Congratulations to Cynthia Chong, EH&S Analyst/Ergonomist, recipient of the 2012’s Staff Excellence Award. Cynthia is recognized for her efforts in the campus ergonomics program and her contribution to the university in advocating for employee needs in a fiscally responsible manner. In addition, her participation in the recycle grant to further enhance on-campus recycling contributed to the university’s dedication to sustainability. While recycling is an on-going program at the university, this project had given the campus recycling program a jump start at the residential community, where there is continual turnaround of residents and requires re-education of new residents. This entails marketing materials and events to promote the recycling program and resulted in a reduction of trash tonnage and increase total waste stream recycling to 31% at the residence halls.