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Joe Peterson


The UAB Division of Student Affairs has many exceptional staff members who serve our students with professionalism, kindness, and integrity. Each month, based on a pool of nominations, the Professional Development Committee announces the Employee of the Month.

The October Employee of the Month is Joe Peterson the housing maintenance specialist in Student Housing and Residence Life. His excellent work ethic and commitment to UAB students and Student Affairs make her one to be celebrated.


What nominators said about Joe Peterson:

Joe’s unwavering commitment to accountability, collaboration, equity and inclusion, excellence, innovation, integrity, and wellbeing has left an indelible mark on our department. Accountability is at the core of Joe's work ethic. He consistently meets deadlines and takes ownership of his projects. His reliability and dependability set a standard for his peers, ensuring that our team operates smoothly and efficiently.

Joe excels in the spirit of collaboration. He fosters an inclusive environment where diverse perspectives are valued. His ability to bring team members together, harnessing their unique strengths, has resulted in the successful completion of numerous projects. Equity and inclusion are not just buzzwords for Joe. He champions diversity, consistently seeking ways to make our workplace more inclusive. His tireless efforts to ensure that every voice is heard and valued contributes to a more equitable and harmonious work environment. The pursuit of excellence is evident in every task Joe undertakes. He approaches his work with a keen eye for detail, striving for perfection and encouraging others to do the same. His dedication to quality is a beacon for the entire team.

Innovation is in Joe’s DNA. He is not content with the status quo and consistently seeks new and creative solutions to our organization's challenges. His fresh perspectives have led to breakthroughs and process improvements. Integrity is non-negotiable for Joe. He maintains the highest ethical standards, consistently making the right choices even when no one is watching. This integrity is the foundation of trust within our team.

Lastly, Joe is a fervent advocate for wellbeing. He prioritizes self-care and encourages others to do the same. His contagious positive energy and dedication to maintaining a healthy work-life balance makes our workplace a better, more fulfilling space for all.

Joe Peterson personifies UAB’s values and is the embodiment of the Employee of the Month. His dedication to these core principles is inspiring, and I wholeheartedly endorse his nomination. His contributions make our workplace a better, more inclusive, and harmonious environment for all.