|Staff Senate announces October U-Shine award winner|
UND Staff Senate is proud to announce the October “U Shine Award” recipient Karen Burgard, Human Resources. Karen was nominated by Cheryl Widman and was presented with a check for $50 and a certificate by Staff Senate President, Loren Liepold, on Oct. 8.
This award is presented monthly to a UND staff member who went out of their way to make UND a better place. Here is an excerpt of what Cheryl had to say about Karen:
One day, Karen “was walking back in after lunch and there was another Twamley employee trying to give directions to a grad student. This employee wasn’t sure where the student needed to go, so she asked Karen if she had any idea where she needed to be. And, yes, Karen did know, so she was trying to point her in the right direction. The student had her car parked out front and didn’t want to leave it, so Karen could point her in the right direction from the other side of Twamley. So, just like Karen, she told the student “Let’s just get into your car and I’ll show you.” They proceeded to find a parking space on the North Side of University Avenue. The student needed to go to McCannel Hall, so Karen walked with her to her destination and got her to where she needed to be to take a placement test, I believe. Many of us have given directions to students and other people who are on our campus, but how many actually get into their vehicles and personally get them to where they need to be? That is just the kind of person Karen is; always willing to help others by whatever means.”
-- Shari Nelson, Asst. Director of Learning Services, Student Success Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2117