Daniel Solares Honored With 2022 Extra Mile Award

Extra Mile Award Recognizes Significant Positive Contributions

Capital Region BOCES' Senior Executive Officer Joseph Dragone, Network Technician Daniel Solares and District Superintendent Anita Murphy stand together in a row. Daniel is holding a plaque that recognizes his contributions to the organization. All three are looking at and smiling for the camera.
Network and Systems Technician Daniel Solares (center) has received the 2022 Extra Mile Award.

Daniel Solares, a network and systems technician with the Northeastern Regional Information Center (NERIC), has received our 2022 Extra Mile Award.

This award recognizes staff who go the Extra Mile by making a significant positive contribution to our Capital Region BOCES community, and exemplify all of our guiding commitments throughout their work. Recipients are nominated and awards are given out annually at our staff Opening Day celebration.

In nominating Solares for this award, BOCES’ Deputy District Superintendent Lauren Gemmill had this to say:

“Since joining Capital Region BOCES in the spring of 2021, Daniel has been nothing but positive and willing to assist in any way possible. When a situation arises and Daniel does not have the answer, he goes back to his desk and researches a solution. Daniel makes himself available before, during and after hours. His attention to detail when setting up for programs is appreciated. Daniel delivers a high level of customer service, regardless of the ask. The CRB Extra Mile Award speaks to Daniel’s work ethic, commitment and character.”

Additionally, BOCES’ Chief Technology Officer Dave Versocki shared these kind words:  

“Daniel has demonstrated excellent customer service skills by being a good listener, following up after researching answers and making sure the issue is resolved. The thing I hear most is that Daniel puts people at ease when working with them.”

Congratulations and thank you for going the extra mile, Daniel 

The Commitment Awards were established to recognize employees who embody each commitment to a significant degree, and is one part of a three-tiered recognition program to build a culture of gratitude through acknowledgment and appreciation. Our Commitments — SERVICE, VALUE, EXCELLENCE, IMPROVEMENT, LEADERSHIP — embody what we do and who we are.