We have not been in our new building long but we all recognized what a great service she provides daily. She became a part of our CCE family immediately and we all appreciate all she does. THANK YOU TAMI!!!!

Lynne Roh
September 10, 2012 at 4:43 PM

I vote for Betty Bonaparte. Betty is a vital part of our Internal Medicine team. She is a very hard worker and always has a cheerful demeanor. She does a great job and is consistent in her attention to detail. Betty is very professional and knows how to be a team player. I appreciate the wonderful job she does day after day. Thanks Betty! Lynne Roh

LaDean Gibbs
September 10, 2012 at 4:17 PM

I vote for Betty Bonaparte. She is our very thorough cleaning lady. She always has a friendly happy greeting every single time she sees you. She takes her work seriously and goes above and beyond to make sure everything is nice and clean. She is very professional and has that sweet smile which makes her a pleasure to have around. LaDean Gibbs

Sonja Cox
September 10, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Hope Cutler gets my vote. She always say hello and does a great job!

Wattana Barrett
September 10, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Kauka is such a wonderful worker who is always willing to help out anyone. Kauka has provided an out standing service to our department. Thank you Kauka

Nicki Simmons
September 10, 2012 at 4:10 PM

What an awesome idea! Look at all the comments. We have great EVS here! My vote is for Linda Flowers and Bob Wachter! Very hard workers. We appreciate all they do. Always have smiles on their faces and ready to do whatever we need. Thanks for all your hard work!

Steph Staehr
September 10, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Betty Bonaparte is always the first person to say "hi" to me in the morning and "have a great day" when she leaves. She takes pride in her work and it shows. She always has a positive attitude no matter what, and she definitely deserves to be recognized for her hard work and dedication to the 5th floor and to everyone that works up here.

Paul G Tomich
September 10, 2012 at 4:09 PM

My vote is for Tomas Dizcaya-Landaverde. He takes great pride in his work, does and excellent job and ALWAYS has a smile and a kind word as well as he is working in our area>

Alex Mohr
September 10, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Kouka is an excellent worker. Everything is always done in a timely manner and with care. He makes sure our area always looks great and that is sometimes a challenge as we can be a bit messy. :) I think he should definiitely win!

Elizabeth Revers
September 10, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Kouka sure melt my heart whenever I had lousey morning he used to cheerful that make me forget what it was lousey morning..He is very outstand for his work at DRC 1 at comparative mediciane. He is the one of best I have ever had! SMILE Kouka!!!

Roger White
September 10, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Roger White Lisa Lantz and Bob Brandt Lisa and Bob Always willing to do the extra work as Is needed.

September 10, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Kouka is the best for Comparative Medicine

Don Coyne
September 10, 2012 at 3:41 PM

My vote is for Betty Bonaparte , who takes care of the MSB 5th floor. She cares for our floor as if it was her own home and we were her family. (Which we are) No matter the workload, Betty is always upbeat and more concerned about others than herself .

yanhua yang
September 10, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Kouka does a great job!

Morgan Morton
September 10, 2012 at 3:39 PM


Gloria Chavez
September 10, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Kouka does a great job for us in Comparative Medicine!

September 10, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Tomas Vizcaya-Landaverde does an exceptional job! He is always courteous and always has a positive attitude.

Patti Nowicki
September 10, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Kouka does an outstanding job in the Comparative Medicine Department. I've worked in a few buildings on the UNMC campus and he by far does the very best job. Kouka is always very friendly and curtious. I feel he goes above and beyond what is required of him and he is considered by all of us, another member of our group here in CM!

John Lof
September 10, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Bob Brandt and Lisa Lantz do a great job for us on ESH5! We appreciate it very much.

Brenda Ram
September 10, 2012 at 3:06 PM

As an UNMC CCE employee, I really appreciate Tami's excellent service and personal care she provides to each of us in keeping our area tidy and well kept. Thanks Tami!

September 10, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Kouka does a great job and is alway very friendly.

Kim Minino
September 10, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Criag Lainson he takes great pride in the job he does and it shows.

Tricia Rump
September 10, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Kouka works in our area of Comparative Medicine in DRC II. All the managers just love him and he does such an outstanding job. He is always friendly and has the office cleaned well before we all come in to the office so he doesn't disrupt our work.

September 10, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Tami Ballenger is very friendly. She always has a smile on her face and is always willing to go the extra mile.

