February MVP — Mike Pense

By News Staff

During the most recent snowstorm in NWA, a supervisor was out of town on vacation. Mike Pense was left in charge of managing the plant and the facility. Mike decided to bring some extra clothes in case of an emergency and ended up staying at the facility for six straight days.

During this time, Mike kept the facility running efficiently and ended up dealing with multiple HVAC failures and even a small flood on the first floor of the main campus.

Mike has been with UAMS for almost 15 years, and as long as I have been as UAMS he has always been very dedicated to his trade. He is an excellent example for the rest of the UAMS NW Campus Ops team.

The university will recognize Mike in several ways as this month’s MVP. Look for his photo on the Employee Appreciation Wall outside the Chancellor’s Suite in the Central Building. A Faces of UAMS video will feature him, and he will receive some great UAMS swag. At one of Chancellor Cam Patterson’s cabinet meetings, he will present to Mike a certificate and monetary award and honor him and other awardees at the year-end MVP luncheon.

Do you know someone who should be the next MVP? If you have someone you’d like to nominate, please visit go.uams.edu/mvp/ and fill out the form.

Please congratulate Mike for being our MVP of the Month!