January 2020 - Guadalupe Cabrera-Mendia
Hats off to Guadalupe Cabrera-Mendia for being named Employee of the Month for January 2020! Guadalupe is an Account Specialist in SRJC’s Accounting Department, where she has worked for the past 17 years. Guadalupe is behind the scenes making sure that the financial operations of the district run smoothly.
Guadalupe likes working with numbers and the challenge of balancing them. She is thankful to be working at SRJC, and attributes her success to her dedication to her job, and to her colleagues.
“I enjoy the people I work with and my daily tasks,” said Guadalupe. “My managers and co-workers in the accounting office have been inspirational since day one, because they have been so dedicated to the JC, which makes me want to be just as dedicated.”
Guadalupe has various responsibilities in the accounting office that include an astounding volume of data entry and tracking. She ensures that staff members are reimbursed for travel expenses and that the district CalCard payments are completed each month. She also picks up weekly accounts payable checks from the County, so that all of SRJC’s vendors can be paid. Her biggest challenge every year is getting through fiscal year-end close.
“Guadalupe has consistently taken on new duties with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn. No matter what is asked of her, she always says, ‘yes,’” said Linda Close, Interim Accounting Manager. “Guadalupe is always willing to answer questions and offer assistance, no matter how busy she is. She is kind, compassionate and knowledgeable. She is a true team player and a valuable part of the Accounting Department. Guadalupe’s positive attitude and calm spirit are contagious!”
Guadalupe feels her greatest accomplishments have been her involvement with the accounting duties for both Measure A and Measure H funds. She appreciates seeing improvements around the SRJC campuses, and knowing she played her part in actualizing the projects.
Guadalupe has been married to her husband for 24 years. They have one daughter who is currently working on her master’s degree at Sacramento State University. Guadalupe enjoys being out in the sunshine, hiking, exercising, traveling and going on road trips along the coast. She also enjoys spending time with her family and her rescue pets, two dogs, Lucille and JJ, and three cats Harry, M2 and Ninacat.
Regarding her nomination as Employee of the Month, Guadalupe said, “I was surprised and of course happy, but then I started to cry happy tears, because the news was totally unexpected.”