Erin Sherman Receives Wildcat Spirit Award

From Corporal Jill Sprowls to NVC Vice President of College Services Erin Sherman

This month marks the one year anniversary of the first call concerning Covid-19 on our campus. We have come a long way from that date. It has been in large part to the guidance and leadership of this person. They have never wavered in their concern for the NVC family and their safety.

We have all had to adapt to changes in how we do our jobs this past year. We have seen the addition of new buildings going up around campus and projects moving forward because this person has kept focus on moving NVC forward. This person has asked their team to take on many extra duties and has not been shy about masking up, putting on gloves, and showing up to help make sure the job is done. This is in addition to the countless hours spent behind the scenes making sure every I is dotted and T is crossed. From spreadsheets and budgets to access control and contact tracing they are meticulous in making sure everything is right are taken no matter how long it takes. This is why we often see emails and messages from them before the sun rises and long after it sets. This person has given up weekends and has even taken meetings from her car in the parking lot of a hospital.

More importantly this person is filled with compassion and understanding for the effects of this pandemic has not only her team, but the entire NVC family. When our department tragically lost one of our own in the line of duty at the height of the pandemic, this person reached out immediately to ensure the officers had anything they needed, including hand delivering masks for 100 officers in less than 48 hours. I have not been in a meeting with this person, and let me tell you there are a lot of those, where they didn’t allow time for some laughter and smiles to help melt away the stress of the day. They always make a point to check in outside of the job duties to make sure those around them are ok. They understand that it’s not always about the numbers on the spreadsheet or timesheet, because at the end of the day everyone matters!

I would like pass on this Wildcat Spirit award to Erin Sherman.





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