September 10, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Lisa Lantz is always friendly and cheers you up at morning time! Youri

Jun Ikari
September 10, 2012 at 2:03 PM

I want to nominate Rose Milan.She makes us happy not only for her great job but also her kindness.

John Navis
September 10, 2012 at 1:54 PM

My vote is for Tami Ballenger. Tami does an incredible job cleaning our department and is also cheerful and freindly.

Coeta hampton
September 10, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Tomas Dizcaya-Landaverde is an environmental employeed in the MSB building. He is the most friendly, respectful environmental sevice person I've met in the 5 years of me being employed here. He always has a smile and speaks. His presence uplifts my spirit. He does an oustanding job in his performance and goes above and beyond his call of duty without anyone having to ask him. He is the EVS worker of the year.

Renee Crosby
September 10, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Betty Bonaparte does a wonderful job on the 5th floor of MSB.

john navis
September 10, 2012 at 1:43 PM

My vote is for Tami Ballenger. She does an incredible job cleaning our department and is always friendly

September 10, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Linda Flowers and Bob Wachter in Bennett Hall. They are always willing to help and very friendly.

Marlese Grant
September 10, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Clyde (Bubba) Roberts and Dale Dingus at the CoPH do an amazing job. They keep everything looking beautiful.

Jen Rounds
September 10, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Gregory in Swanson does a great job and is always very friendly. I actually feel we are fortunate here that all of the EVS workers I have encountered here are friendly and do a great job!

Karla Mace
September 10, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Betty Bonaparte is by far the best!!

Carla Gaul
September 10, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Sherry Lindsey works hard to keep Lied 8 looking good. We very much appreciate her!!!

Pamela Montgomery
September 10, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Craig not sure of his last name also get a vote from me. We love how you keep the bathrooms beautiful.

September 10, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Lisa Lantz, Bob Brandt, Jerry Chaney!

September 10, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Zonia Nazaruk in the 4230 building you Rock! Have a great week

September 10, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Tomas Vizcaya-Landaverde. 4th Floor MSB

Jean Thierfelder
September 10, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Betty Bonaparte know all of our names and works tirelessly to take care of us on the 5th floor. She birghtens my day! Jean T

Kristina Bailey
September 10, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Rose Milan in the DRCII is the BEST!!!

September 10, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Tami Ballenger is the best! She comes to work with a great smile on her face, always. And she does her best to keep us clean! She is my favorite EVS person.

September 10, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Lisa Lantz, Bob Brandt and Jerry Chaney do a great job with ESH. Thanks so much for your hard work.

Maureen Fitzgerald
September 10, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Tami Ballenger - she's the sunshine in my morning! I look forward to her stop. Every day, she comes in, quietly does her work with a smile, and is always ready with something sweet, kind or funny to say; encouragement if you need that. Hands down, Tami is a bright spot in the day, even as she keeps our space spic and span clean.

September 10, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Clyde (Bubba) Roberts and Dale Dingus are always friendly and helpful.

Amanda Lind
September 10, 2012 at 12:47 PM

My vote is for Clyde (Bubba) Roberts & Dale Dingus! They do a fantastic job & are both very kind!

Shunichiro Iwasawa
September 10, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Rose Milan is the best EVS worker!! She is always kind, cheerful and works hard to make us happy!!

Maureen W. Gatere
September 10, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Tami Ballenger is great! She is pleasant, polite and does a FANTASTIC job!!

Becky Ramsey
September 10, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Tami Ballenger rocks! She is always friendly and up for a quick chat, and she's a super hardworker and lightning fast. She gets my vote for coolest EVS worker!

September 10, 2012 at 12:26 PM

My Vote is for Lisa Lantz. She is always cheerful and remembers the days when we have heavy recycle days due to meetings. We have had a new employee and Lisa L. cleaned the office for two areas of different moves. Dust is not a problem in my area. Great job LISA!

Yoko Gunji
September 10, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Rose Milan at DRC Ⅱ, first floor!!! She is a very nice person!!! :)

Diana F.
September 10, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Tami Ballenger at Annex 14 is the best. She is always so very friendly, caring, and does a perfect job of taking care of our offices. She anticipates ahead for issues that may need to be taken care of. We are fortunate to have her caring for Annex 14.

