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EOM Winner February

February 2022 Employee of the Month

February 2022 Employee of the Month, Cristal Alvarado

Cristal Alvarado

Administrative Assistant II
Counseling Center

Cristal Alvarado, Administrative Assistant II in the Counseling Center, was selected as the Texas State Employee of the Month for February 2022.


As the Administrative Assistant II for the Counseling Center, Cristal acts as the first point of contact for students who need counseling services. Cristal helps assess what students need and manages their appointments based on those needs; her assessments contribute to the efficiency of the clinicians’ work by ensuring students are paired with those who can best help them. She also manages the department’s website, assists with evaluations of Counseling Center consultations, and serves as the department’s timekeeper.


In addition to her regular duties, Cristal has volunteered for and taken on many additional responsibilities, such as serving on the Counseling Center’s outreach team, advertising outreach services, staffing events, and overseeing graduate assistants. Her eye for design, digital savviness, and marketing skills have helped increase the visibility of the Counseling Center’s outreach and group therapy initiatives. Cristal frequently works with students during outreach events outside work hours, providing a welcoming and inviting environment to those in crisis.


Cristal’s co-workers describe her as enthusiastic, professional, good humored, and hard working. Cristal consistently works with students in varying degrees of distress and handles each student’s situation with patience, care, and proper boundaries. Her hard work and kind and patient nature are appreciated not just by her fellow staff members, but by the students who regularly interact with her in times of need.


Congratulations Cristal, on your dedication and hard work, and being recognized as the February 2022 Employee of the Month!