December/January Rec Sports Rockstars Award Recipients
By Jacynth Serrano Rodriguez on Aug. 15, 2019
Introducing the December and January Rec Sports Rockstars!
VCU Rec Sports Marketing Assistant, Jason Lee and Membership Manager, Jessica Casey were both nominated by their supervisors for their exemplary work in their departments.
Rec Sports Marketing Graduate Assistant, Emily Helm nominated Lee not only for his consistent performance but, also his ability to go beyond his required duties. "Jason has also taken on some challenging marketing projects and looked for ways to expand his skill set and knowledge before graduation. For example, he has created and formatted new program web pages and worked through online courses to obtain certifications in specific marketing skills (i.e. data analytics). His initiative and positive attitude drives our team's outputs, and I value his creativity and trust him with important projects."
Lee did not always anticipate working in Marketing, "I have gained so much from working with Rec Sports. When I was hired in 2016, I was undeclared, had no plans for after college, and was searching for a job to help pay the bills. Rec Sports turned out to be much more than just a job, though. I'm grateful for my boss at the time, Tommy Otterbine, who ultimately helped me find my path by encouraging me to work in Marketing."
Thomas Koller, Rec Sports Aquatics Graduate Assistant sings Casey's professional praises saying, "After more than two years, she has worked many positions including Memberships and Facility Manager. Jess is the epitome of customer service. She is genuine and sincere in all of her interactions with members whether it is a complaint or sale. She empathizes with every member and makes a point to say hello to other team members and pro staff. She makes a point to learn more about the people she works with in order to contribute to a positive work environment."
Casey had just as many wonderful things to say about Rec Sports, "I love working at Rec Sports because I have the best coworkers ever. Both teams, from when I worked in Facilities and from my continuing work in Memberships, have been so friendly and supportive. I just love coming to work and being surrounded by my friends. The environment that we work in is very important to me."