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Name droppers: Yolo County employes show plenty of SPIRIT

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From page A5 | August 09, 2012 |

Annually, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors acknowledges employees who exemplify the county’s core values of service, performance, integrity, responsibility, innovation and teamwork. The following list of this year’s SPIRIT Award recipients, selected by a team of front line and supervisory employees representing six different county departments, were recognized recently.
“The SPIRIT awards is a wonderful opportunity for us to highlight the meritorious efforts of our employees in promoting the core values of Yolo County,” said Yolo County Board of Supervisors Chair Jim Provenza. “While we are honored to publicly recognize these outstanding employees, it should be noted they were nominated and selected by fellow employees, which already speaks volumes about their contributions.”
Service — Julie Dachtler, board clerk in the County Administrator’s Office; Dave Edwards, enforcement officer in the District Attorney’s Office.
Performance — Olesya Tribukait, senior civil engineer in the Planning & Public Works Department.
Integrity — Lynda Styczynski, senior accountant in the Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office.
Responsibility — Corina Carrillo-Macias, senior accountant-systems in the Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office.
Innovation — Kyle Gohn, programmer analyst, in the Department of General Services, Information Technology Division.
Teamwork — Parks Maintenance Crew in the Department of General Services; Jerry Wright, Supervising Parks & Facilities Worker; Andy Anderson, building craftsmechanic; Joel Peppers, parks and facilities worker; Macedonio Sanchez, parks and facilities worker.

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Margarita Cervantes has been hired as a teacher in the Davis Waldorf School’s Climbing Rose Kindergarten. A native of Mexico, Cervantes has 15 years of experience in early childhood and elementary education, including seven years as a lead kindergarten teacher at Camellia Waldorf School in Sacramento, two years as the gardening teacher at Sacramento Waldorf School and six years as the Spanish teacher for the lower school at Sacramento Waldorf School.
The mother of six grown children and six grandchildren, Cervantes also is an instructor in the early childhood summer program for Rudolf Steiner College of Sacramento where she helps to train new Waldorf teachers. Passionate about working with young children, Cervantes will share her knowledge of and skills in education, handcrafts, gardening, cooking with the children in the program. Her goal is “to bring warmth, kindness, respect and much fun to the children in the Davis Waldorf kindergarten.”
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Andrea Ferrero, a UC Davis Ph.D. candidate in biomedical engineering, has been awarded a 2012 Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Student Research Fellowship for his work on use of CT scanning to monitor the effects of breast cancer treatment. The coveted fellowship recognizes “exceptional academic and personal achievements” and the institutes’ “confidence in (his) great potential to become a leader in academic science.” The fellowship, which will cover Ferrero’s remaining work on his Ph.D., pays an annual stipend of $30,000 and a $3,000 allowance and provides $10,000 to the medical school in lieu of Ferrero’s tuition and fees. Ferrero, born in Italy, received his master’s degree in medical imaging from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. He completed his master’s thesis under the supervision of Ramsey Badawi, UCD associate professor of radiology and biomedical engineering. Ferrero is currently working on his Ph.D. conducting research in Badawi’s laboratory. Biomedical engineering is one of six scientific programs of the UCD Comprehensive Cancer Center. “I am working on a project that aims to assess the potential role of high-resolution PET/CT for the monitoring of tumor response to pre-surgical chemotherapy for breast cancer patients,” Ferrero explained. “It is truly an interdisciplinary project as it spans from bench work building our scanners all the way to the operating room and subsequent histopathology analysis.” Another UC Davis graduate student, Liang-Tien Hsieh, of Taiwan, also won a Howard Hughes International Student Research Fellowship this year for his work characterizing the neural mechanisms of temporal memory in the human brain.

— Do you know of someone who has won an award or accomplished something noteworthy? Send it, preferably by email, to [email protected], or to Name droppers, The Davis Enterprise, P.O. Box 1470, Davis, CA 95617.

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