Vol 57 No. 19 : December, 2005
Vol 57 No. 19 | December, 2005
St. Martin Named Employee of the Month
Nancy St. Martin was selected recently by her peers in Political Science and International Studies as CSULB’s Employee of the Month. St. Martin, a Seal Beach resident, was recognized in a special ceremony held on Friendship Walk near the University Student Union. The walk was renamed Nancy St. Martin Lane.
CSULB President Robert Maxson praised the 17-year member of the university for her willingness to go the extra mile and her dedication to the university.
“Nancy is known for doing everything right the first time,” he said. “She loves what she does.”
“I’m very pleased and extremely proud to be named Employee of the Month,” said St. Martin, who earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting from CSULB in 1992. As office manager for the departments of Political Science and International Studies, St. Martin is constantly on the go scheduling classes, coordinating faculty searches, handling personnel work, and overseeing the SPA computer lab.
“Meeting the needs of the students, faculty, and departments is very important to me and provides me with a great deal of satisfaction,” she said.
St. Martin joined the Political Science Department in 1988 where she remained for two years. She moved on the Music Department for a year before returning to Political Science where she has made her home. “The working and learning environment in the department is wonderful for the staff and students,” she said. “I came to CSULB after working in an academic program at USC because I enjoy working with faculty, staff, and students.”
When she isn’t doing her best for Political Science and International Studies, St. Martin enjoys spending time with her children, Eric, Andrea, and Stacy, as well as her four grandchildren Britany, Timmy, Kylie, and Steven. St. Martin is a world traveler who visited St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2003 and in the summer of 2005 took a cruise through Asia with stops in Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, and Ho Chi Minh City.
“We visited ground zero at Nagasaki and visited the memorial museum there,” she recalled. “We walked along the top of the Great Wall of China, which was unbelievable. It was evident to see the tremendous effort it took to build it thousands of years ago. To me the best way to travel is to take a cruise, letting someone else plan the itinerary and prepare the food.”
St. Martin enjoys CSULB for its diversity. “Our graduate assistants and student assistants are especially hard workers, and our students are enthusiastic,” she said. “I always enjoy talking with the students and working with our student organizations. It is very rewarding.”
The decision to join CSULB was a good one, St. Martin believes. “I enjoy working in our office very much. It’s the best on campus. I especially like the spirit of the campus and the great environment we have here,” she said. “CSULB has been a marvelous place to work.”