Linda Theus-Lee, program assistant in the University of Colorado Denver’s Business School Dean’s Office recently was named Employee of the Month by the CU Denver Staff Council. Theus-Lee, who was described as “a model employee,” “self-motivated” and “trusted” in nomination letters, received a plaque and a monetary award from CU Denver Staff Council Chair Deborah Makray.
“If there is something that she doesn't know, she will ask questions rather than overlook it or leave it undone,” Makray said in her nomination letter. Supervisor Malena Brohm wrote, “Linda strives to do 150 percent and always willingly helps with a smile. Linda works diligently on special events, including organizing and executing the CITI Student Panel event. Linda organized the entire event with little supervision, and it was one of the most successful panel events the program had seen. When Linda is given an assignment, she will dedicate herself to make sure it is completed. She is a great team member.”
Besides her role on campus, Theus-Lee volunteers with a half-dozen community organizations. Business School Associate Dean Jean-Claude Bosch’s nomination of Theus-Lee also noted her community efforts and team approach: “She can always be trusted to find the best way to complete a project.”
Theus-Lee’s passion is working with and mentoring youth. “I am part of the Junior Achievement Mentoring Program in which we go to high schools and talk to youth about the importance of education,” she says. “For me, mentoring is a very powerful and personal way to enhance the lives of all types of youth.”
While the Employee of the Month award is available monthly, it is handed out less frequently. Honorees must be nominated by co-workers, supervisors and others. The nomination guidelines provide attributes to be considered when preparing a nomination.