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Make a Difference award winners honored

March 31, 2008

KALAMAZOO--The Western Michigan University community is invited to attend a reception for this spring's semiannual Make a Difference award winners at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in the President's Dining Room of the Bernhard Center.

The four honorees are Gerald Ditto, financial services specialist in the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships; Betty Merrifield, Valley II second cook in WMU Dining Services; Arthur Smith, technician/speicialist in the Office of Information Technology; and Margaret Watson, classroom technical consultant lead in the Office of Information Technology.

During the reception, the award winners will each receive $250 and a commemorative certificate in recognition of their exceptional contributions to the University.

The WMU Make A Difference awards program is a campuswide peer-to-peer program that recognizes University staff members for their outstanding accomplishments and daily investment of energy and creativity.

Every academic year, up to 15 staff members may be selected to receive awards during each of two semiannual award periods--fall and spring. These semiannual award recipients are eligible to win one of four annual Make a Difference awards, which carry a $1,000 prize.

All award selections are made by a committee of staff members who represent the WMU employee groups that are participating in the recognition program: the Administrative Professional Association; American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; Michigan State Employees Association; Police Officers Association; and Professional Support Staff Organization.

Visit www.wmich.edu/makeadifference for more information about the awards program.

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

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