Tom O'Connor
September 10, 2012 at 12:15 PM

We are fortunate to have Zonia Nazaruk take care of us in Public Relations. She is as nice a person as you will ever meet. I look forward to seeing her friendly face every day!

September 10, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Lisa Lantz Bob Brandt

Janet Rogers
September 10, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Tami Ballenger is a GREAT EVS worker...the best! Always pleasant in the morning and gracious! She always checks in with me to see if I have any "special requests". Tami has a great rapport with the CityMatCH staff and takes good care of all of us!

September 10, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Jerry Chaney keeps the floors looking great in ESH!! J

September 10, 2012 at 11:54 AM


Kim Ager
September 10, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Linda and Bob from Bennett Hall do a FANTASTIC job and are always cheerful and friendly! We could not ask for a better team.

David Mercer
September 10, 2012 at 11:44 AM

TOMAS VIZCAYA-LANDAVERDE - Tomas probably deserves about 10X the amount he may get. I'm not sure I've ever met anyone who works as hard and takes such obvious pride in a job well done.

Anna Maroon
September 10, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Tami Ballenger is THE BEST! She is hardworking and takes pride in what she does. She is AWESOME!

Martin Liu
September 10, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Rose Milan at DRC II, first floor!

September 10, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Clyde "Bubba" Roberts and Dale Dingus are great. Always ready to help and quick with a smile and hello.

Jeannie Ketelsen
September 10, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Tomas Vizcaya-Landaverde is a very dedicated hard worker. He has a pleasent smile all day every day and he has the 4th Floor MSB the cleanest in the the hospital.

Bill Chaney
September 10, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Lisa Lantz Bob Brandt Good workers, helpful and friendly.

theresa hubenka
September 10, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Tomas -Vizacaya-Landaverde is the best EVS worker we've had.

September 10, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Lisa Lantz. Thanks for all you do.

Ed Ezell
September 10, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Bob Brandt gets my vote for top EVS person. Always friendly and helpful with waste and recycle.

Randy Leister
September 10, 2012 at 11:15 AM

My vote is for Mary Walls. She does an outstanding job and I sure hope we keep her in the Emergency Medicine Department for a long time.

September 10, 2012 at 11:15 AM

TOMAS VIZCAYA-LANDAVERDE He is very friendly, always has a smile, and very meticulous in his job duties.

September 10, 2012 at 11:14 AM

I enthusiastically vote for Clyde (Bubba) Roberts and Dale Dingus. They do a fantastic, not to mention methodical, job of keeping the Maurer Center for Public Health beautiful and clean. They are highly-valued members of our COPH family!

September 10, 2012 at 11:10 AM


Barb Switzer
September 10, 2012 at 11:09 AM

My vote is for Linda Osborn, who not only keeps the DRCII 8th floor in good shape, but also has responsibilities throughout both DRC buildings. She is always considerate of our time and workspace, and keeps a good sense of humor about work, while being very responsible. Thanks, Linda, for doing such a good job!

Pam Ehmke
September 10, 2012 at 11:09 AM

My vote is for Clyde (Bubba) Roberts and Dale Dingus at the CoPH.

Ed Rau
September 10, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Lisa Lantz, Bob Brandt and Jerry Chaney get my vote for the work they do in maintaining cleanliness in the ESH building.

September 10, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Clyde "Bubba" Roberts and Dale Dingus are absolutely terrific. We in teh College of Public Health are fortunate to have them as colleagues!

Irma Sanchez
September 10, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Betty Bonaparte always makes my day with her enthusiasm! She is diligent in every aspect of her work with never a complaint. It is a joy to see her smile every morning, she teaches us all to be grateful even for the little things in life.

Stephen Rennard
September 10, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Rose Milan is wonderful. Dedicated, pleasant and personable.

Hali Sedlak
September 10, 2012 at 11:04 AM

My vote is for Sang Schweer in ADC :)

Eleanor Rogan
September 10, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Dale Dingus keeps the College of Public Health looking great and he is always pleasant and responsive to any requests.

Pam Smith
September 10, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Tomas Vizcaya-Landaverde. Best worker on this floor. Goes way above and beyond.

Beckie McCaw
September 10, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Clyde (Bubba) Roberts and Dale Dingus do a fantastic job at the College of Public Health.

