| WMU News
KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Ten Western Michigan University staff members will be honored as outstanding employees during a reception at 2 p.m. Monday, April 17, in 157 Bernhard Center.
The University community is invited to attend the event, which recognizes the spring 2017 recipients of the Semiannual Make a Difference Award. The recipients will each receive $300, before taxes, and a commemorative certificate.
Spring 2017 award recipients
Barbara S. Adams, administrative assistant I, School of Music
Kelli A. Bond, executive assistant senior, Office of the Vice President for Research
Regina E. Buckner, business manager, University Libraries
Eric N. Epplett, marketing specialist, College of Aviation
Tom Grossman, chief flight instructor and director of flight operations, College of Aviation
Michelle E. Hruska, executive assistant senior, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Deborah A. O'Keefe, budget analyst, School of Music
Carol Reid, academic advisor, College of Education and Human Development
Colleen A. Sante, administrative assistant II, Department of Spanish
Laura C. Weber, risk analyst, Business Services
Make A Difference program
The Make a Difference Award Program is a campuswide peer-to-peer initiative that recognizes University staff members for their outstanding accomplishments and daily investment of energy and creativity.
Up to 15 staff members may receive the award in each of two semiannual award periods every academic year. These fall and spring semiannual award winners constitute the pool from which four Annual Make a Difference Award recipients—the best of the best—are chosen. The annual award comes with a before-tax prize of $1,200.
All award winners are selected by a committee of their peers from the employee groups that participate in the award program. The groups are the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; Michigan State Employees Association; Police Officers Association; and WMU Staff Compensation System, members of which are represented by the nonbargaining Administrative Professional Association and Professional Support Staff Organization.
For more information or for a year-round nomination form, visit wmich.edu/makeadifference.
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