March Nugent Nugget: Chris Rosales

24 Feb

Chris has been recognized by his peers as March’s Nugent Nugget (Employee of the Month)!

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Q&A with Chris

  1. What type of characteristics/habits do you believe are necessary to be a successful ASA employee?

I think having an open mind is the most important thing when working with students.  You never know a person’s story until you take the time to listen to them.  Acting with compassion and inclusivity in mind is also necessary when working in ASA.  Sometimes students may feel that they have no connection to the university. An ASA employee should be that missing connection.

  1. How has working in ASA helped you become a better student and/or person in general?

Working in ASA has allowed me to interact with so many different kinds of people.  I have spoken with students of all sorts of backgrounds, and it’s nice to listen to their stories.  Working with students on academic probation with PASS, I have had the opportunity to see students rise above their struggles and accomplish their goals.  They motivate me to accept any challenges that come my way and to stay focused on my own goals.  ASA has opened so many doors for me, and I am forever grateful for all the things I have learned from working in this department.

  1. What does receiving this distinction mean to you?

Being this month’s Nugent Nugget is pretty great!  It’s nice that ASA has developed this to recognize its employees for their hard work.  The Nugent basement fosters a welcoming, supportive, and non-competitive work space, and I love being able to work with so many amazing people.  Thank you for the distinction!


“Christopher Joseph Rosales is one of the most inspiring and amazing individuals I have had the pleasure of knowing. I was lucky enough to meet Chris as a junior in high school, and he has been such a light in my life ever since. He always puts others before himself but still manages to have a handle on the numerous activities he involves himself in. PASS, APASA, and FASA are just a few of organizations he devotes his time too, while still managing to take 20+ credits a semester, teaching dance classes, being on competition dance teams, and a member of a fraternity on campus. His mind is always on others and how he can work to improve their lives, and he is truly one of my greatest friends. Not only is he a great friend, but he excels in being an advisor, son, brother, and role model. He just got accepted in Higher Education graduate programs and I could not be more proud of him and all the work he’s doing. He truly models his high school’s mission statement, which is to be a ‘Man for Others.'”   – Sarah Zaccagnio

“Chris is such an incredible person to have around the office. His cheerful attitude makes working in Nugent so much fun. He genuinely cares about all of his coworkers and is always willing to offer a hug. Chris is basically bae.” -Briana Ortega

“Chris is passionate about the work he does here in Nugent and he is a wonderful peer mentor. Chris is pretty popular here in the Basement, not only because he’s worked here a while, but also because he is one of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. In addition to his hard work at PASS, Chris also got into his top choice for graduate school! Congrats Chris!” -Kaelyn Garner



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