Steve Schreiner
September 10, 2012 at 10:57 AM

UNeMed works not only with University employees, but also has visitor from around the United States and the World at large, and the cleanliness and appearance or our facilities in Annex 14 are a great asset to creating a positive opportunity to promote UNMC technologies. Tami Ballenger is a critical part in allowing all of us at UNeMed to focus on what we do, and know that we can invite anyone to our office with confidence that the office space will be clean and inviting for all of our guests.

Glennys Hirsh
September 10, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Betty Bonaparte is fantastic! Betty is tidy & efficient. She does a super job with getting our area clean before anyone ever shows up in their office. Most importantly, when Betty is on vacation....I can tell. Areas are not nearly as tidy.

September 10, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Lisa Lantz - she does excellent job in ESH and is appreciated by all, and particularly by the residents of the10th floor

Sue Drammeh
September 10, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Tami Ballenger - best EVS employee ever! And, she is a nice person, too. Ever happy and optimistic.

Mindy Ware
September 10, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Tami Ballenger is the BEST!! She is always very friendly and goes above and beyond her job to make sure we have what we need. We have had other people fill in for her when she was out on maternity leave and we certainly realized how much we valued her when she was gone. No one else can ever really measure up to the wonderful job that she does!!!!

September 10, 2012 at 10:51 AM

My vote is for Tami Ballenger. Running into such a nice person in the morning who is always smiling while working hard puts some positivity into me for the day. Thank you.

Tracy Krasser
September 10, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Never have I met someone who takes as much pride in his work as Tomas Vizcaya-Landaverde. We are very lucky to have him.

Lucie Case
September 10, 2012 at 10:47 AM

My vote is for Tomas Vizcaya-Landaverde. He works on the fourth floor of MSB and is amazing! He is always working so hard. He cleans things no one else has ever cleaned (like the inside of the microwave, the top of the cupboards in our kitchen, the drinking fountain, to name a few). He is so pleasant too! Everyone in our department loves him and appreciates all of his extra hard work!

September 10, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Lisa Lantz has my vote!

Elaine Litton
September 10, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Betty Bonaparte is the best. She is always pleasant and does a great job.

Susan Nelson
September 10, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Tomas Vizcaya-Landaverde is AWESOME! He is an asset to our team.

September 10, 2012 at 10:42 AM

My vote is for Tomas Vizcaya-Landaverde. He is the kindest, hardest working employee and has a smile for everyone. Our floor has NEVER looked this amazing. It could pass any white glove test. He is greatly appreciated!!!

September 10, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Tomas Vizcaya-Landaverde

September 10, 2012 at 10:39 AM

TOMAS VIZCAYA-LANDAVERDE He is always polite and takes his work very seriously.

Lisa H
September 10, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Lisa Lantz, Bob Brandt, and Jerry Chaney receive my votes. Jobs well done with a smile and friendliness unmatched! Bathrooms are spic & span! Floors shine! Trash handled. Thank you three for making sure we have a healthy environment to work in every day in the Eppley Science Hall!

September 10, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Lisa Lantz does a great job in ESH. She makes sure everything is always clean and does her best to get researchers in the building anything they need to make their jobs easier.

Lisa Runco
September 10, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Betty Bonaparte has worked on 5th floor of the Medical Services Building, helping to keep the Internal Medicine office spaces presentable for years. She takes such good care of us, I don't know what we would do without Betty. She tries to get everything done so that when people start arriving for work at 7:00 a.m., she is already out of the area. She is very dependable and a delight, very much a part of the Medicine "family".

Kary Gerard
September 10, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Tomas Vizcaya-Landaverde, he does an awesome job!! Goes above and beyond!

September 10, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Samg Schweer is an excellent employee-very thorough worker and very friendly. She will do her utmost to do the best job and very willing to do extra. UNMC benefits from her being an employee.

Heeyoung Wang
September 10, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Mary Walls is da bomb!!!

Monica Kimbrough
September 10, 2012 at 10:30 AM

TOMAS VIZCAYA-LANDAVRDE is the EVS worker for our offices on the 4th floor and He is very nice and he keep this place cleen and looking good. Always speak in passing and very helpful to us. HE DOES GREAT WORK AND ALWAYS WITH A SMILE!!

alan langnas
September 10, 2012 at 10:25 AM

TOMAS VIZCAYA-LANDAVERDE great guy! fabulous worker

Angie Livingston
September 10, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Tomas Vizcaya-Landaverde!

