Rosario CuevasFaculty Support Coordinator, Art, Performing Arts and Academic Senate CI employee since 2000
How has CI made a difference in your life? Because I both work and live on campus, I am constantly learning and being inspired by my colleagues, neighbors and students. This stimulating environment has motivated me to pursue my own educational goals and I have since completed both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees. What I cherish most is volunteering for events where families are invited to participate in their child’s educational experience. I enjoy seeing the pride in the parents’ eyes when they see their children receive awards and accolades.
Robert PerezShipping & Receiving Assistant, Operations, Planning & Construction CI employee since 2002
How has CI made a difference in your life? This is the first job that has given my family stability. It has also given me confidence in my work environment and taught me how to work as a team member.
What’s your favorite CI memory? When I first met the President and he thanked me for the work that I have done for the University, and all I could say was, “I love my job!”
Peter ScamardoSystem Administrator, Technology & Communication CI employee since 2006
How has CI made a difference in your life? I completed my education here at CI, which has definitely provided me with many opportunities. Being able to help build the University's infrastructure for the future is a welcome challenge.
What’s your favorite CI memory? I remember being a student and taking the time to explore the campus, marveling at how large and beautiful it was. I spent hours walking around, noticing all the buildings built in the 1930s and 1940s. It’s pretty unique to have such an established location with such a new institution.
Janice JonesGraduate Admissions Specialist, Admissions & Recruitment CI employee since 2002
How has CI made a difference in your life? CI has allowed me to be a part of change for our community and a part of change in the lives of our past and present students. It has also brought change to my own personal goals for higher education by having mentors and exemplary leadership that have encouraged me to get my Master’s in Education. The most personal difference that CI has made in my life is that my children, Alex, Jasmine and Olivia, get to witness on a daily basis the importance of higher education and the difference it can make in an individual’s life.
Melissa RemottiExecutive Analyst to the President, Office of the President CI employee since 2002
What’s your favorite CI memory? During our annual President's Dinner in 2004, I had the honor of performing as an instrumentalist with former Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (then Chief of Staff) Dr. Ted Lucas. We led approximately 300 friends, supporters, staff, faculty and students in singing the University’s Alma Mater, composed by Dr. Lucas. The energy and feeling of pride in our University pervaded the room.
Dianne WeiAdministrative & Budget Analyst, University Advancement CI employee since 2004
What’s your favorite CI memory? My favorite memory is when my nephew, Kai (age 5 at the time) and I volunteered to help with the restoration efforts of the Bell Tower East Courtyard. We had a fun day planting alongside other campus and community members. It was nice to show him where I worked and what it meant to volunteer. It’s a great feeling to know that we played a part in restoring the now beautiful courtyard and that our contribution will be there for all to enjoy.