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 Tuesday, May 8, 2007 IssueFaculty/Staff E-Newsletter

AWARDS AND KUDOS


Ken Wilson receives special Equity and Excellence Award
A special honor was given to Ken Wilson, director of the Student Academic Services Center, at the Equity and Excellence Awards banquet last month. Wilson was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the university's multicultural community.

University Perspective Program graduates 17
Seventeen staff members graduated from the 2006-2007 University Perspective Program May 1. The program is a nine-month leadership development opportunity for CU-Boulder staff members to become better acquainted with the inner workings of the CU-Boulder campus, as well as UCCS, UC Denver, and UCD/CHSC. For more information about the program and to nominate a staff member for participation, visit the Human Resources website

Shashi Pillai receives UCSC Service Excellence Award
Shashi Pillai, Human Resources communications and outreach coordinator, is the CU-Boulder campus recipient of the 2007 Service Excellence Award. The awards are given by University of Colorado Staff Council to one person from each campus in recognition of outstanding volunteer contributions to their campus, to community/civic/professional activities, and to the university as a whole through involvement in staff issues, committee work, teamwork, professional development of peers, and community relations. Each person received a $1,000 cash award at the All Staff Council Conference, April 20. For more information visit the UCSC website.

Chancellor's Employees of the Year announced
The 2007 Chancellor's Employee of the Year Award winners are Cheryl Glenn, JILA, Cynthia Husek, College of Arts and Sciences, Jordan Leedy, Facilities Management, and Robert D. Meyers, department of chemistry and biochemistry A reception in their honor was held April 27. Chancellor G.P. "Bud" Peterson presented each recipient with a plaque, and a $1,500 award was included in their April pay.

Dale Trevino selected for Harvard summer management program
Dale Trevino, director of the Center for Multicultural Affairs, has been named to the Management Development Program Class of 2007 at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. MDP is an intensive two-week residential program that provides innovative and practical ideas about critical management challenges facing college and university administrators, including budgeting, human resource management, planning, and effective leadership. Trevino will join an impressive group of participants from higher education institutions around the country in Cambridge next month.

Nicole Kenneally wins Big 12 award
Tennis head coach Nicole Kenneally was recently named Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year. Kenneally led the Buffaloes to a five-win improvement in conference action, as CU finished tied for third in the Big 12 with a 9-2 record. It was the highest placement for Colorado since they were second in 1999. Sophomore Monica Milewski was also named All-Big 12 singles. For more information, read the press release. In addition, for the second time in their history of the NCAA Women's Tennis Tournament, the tennis team has earned a bid to the 64-team field. The No. 37 nationally ranked Buffaloes will play the No. 23 Michigan Wolverines in the first round on Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. (MST) in South Bend, Indiana.

Athletics honors
Kudos to the Athletic Department staff on this year's outstanding academic accomplishments of student-athletes. More than three dozen students, including 15 with perfect 4.0 grade point averages, were honored last month at the 15th Annual Student-Athlete Recognition Luncheon. Academic team winners for GPA included the women's cross country team for a sport with its championship in the fall semester (3.081) and the women's ski team for those who contend in the spring semester (3.288), among other notable accomplishments. There were also three recipients of the Buffalo Leadership and Initiative Awards, given to freshman, sophomore and junior student-athletes who have exhibited outstanding initiative and demonstrated a strong commitment to service to the CU and Boulder communities. For more information on individual and team awards, read the press release.


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