Dianna Flores
September 10, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Betty Bonaparte is the EVS worker for our offices. She always has a "can-do attitude" and a smile on her face. Her constant efforts here are very much appreciated!

September 10, 2012 at 10:20 AM

TOMAS VIZCAYA-LANDAVERDE, he goes above and beyond EVERY day!! He is the best we have ever had and you know when he is gone!

Jayme Nekuda
September 10, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Sang (Administration Bldg) is the BEST! She keeps our floor spotless, if efficient while still being friendly. Sang goes above and beyond to keep our work areas clean (in dumping trash, vacuuming, etc) along with keeping the bathrooms spotless! Thanks Sang!

Alicia Delgado
September 10, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Tomas Vizcaya-Landaverde. He is wonderful at what he does. He is always friendly and does a wonderful job keeping our area together. He is the Best!!!!

Mary Morris
September 10, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Bubba Roberts and Dale Dingus are a great team! They keep MCPH in excellent condition-- clean, tidy and always welcoming! They are both cheerful and friendly and willing to go above and beyond. They anticipate what is needed and get the job done right! Thanks Bubba and Dale!!

debra vonseggern
September 10, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Tami Ballenger is an amazing person! Every morning we are greeted with generosity and a smile. She is a part of our team here at continuing education. I conduct the AHA courses and she cleans & disinfects my classroom every day. Our office buzzes with compliments about her daily. She puts a little "sunshine" in my day!

Fran Neff
September 10, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Clyde (Bubba) Roberts and Dale Dingus are the best! They keep the College of Public Health picture perfect every day. We are so thankful to have Bubba and Dale on our team!

September 10, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Sang Schweer, Admin Ctr Bldg 40th Dewey Sang does a AWESOME job for our Bldg

Selaba Travis
September 10, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Betty Bonaparte, EVS worker on 5th floor of MSB, is another great employee. She does a wonderful job of taking care of our basic needs, as well as assisting with any issues that come up out of the ordinary. And, she does it all cheerfully and with a sense of pride in the way she desires to help everyone - as a member of the team.

Maha Farid
September 10, 2012 at 10:08 AM

I will definitely vote for Rose our EVS in DRC 2 first floor. She is a super nice lady who always had a smile on her face. She is very hardworking and does an amazing job keeping our floor clean and neat.

Rita Laire
September 10, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Betty Bonaparte gets my vote. She is devoted, dependable, meticulous and conscientious! In addition, she is a joy to have working with us.

Corrigan McBride, MD
September 10, 2012 at 10:02 AM

TOMAS VIZCAYA-LANDAVERDE is the EVS worker for my academic office and the surronding area. He is always very nice and friendly and has a smile. He does an amazing job keeping the environment clean and organized. He works very hard and I am very impressed with his dedication.

September 10, 2012 at 10:00 AM


Diane Brown
September 10, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Craig Lainson and Zonia Nazaruk are the Dream Team of EVS...and we in the 4230 Building know it. They are outstanding performers and people. Diane Brown, ITS

Martin Bast
September 10, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Zonia Nazaruk is my nominee! She possesses a well-balanced combination of qualities that makes our floor more than just clean and tidy. Thoughtful, cheerful, diligent, willing, efficient are just some of her character traits that come to mind.

September 10, 2012 at 9:41 AM

I would like to see Tomas Vizcaya-Landaverde recognized for his dedication to his work. You can tell that he loves his job. He goes above and beyond what he needs to do on this floor and we all appreciate it very much. Thank You Tomas!

Sue Cramer
September 10, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Tomas Vizcaya-Landaverde is truly awesome. Our section has never looked better. He is always doing some type of cleaning all day long. His friendly smile and gracious attitude, along with his strong work ethic, makes him a truly valued employee. Tomas deserves to be recognized!!

Jackie Farley
September 10, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Tami Ballenger is fantastic. The office is always clean. She is very pleasant and extremely efficient.

April R
September 10, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Tomas Vizcaya-Landaverde!! No questions asked. Thomas is an amazing hard worker on 4th floor MSB. Every morning Tomas greets everyone with a smile and a friendly Hello!! Tomas is a hard worker and is never caught relaxing on the job. Always goes above and beyond!! No doubt about it...Tomas is a WINNER! We are very lucky to have him with our team!! Thank you Tomas for all your hard work and dedication.

