October/November 2020: Victor Atanmo

"I would like to nominate Victor Atanmo for the MOST Outstanding Student Employee of the Month for October and November. Victor was hired over this past summer as a Recreation Attendant in the North Dome. During the first few weeks of the semester, I knew that I had a gem and he was promoted to an Operations Supervisor. Victor continued to work his Recreation Attendant shifts while picking up many Operations Supervisor shifts.

Victor is always the first person to arrive for his shifts, staff trainings, and for Zoom meetings. He has been a great asset to our staff with the move from the North Dome to the Smith Center and super flexible working the crazy facility schedule that we have had to deal with this semester.

Victor has the qualities of great leadership like a positive attitude, confidence, a careful listener, knowledge on how to delegate and is very responsible. Here are a few shout outs from his coworkers this semester:

“Victor Atanmo works a ton of shifts and is always super hardworking and such a kind person!”

“Victor keeps people on task while also making the shift enjoyable!”

“I see Victor Atanmo working all the time and he's always in a good mood with (I'm guessing since it's under his mask) a smile on his face. Seeing people like that in the workplace makes it a more enjoyable place to be and something I can even look forward to.”

“I have worked a lot with Victor Atanmo over the past few weeks and he has been a great person to talk to and work with."

If the game clock was running down in a tie game, I would definitely like for him to have the ball in his hands. He would find a way to win the game while making his teammates look good. For these reasons, I believe Victor Atanmo is the MOST Outstanding Student Employee of the Month for October and November."

- Matt Lewandowski, Facility Operations Coordinator (North Dome)


Hometown

Phoenix, AZ

Hobbies/Interests

  • Exercising
  • Reading
  • Learning new languages
  • Listening to music
  • Basketball

Year

Sophomore

Major(s)

Science Pre-Professional Studies

What do you want to be when you grow up?

An orthopedic surgeon

What are the top 3 reasons you enjoy working at RecSports?

  1. Collaborating with my peers to make RecSports a welcoming place for the Notre Dame community.
  2. Getting to work with Eva Pietrzak and Debbie Bojtor.
  3. Meeting new people and getting to know them better.

What’s one thing you would like everyone at RecSports to know about you?

I speak three languages: English, Spanish, and Igbo (my native language from Nigeria which I taught myself at the age of nine).