The STAR Team
Leadership and Organization Consultant
Chelsea works as a Leadership and Organization Development Consultant within the Talent and Culture division at the university. She has been working at the university for 4 months and is a recent graduate from WVU. Her favorite part about working for the university is the positive collaboration witnessed among teams, acceptance of new ideas, and the ice cream truck that stops by in the summer time. When not at work, Chelsea enjoys spending time with her cats Enzo, Jasper, and Clara, cooking new recipes, and visiting with family. If Chelsea won the lottery, the first thing she would do would be open a cat café
“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
Program Specialist Global Affairs
Amanda works as a Faculty-led Program Specialist in Education Abroad within the Office of Global Affairs and is going on 4 years working at the university. Aside from loving the Mountaineer Pride among employees, her favorite part about working for WVU is meeting new people and helping the students experience other cultures by going abroad. When not at work, Amanda enjoys spending her time with family, reading, watching movies, and having cookouts. If Amanda won the lottery, she would split her winnings by first taking a family vacation, then donating the remainder toward WVU Children’s Hospital and a scholarship for students to study abroad.
“It’s not what happens to you but how you react that matters.”
Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life
Matthew is the Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life and has worked at the university for 2 years. His favorite part about working at WVU is how student focused we are and the sense of adventure we all have in following President Gee’s expectation of “building the plane as it’s flying.” Matthew enjoys reading historical fiction, taking long walks, and playing Pokémon Go in his free time. If he won the lottery, he would invest in his niece’s college savings program, pay off student loans for himself and his friends, and donate the rest to a building at WVU.
“Thinking aloud is a habit responsible for much of mankind’s miseries” and “the purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”
Administrative Assistant Department of English
Cindy works in the Department of English and has been with the university for 13 years. Her favorite part about working at WVU is the people she works with on a daily basis. She has a strong support system among her co-workers, faculty, and students, and truly feels appreciated by her colleagues. When not at work, you can find Cindy performing either on the M. T. Pockets Theatre stage acting/directing or tap dancing with the Motown Strutters. The first things Cindy would do after winning the lottery would be donating money to St. Jude’s/Schreiner’s Hospital, sharing her wealth with family and friends, purchase the Warner Theatre, and purchase property in Canaan Valley.
“Live life with an attitude of gratitude.”
Category Manager within Procurement, Contracting & Payment Services
Eva is a Category Manager within Procurement, Contracting & Payment Services, and has worked at the university for 9 years. Her favorite part about working at WVU is that every day is always different. Procurement is responsible for everything purchased at WVU, and she enjoys the responsibility of meeting the needs and expectations of those on campus. Along with providing services to those on campus, one of the first things Eva would do if she won the lottery would be to “make it rain $100 bills on the rail trail.” Eva enjoys spending her free time creating, sewing, knitting, painting, and baking.
“Open your mind, open your heart.”
Program Coordinator Mountaineer Hub
Jasmine is a Program Coordinator in the Mountaineer Hub and is going on her fourth year working for WVU. Her favorite part about working at the university is interacting with the people on campus. Not only does she love the team she works with on a daily basis, but she also loves working collaboratively with others at the university. This includes the students and families she has the opportunity to positively impact. Jasmine enjoys spending her free time exercising, cooking, reading, and traveling. As a recent graduate from WVU, one of the first things that Jasmine would do if she won the lottery would be to pay off her student loans.
“This life is a gift.”
The STAR team stands for "Showing Thanks Appreciation and Respect". We are a group of volunteers who all share the commitment for promoting recognition and appreciation across the university. Our team is focused on promoting Go Beyond, and providing tools, resources, and ideas to make showing your appreciation easy. If you're looking for ideas, check out our Appreciation and Recognition Toolbox.