Kim Minino
September 10, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Zonia Nazaruk - She does a great job and always has a smile and kind word.

September 10, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Kayla Cokes greets everyone in our department and completes her daily tasks with pride. She is a rock star!

Teresa Ingraham
September 10, 2012 at 9:24 AM

I would like to take the opportunity to nominate Tomas Vizcaya-Landaverde, who currently works on the 4th floor of MSB. Tomas is an extremely hard worker, always pleasant with a greeting, and goes above and beyond required services. I would also like to recognize the efforts of other individuals within the EVS department that we should be glad to have in our service. Supervisor, Gregory Anthony, and employee Larrry Davis. We do not recognize these individuals enough for their outstanding service to the University.

Janice Golka
September 10, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Tomas Vizcaya-Landaverde: Hands down, Tomas is the BEST EVS employee ever, but more importantly he is a WONDERFUL human being. The 4th floor of MSB has never looked better since Tomas took over! He always has a smile on his face and a kind word to share. He is always busy dong something! When I am having a bad day, Tomas' smile always makes me feel better. No doubt about it...Tomas is a WINNER!

Evelyn Grixby
September 10, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Sang EVS worker in the Adm Ctr Bldg-40th & Dewey does excellent work, always cheerful and does a wonderful job in keeping our building clean and tidy. Thanks Sang for all that you do!

Sue Pope
September 10, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Hope Cutler is wonderful!!! Friendly and very, very efficient! Great personaltiy and never fails to say hello to you and ask you how you are! My vote is for Hope Cutler!

Sarah Branco
September 10, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Tomas Vizcaya-Landaverde is the best! He is an excellent worker and always has a smile on his face!

Anna Kunkel
September 10, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Cynthia Bland is one amazing lady. 2 years ago she helped save a professor's life by getting him to the emergency room. If she had not stepped up, the University would have lost a talented educator and scientist.

September 10, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Tomas Vizcaya-Landaverde! He is an amazing person and very kind! Gracias Tomas!

Comment Guy
September 10, 2012 at 9:09 AM


Kris Severe
September 10, 2012 at 9:08 AM

TOMAS VIZCAYA-LANDAVERDE, He does an awesome job for us!!

Ron Bechdolt
September 10, 2012 at 9:07 AM

I'd like to nominate Hope here in the Sorrell building. Her attention to detail and her willingness to drop what she is doing to help us in a pinch makes her a true choice for such recognition. Thanks Hope! Unfortunately for the size of our building there is very few staff here to nominate her, so her chances of any award are very slim.

Lori Clapper
September 10, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Hope Cutler! She is the bomb! She works hard to keep our building looking nice. I never see her standing idol. She's always dusting, sweeping, cleaning. And she has a great personality and always makes it a point to ask how your day is.

September 10, 2012 at 9:05 AM

Tanya in Swanson! She's THE best, EVER!

Debbie Vierregger
September 10, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Tomas does and excellent job and is always so cheerful! Keep up the good work Tomas and Thank you!

September 10, 2012 at 9:00 AM

I am voting for Kayla Cokes. I really appreciate all of the hard work she does keeping our area in order. She is a great person to have on the team.

Christina Sailors
September 10, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Tomas Vizcaya-Landaverde

Sharon Secora
September 10, 2012 at 8:58 AM

My vote is for Hope Cutler. Hope works in the Sorrell building. She always has a smile on her face and greets you with a friendly "Good Morning". She's goes out of her way to make sure the building "sparkles". Takes great pride in her work! How nice that you are recognizing the EVS workers.

Laura Bashus
September 10, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Clyde (Bubba) Roberts and Dale Dingus are both fantastic! The College of Public Health is blessed to have Bubba and Dale on our team!

Deborah Andersen
September 10, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Tomas Vizcaya-Landaverde is the hardest working EVS employee ever! He is always busy and takes great care of all of us. He always says hello and works with a smile. I recently saw him in radiology cleaning the resident lounge........still smiling and working hard. Thanks for everything you do Tomas!

Heather Nutsch
September 10, 2012 at 8:54 AM

I want to vote for Zonia. She is always wearing a smile and passes along a few kind words. We appreciate her hard work with the daily cleaning and extra attention to the things that sometimes are overlooked. Keep up the good work Zonia!

