Five employees lauded for excellence, dedication
Five U of G employees were named recipients of the President's Awards for Exemplary Staff Service at the community breakfast Sept. 7. President Alastair Summerlee presented the honours during the annual event, which drew more than 1,000 people.
The awards recognize staff members who have made a lasting impression on their colleagues by consistently demonstrating a commitment to excellence and exceeding the expectations of their normal job responsibilities.
This year's recipients are:
Recipients are chosen from nominations submitted by colleagues and selected by a committee. This year, 33 staff members were nominated.
“We are truly fortunate to have such a remarkable group of people on staff,” said Summerlee, “and each nominee has without a doubt been an inspiration to those around them. I thank each of these people for bringing something special to the lives of their colleagues and for making our campus a great place to work.”
The recipients of three awards that honour community volunteer- ism and dedication were also recognized at the breakfast.
Irene Thompson, associate director of residence life, received the University of Guelph Alumni Association Employee Volunteer Award for the time and energy she devotes to volunteer work.
Jennifer Kingswell, a secretary in the Department of Plant Agriculture, received the Steelworkers Local 4120 Susanne Sprowl Community Service Award, which honours contributions to the external community through community spirit and volunteer work.
The Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising Medallion was presented to Prof. Valerie Allen of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management for outstanding contributions to academic advising.
In addition, employees who are marking their 25th year at U of G this year were honoured at the breakfast.
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