Act of Excellence Winners
Left to right: Jimmie Hayson (Accomplishment), Erin Borgschatz (Character), and Justin Duevel (Innovation)

Striving to Do Better: Act of Excellence Winners Summer 2019

October 31, 2019

At SEH, we recognize employees through our Act of Excellence program. Employees are nominated for excellence in one of three categories: Accomplishment, Character or Innovation.

Congratulations to the following SEH employees for their amazing Acts of Excellence performed this first quarter in fiscal year 2020. Meet more of our Act of Excellence winners.

Jimmie portrait

Accomplishment
Selected Winner

Jimmie Hayson is a senior professional engineer* in Pueblo, Colorado

The Act: Jimmie completed five task orders in 2018 and early 2019, and the client was very appreciative of his project management performance, diverse set of technical skills and thorough documentation. It was no surprise when the client issued eight new task orders for Jimmie to manage.

*Registered professional engineer in AZ, CO, ID, NM, NV, SD, UT, WI, WY

Erin portrait

Character
Selected Winner

Erin Borgschatz is a geologist in Rochester, Minnesota

The Act: Erin is a person with a remarkable character. She has an extremely high work ethic and independence in her work, but on top of all of that, is a wonderful, thoughtful human-being. Erin thinks of others, shows concern for co-workers, and does what’s necessary to get her job done. She also does small acts of kindness throughout the office, from bringing in a flower for a co-worker to bringing in coffee for others.

Justin portrait

Innovation
Selected Winner

Justin Duevel is a technician in St. Cloud, Minnesota

The Act: SEH was hired to complete pond inspections to help assess and prioritize pond maintenance. Justin researched, developed, and created a new, innovative way to collect pond data. He used a kayak to collect sonar data and a program that maps aquatic vegetation and bathymetric data. With any new system/process, there were a lot of learning and challenges to work through. Justin did the heavy lifting, coordination, hardware set-up, troubleshooting, trained the intern field staff, gathered missing data and more. This innovative and new process kept the project moving on schedule.

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