Pam Nielsen
September 10, 2012 at 8:54 AM

Thomas Vizcaya-Landaverde does an exceptional job. He always has a smile on his face while doing his job.

Kim Songster
September 10, 2012 at 8:54 AM

Tomas Vizcaya-Landaverde is such a great help here to us on the 4th floor of MSB. He takes his job above and beyond every day and takes pride in what he does! He is definitely deserving of this award!

September 10, 2012 at 8:53 AM


Sherry Cherek
September 10, 2012 at 8:53 AM

A big yes vote goes to Clyde "Bubba" Roberts in the MCPH building. He genuinely cares about keeping the new building spotless, willingly helps with last minute requests and we love having him part of the CoPH family.

Karen carlson
September 10, 2012 at 8:52 AM


Jenelle Pomicter
September 10, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Clyde or 'Bubba' in the College of Public Health is the best. He always has a smile on his face in the early mornings and a great sense of humor. He is a joy to see when I arrive in the mornings.

Carl V. Smith, MD
September 10, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Tomas Vizcaya-Landaverde has been the best EVS employee we have had on the 4th floor of the MSB. His work is thorough and he does it cheerfully. Thanks, Tomas for a superb job!

September 10, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Kayla's awesome, friendly and consistent. Go Kayla!! :)

Judy Huey
September 10, 2012 at 8:49 AM

I would like to comment on Craig Lainson who is also a very dedicated worker at the 4230 Bldg. We are happy to have Craig who doesn't mind going the extra mile. Thank you for keeping our building spotless! Kudos!

Darcy Brougham
September 10, 2012 at 8:47 AM

We could not ask for a better EVS worker than Tomas Vizcaya-Landaverde. He does nothing but the best job and his work shows! He exemplies hard work and dedication to his job!

Kim Laursen
September 10, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Zonia in BSC (4230 bldg) is probably the hardest working and most pleasant EVS worker I know!

Judy Huey
September 10, 2012 at 8:43 AM

We love Zonia Nazaruk on our floor at the 4230 Bldg! She's a hard worker and always, always have a great attitude each and every morning. We are so fortunate to have her clean for us and we really appreciate all her wonderful cleaning that she does. Always with a smile! She's the best!

Dorothy/Dot Northwall, Faculty Development
September 10, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Tami Ballenger exemplifies the standard we should all follow, no matter what our position. She is hard working, has a cheerful and helpful demeanor, and is overall an outstanding EVS worker. You can tell that she has that kind of an attitude no matter where she is or what her work would be. Thank you, Tami!

Lisa Spellman
September 10, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Zonia is AWESOME! Smiling, happy, helpful. She brightens my day!

Lois Colburn
September 10, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Tami Ballenger at Annex 14 is by far the best EVS the Center for Continuing Education has had. She takes care of us like we're family!

Cheri Langill
September 10, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Love Joyce Pugh! She is dedicated to doing a great job and does just that! The Center for Healthy Living is a sparkling example of her hard work.

Sheryl Brietzke
September 10, 2012 at 8:39 AM

Zonia Nazaruk - Zonia is not only bubbly, friendly, and makes my day everyday, she is a very conscientious worker, making sure everything is done and in order. Its a pleasure to have her working here at UNMC.

Roxanne Wynne
September 10, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Kayla Cokes

September 10, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Kayla Cokes...Kayla does an excellent Job in UNMC Physicians offices. She will go out of her way to make sure your needs are taken care of in a timely manner

Linda Love, Faculty Development
September 10, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Tami Ballenger is AWESOME! Not only is she a hard worker, her work RESULT is excellent! Her helpful and cheerful disposition adds even more to her value, and we really consider her an important part of our team in Annex 14.

marlene haske
September 10, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Joyce Pugh is my favorite EVS worker! She is so consistant and thorough and ever so thoughtful. She keeps our workspace super clean and we are VERY thankful for her!!!!

September 10, 2012 at 8:32 AM

Our EVS person, Zonia (like Cher she has no last name), is great. She works hard to make sure our common areas and work areas are tidy. She is always friendly and willing to work around us as needed. She never complains if we ask her to do a little extra.

Lisa Bally
September 10, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Tamil Ballenger here at Annex 14 is absolutely the best EVS worker I have come across. We already consider her to be one of our "family."

