|Staff Senate announces the May "U Shine" award winner|
UND Staff Senate is proud to announce the May “U Shine Award” recipient Vicki Thompson. Vicki was nominated by Connie Hodgson and was presented with a check for $50 and a certificate by Staff Senate President Janice Hoffarth on May 1st.
This award is presented monthly to a UND staff member who when out of their way to make UND a better place. Here is an excerpt of what Connie had to say about Vicki:
“Vicki teaches computer classes to our OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) members. She had an OLLI student in her (winter) computer class who broke her ankle early on in the schedule. So this woman is skipping along with walker, cast, etc. and missing some of the classes. The student had been so excited about this course because she just bought a brand new computer - then all these unfortunate events happened. Vicki called her and offered to go over to her house, work with her one-on-one and set up an e-mail account for her. Well, the student is absolutely "over the moon"! How cool is that? This generous offer to go the extra mile, not just for OLLI@UND, but for all the programs in the Division, is what makes Vicki and the entire IT unit shine.”
All UND staff members are eligible to receive this award. Nominations can be submitted through the Staff Senate Website, http://www.und.edu/org/undss/, or forms are available at UND Facilities, Dining Services and the Memorial Union Post Office.
Nominations must be received by the 15th monthly and awards presented the first business day of the following month.
-- Janice Hoffarth, President, Staf Senate, Janice_hoffarth@und.nodak.edu, 777-2646