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Comments sought on finalists for $1,000 staff awards

May 3, 2001

KALAMAZOO--The WMU Staff Service Excellence Awards program selection committee has announced 24 employee candidates are in the running for the 2001 annual awards. The individuals competing are the winners of 2000-01 semiannual awards and are now eligible to win one of four annual awards, each with a $1,000 prize.

The candidates are: Luann Bigelow, accountancy; John Carr, WMU Bookstore; Gaurav Dave, College of Aviation; Betsy Drummer, Science Studies' SAMPI project; Denise Forman, physical plant-landscape services; Scott Hennessy, Admissions and Orientation; Carolyn Hornev, Career & Student Employment Services; Lucile Johnson, physical plant-building custodial and support services; Sarah Kanoza, continuing education/Grand Rapids Regional Center; Kathleen Keckler, history; Lori Krum, physics; Megan McCoy, catering; Becky Middaugh, Bernhard Center dining service; Carolyn Noack, physical plant-recycling; Kimberly Peters, Haenicke Institute for International and Area Studies/Study Abroad; Paul Sizer, art/Design Center; Dan St. Clair, physical plant-maintenance services; Mary Swartz, continuing education/Traverse City Regional Center; Joanne VandenBerg, continuing education/Muskegon Regional Center; Michael Walden, Power Plant; Judy Walters, Office of Institutional Equity/Ombudsman; Donald Weaver, physical plant-landscape services; Klazina Welch, industrial and manufacturing engineering; and Alicia Yeagley, communication.

This prestigious award is reserved for WMU's most outstanding staff employees-those who reach far beyond their assigned responsibilities to give generously and creatively of their time and talents, making the University an even finer place to work and study. Only four of these outstanding co-workers can be selected to win an annual award. Winners will be selected by a committee that includes one representative from each employee group. The committee will review any new information submitted for the candidates, as well as the previously submitted semiannual nominations. There is no need to resubmit these nominations.

Employees who wish to provide additional information in support of any candidate may do so until May 18. Any such additional information must include specific examples of how the candidate has exhibited excellence that far exceeds normal job expectations.

The committee will select four of these candidates to win a Staff Service Excellence Annual Award. Annual award winners will be announced in June.

Additional information in support of any candidate may be submitted until May 18 to Kitty Scheffers, human resources, by memo, by fax to 387-3441 or by e-mail to <kitty.scheffers@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 616 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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