Connie Bonds isn’t someone who likes to talk about herself or her accomplishments. She just wants to do her job as an office associate II in the Department of Nutrition Sciences Clinical Services – and do it well.

Connie Bonds has been selected the 2008-09 UAB Employee of the Year.
Ask me to organize something, figure out something human resources-related, then I’m in my element,” she says. “Ask me to do something I’ve never done before, and I’m up and running. In this job I don’t know from one day to the next what I’m going to be doing.

“There’s always something for me to learn, and I like that.”

Bonds’ co-workers commended her dedication, drive and willingness to help others when she was selected Employee of the Month in August 2008. Now, Bonds has been selected the 2008-09 UAB Employee of the Year. She was chosen from the 12 Employee of the Month award winners during the fiscal year by the UAB Employee of the Month/Year Committee.

“It’s just a great honor,” Bonds says. “I don’t know what to say other than I enjoy doing what I do. You’re only as good as the people you work with, and there are some great people here. I like all of the doctors here and the staff. They’re all great to worth with. My job is a busy job, and that’s what I like the most about it.”

UAB President Carol Garrison will host an invitation-only presentation ceremony and reception honoring Bonds with the highest non-academic employee award Thursday, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. in the Ireland Room on the third floor of the Lister Hill Library.

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