Employee of the Month – April



Carl Estes

Craig Woods, director, AHNR-IT; Carl Estes; and Alan Grant, dean


Carl Estes, instructional technologist for AHNR Information Technology, was the college’s Employee of the Month for April. Estes was recognized for his expertise and support of the Adobe Connect system. His nominator said, “Carl provides support to college employees both on and off campus. Of particular note, he has supported users who are not affiliated with the college or university, have no experience using Connect, and need to be able to use it quickly for important meetings (e.g., job candidates presenting a seminar). In addition to the technical aspects, his work requires patience and exceptional interpersonal skills (in person, on the phone, and online). I have received consistent praise from those who have worked with Carl. He is to be commended for the extra time and effort he spends getting users comfortable using Connect, his willingness to help support an entire meeting — even if it means two to three hours of time — and for his positive attitude and professionalism. As a result of helping with a research group meeting last year, Carl realized a researcher needed to include a technology team to support a large USDA-NIFA grant. … AHNR-IT was written into the grant, and we are now part of a large, multimillion-dollar project. Carl’s awareness of the issue and his initiative to suggest our involvement was a win-win situation for all.”

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