Higher education dominates both institutional and individual nominations
19 August, 2016
CBORD has announced its 2016 Excellence Awards nominees and finalists in advance of the company’s 37th annual User Group Conference in Hollywood, Fla. The event recognizes organizations and individuals from numerous verticals for operational excellence, leadership and innovation across three categories: One CBORD, Visionary, and Above & Beyond.
One CBORD Award
The One CBORD Award celebrates an organization that strategically integrates CBORD and industry adjacent systems to support the overall mission of their organization. Finalists in this category include Ontario’s Mackenzie Health Hospital, Milwaukee’s Aurora Health Care and William Patterson University.
Located in Wayne, New Jersey, William Patterson University receives its nomination for refining its student experience by using a suite of CBORD cashless systems that unify the campus’ some 11,000 undergraduate students and 1,500 full- and part-time employees.
The Visionary Award recognizes an organization for being a pioneer in developing creative applications for CBORD technology within their organization. Finalists in this category include Australia’s HealthShare New South Wales Health, as well as two higher education nominees in the University of San Francisco and the University of Missouri.
The University of San Francisco receives its nomination for “insightful and energetic” contributions to new and existing CBORD system enhancements, as well as contributing to the beta testing of CBORD Campus Security Monitor, CS Gold 7 beta testing, and NDE lock testing.
The University of Missouri receives its nomination for its work with the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs and the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering for providing Foodservice Suite data pertaining to food waste within campus dining operations. The university also provided data surrounding the pre- and post-consumer mass by food category and embodied greenhouse gas emissions estimations.
Above & Beyond Award
Another category dominated by higher education nominees, the Above & Beyond Award is given to an individual who has demonstrated a willingness to evaluate and provide user-led feedback on new products and technology; conduct beta tests; and/or has been a valuable resource by sharing their unique knowledge, experience, and results with the larger user community. Finalists include:
Gaston Arellano, Barry University. Arellano’s efforts in providing an optimal student experience by utilizing Odyssey to automate alerts, implement contactless card readers and housing/card system integration for meal plan selections.
Julie Wesel, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Wesel receives her nomination for her dedication as a member of the CBORD Strategy Council and assistance with beta testing CS Gold 7. Wesel also maintains an active role in product development, specifically within the access control realm, where her input is incredibly valuable to CBORD’s product development.
Lisa Dominguez, Flagstaff Medical Center. The lone non-university nominee, Dominguez receives her nomination for creating a more efficient kitchen tray line through the use of custom tray tickets, creating custom allergy traits, and building global preferences which are automatically generated when patients order certain foods.
Additional Excellence Award nominees include:
- David Angel, University of Texas at Arlington
- Jason Rossi, University of San Francisco
- Patti Murdock, Virginia Commonwealth University
- Sally Baugues, Purdue University
- State University of New York College at Buffalo, Campus Dining & Shops
- William Paterson University
All award winners will be announced at CBORD’s User Group Conference Monday, October 17.