The newly created It’s All Belmont to Me Award, a designation created to honor a member of the Belmont community who exhibits the University’s longstanding “It’s All Belmont to Me” mantra, was recently presented to Housekeeping Staff Member Nagy Ibrahim. The phrase, created as part of Belmont’s Vision 2010 initiative, represents a customer-focused mindset. The award was created to recognize staff members who work to connect their gifts with the needs of others, consistently demonstrating the initiative’s five guiding principles of showing care, taking responsibility and following through, doing it right, making it seamless and walking the talk.
Ibrahim has been a dedicated member of the Belmont community for nearly 12 years. When he’s not working in his assigned residence halls, he can be found tending to Belmont’s many plants and flowers. His nominator said, “He shows enthusiasm and a commitment to Belmont for all the principles this University stands for. Though he is so busy, he takes time to speak and ask how we are doing. His work ethic, as well as his demeanor while doing his work, exemplifies each of the behaviors of caring, respect, responsibility and commitment. He truly respects this University.”
Understanding the significance of this newly created award, Ibrahim said he was honored to be recognized, but quickly noted that he doesn’t believe he deserves the designation. He’s just happy to be part of the Belmont community. With two daughters currently attending Belmont, Ibrahim said he’s so grateful to the university for all it does for its employees–including his wife, a fellow member of the Housekeeping staff.
“I want to say thank you to Belmont, to everyone, for helping me,” he said. “Belmont has been so good to my daughters. I also want to thank my wife because she’s the reason I’ve continued at Belmont. We come to work together everyday, and it’s wonderful.”
The inaugural award was presented at this year’s Staff Christmas Breakfast.