Please join me in congratulating John Roberts as the recipient of the May 1999 Asprey Award. The award is funded by a generous donation from Bob and Jo Asprey and given monthly in recognition of C&N employees who have displayed outstanding service. Bob was an employee of C&N during the 1970’s and 1980’s and still understands the challenges our university gives us.
In the 7 1/2 years that John Roberts has been with the Systems group, his technical talents have grown by leaps and bounds through his own personal efforts and initiative. His seamless implementation of CICS last year gave credence to his technical expertise and growth as a CICS systems programmer. More recently, his seamless implementation of VM a little over a month ago confirmed his knowledge and technical expertise of the VM operating system as well. These accomplishments are minor in comparison to what John contributes each day. His phone rings continuously with problems of which few people are aware but are important to the users at the other end of the phone. For each and every user, John not only resolves their problems but develops positive working relationships in the process. And I believe these users form a more positive picture of C&N because of John Roberts.