Yvette Holly
September 10, 2012 at 8:21 AM

I would like to recognize Criag Lainson. Craig does a terrific job and always has a smile and a friendly, upbeat attitude.

Lisa Allen
September 10, 2012 at 8:17 AM

I don't know their last names but Larry and Greg who work in Swanson Hall are the best!

September 10, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Tomas Vizcaya-Landaverde! He takes care of all of us on MSB 4th floor and is truly amazing! He is kind, friendly and goes out of his way to clean areas that he shouldn't have to.

consensation WCa8Su
September 10, 2012 at 8:02 AM

I would like to recommend Gregory. Gregory has worked in my building for over ten years. Besides the every day long list of duties that he must complete, there are those special occasions that I have asked that he go above and beyond. This includes when we have special guests coming through our section and we need our area to shine both academically and cleanliness. I so appreciate everything that he does. Thank you for giving me this opportunity. Carla M. Pospisal (SWH 4023)

LaKeya Timberlake
September 10, 2012 at 8:01 AM

Darrell(who works in CON) is always very helpful, has a smile on his face & eager to help. He's a awesome people person who has been a great replacement for Ace when he retired. I think they could not have picked a better person. He's always here on time & ready to help when & where ever needed. Thanks Darrell for all of your hard work here at CON. Keya

Eileen Andersen
September 10, 2012 at 7:39 AM

We have a great EVS team in ITS -- Zonia Nazaruk & Craig Lainson. They both work hard to keep our area sparkling clean. Eileen Andersen ITS

Julie Maloney
September 10, 2012 at 7:37 AM

Lisa Lantz is absolutely the best. Not only does she keep my office spotless, but she goes the extra mile on a daily basis. She even brought my plant back to life ... I was ready to throw it away, since I don't have a place to get water for it. She found a place and helped me deep water it. It is now doing great. Her sunny disposition is always welcome. Great job, Lisa! --- Julie Maloney

Carin Borg
September 10, 2012 at 7:30 AM

TOMAS VIZCAYA-LANDAVERDE - Tomas is fantastic!! He takes care of us on the MSB 4th floor like no one ever has. And always with a smile!

Jessica Brummer
September 10, 2012 at 7:29 AM

Public Relations loves Zonia!!! She is a super hard worker and brings a smile to work every day.

Flatbush Pacogi
September 10, 2012 at 7:23 AM

Tomas Vizcaya-Landeverde: Tomas is an employee who is diligent in his duties; you never need to point anything out to him that needs done because he has already done it. Any time we ask anything extra of Tomas he is there with helpful willing hands with a smile on his face. He is an asset to the department of EVS, and would be missed by everyone on the 4th floor of MSB building. Thank you : Vickey Cordoba 9-6730

Valerie Gunderson
September 10, 2012 at 7:21 AM

THE BEST EVS EMPLOYEE EVER...is Tami Ballenger. She consistently goes above and beyond to make sure we have everything we need, as well as anticipating what we need. Even though it wasn't her job, she even stopped by the other day to tell me that she noticed our buildings elevator was being worked on so it would be down for a while. THANK YOU TAMI for "everything" you do for us here at UNeMed! Val Gunderson, Office Manager

jean balsano
September 10, 2012 at 6:54 AM

LaTanya who works here in Swanson Hall always has a GREAT attitude, a smile and a ready "hello". She is helpful with any special needs residents of Swanson Hall may have at anytime. She is appreciated among SWH residents and recognition of her service is deserving...

Steve Dixon
September 10, 2012 at 6:50 AM

My vote is for Guy "Kuka" Ouedrago. Kuka is very professional, he performs all of his work in a very timely manner and he pays such attention to detail. Additionally, he is an "all-around good Guy." We have been so fortunate to have Kuka assigned to our department here in the Durham Research Centers. Thanks so much Kuka. Steve Dixon, Director, Comparative Medicine, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

Julie Zetterman
September 10, 2012 at 6:28 AM

Willy is fantastic. He always has a smile on his face, makes us feel good and is part of this department.

Emergency Medicine-Alisa
September 10, 2012 at 5:53 AM

Our EVS working is Mary Walls, she is AMAZING! Before she started cleaning our department, it constantly smelled and looked dirty. Since Mary, things get dusted and washed down on a daily basis as well as the floor cleaned way more then it was before. We love Mary and hope she stays with us a long time!