WMU News

Twelve staff members honored for excellence

March 21, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- Twelve outstanding Western Michigan University staff members have been selected to receive semiannual Staff Service Excellence Awards, each with a $100 prize and commemorative certificate.

Staff Service Excellence Award recipients are nominated by their peers and selected by a group of peers to recognize excellence in service far beyond job requirements.

Four winners are from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees ranks. They are: Carol B. Case, landscape services; Thomas W. Clark, landscape services; Frances J. Jess, dining services; and Scott M. Keeler, maintenance services.

Eight winners are from professional, administrative, clerical and technical employee groups. They are: Nancy L. Arneson, chemistry; Joan E. Ashley, WMU Apartments; Sean M. Bashaw, chemistry; Sherry K. Bate, College of Fine Arts; Dace Copeland, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Pamela D. Ross, WMU Unified Clinics; Laura L. Sheppard, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences; and Patricia A. (Brown) Weber, finance and commercial law.

The winners of the winter awards will join winners of the fall 2001 awards to form a pool from which four employees will be selected this spring to win an annual Staff Service Excellence Award, which carries with it a $1,000 prize.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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