University housing provider 138 Student Living Jamaica (138SL) lauded its high achievers during its recently hosted annual Christmas staff party and awards function.
The hardworking staff were duly recognised at the glitzy affair held at I38SL offices on The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus. At the awards function, special recognition was given to the maintenance department, which received special commendation and an award for its above-and -beyond response in the aftermath of the 5.6-magnitude earthquake, which rocked the island on October 30.
Once the team received clearance, they sprang into action and worked tirelessly in a timely manner to address the issues which arose across the complex spanning three halls of residence, its short-term accommodation facility, as well as its offices. The presentation segment kicked off with the quarterly awards, which went to housekeeper Tashai Priestman, (Employee of the Quarter); security supervisor Janet Blair (Supervisor of the Quarter); and marketing representative Dante Williams, (Service Excellence of the Quarter).
Employees, who have been with the nine-year old company for over five years, were also recognised. Among those who were recognised in this category were housekeeping supervisor Janet Tingling Clarke, maintenance supervisor Mario Laidlaw and room attendant Karen Reid.
Additionally, special awards, which were adjudged by CEO Cranston Ewan, were also presented for outstanding service for oversight and execution on big-ticket internal projects. These recipients were IT specialist, Desmond Orgill; executive assistant, Angella Nelson; and human resources manager, Cheryl Clarke.
The annual awards saw housekeeper Tashai Priestman also copping the award for Employee of the Year. The Supervisor of the Year Award went to security supervisor Clifton Taylor, while the Service Excellence Award was presented to senior customer service experience representative, Carlene Champagnie Douglas.
Awards were also presented to residents relations chief Marva Thompson as Junior Manager of the Year, as well as finance and accounts manager Semour Millen, who was named Manager of the Year. The CEO’s Award was presented to housekeeping vhief, Mishka Barr Christian.
138SL is listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange and operates under concession agreements to operate the Leslie Robinson, Irvine and George Alleyne Halls, as well as the Gerald Lalor Flats, located on the Mona campus of The University of the West Indies.