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Nine receive Make a Difference Awards

Nov. 19, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Nine staff members have received Western Michigan University's fall semiannual Make a Difference Award for 2009-10, along with $250 and a commemorative certificate.

The University community is invited to honor the recipients during an awards reception at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, in 157 Bernhard Center.

Fall 2009 Make a Difference honorees

  • Virginia Bowlby, Graduate College
  • Teresa Cleveland, Online Education
  • Douglas Gray, Facilities Management-building custodial and support services
  • Nancy Johnson, investments and endowment management
  • Darrell Junkins, Facilities Management-landscape services
  • Robin Lenkart, chemistry
  • Patricia Nelson, philosophy
  • Kenny O'Connor, Facilities Management-maintenance services
  • Paige Warner, First Year Experience

WMU's Make a Difference awards program is a campuswide program that recognizes University staff members for their outstanding accomplishments and daily investment of energy and creativity.

Recipients are selected by a committee of their peers from the participating employee groups of Administrative Professional Association; American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; Michigan State Employees Association; Police Officers Association; and Professional Support Staff Organization.

Up to 15 staff members may be selected in each of two semiannual award periods. Nominations for the spring semiannual award are due Feb. 28. Semiannual winners are eligible to receive one of four annual awards, which carry a $1,000 prize.

For more information or to make a nomination, visit wmich.edu/hr/makeadifference.

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Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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