Committee Highlight: Staff Recognition
The Staff Recognition Committee of the SAC is busy at work. Co-chair Pam McGregor feels particularly energized by her work with this group because she “loves to see people smile” and acknowledges that sometimes a simple “Thank You” can make all the difference in someone’s work life. This committee has two main functions: processing formal awards for staff members and hosting the Party on the Quad held each year in June.
CWRU sponsors two awards that are designated specifically for staff members. Honorees are recognized for their “outstanding contributions” to our campus culture that have had a transformational effect on university colleagues, students, or visitors with whom they come into contact. A call for nominations is made in the Daily in the spring, the Staff Recognition Committee reviews and votes on the nominations, and the candidates’ information is forwarded to the Office of the President. The award recipients are announced at the Staff Service Awards Luncheon in June.
The President’s Award for Distinguished Service: This award was created in 1989 in honor of Roseanne Shaerban, a university employee whose qualities and commitment set a standard for distinguished service.
Hers was a friendly and familiar face on campus, and she is remembered for her “feisty, creative, and exceptionally generous willingness to help others.” In her honor, each year, up to three honorees each receive a $1000 cash award, and their names are engraved on a plaque in Adelbert Hall.
The Robin Kramer SAC Volunteer Award: This award was instituted just this year in honor of Robin Kramer, whose vibrant spirit of volunteerism, boundless enthusiasm, energy, and passion for serving the University set a high standard for distinguished service. One current member of the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) who has a minimum of five years of service with the university will be nominated and honored with a cash award of $500.
The Staff Recognition Committee invites everyone to the Party on the Quad, a joint celebration hosted by the SAC and Human Resources, which takes place the last Friday of July (rain or shine). This year, on July 25th, the whole campus community is invited to share in food, games, music and prizes! What a wonderful way to get out of the office/ lab and get to know your colleagues better!
Anyone wishing to help out can contact Pam McGregor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Member Highlight: Pam McGregor
Grants Management Specialist and avid gardener
In just a few short months, Pam McGregor will be shaking President Barbara Snyder’s hand in recognition of 25 years of service here at CWRU. In that time Pam has worked at a number of offices across campus: in Financial Aid, as a Payroll Specialist in the Controller’s Office, and currently as the Grants Management Specialist in the Department of Neurosciences at the School of Medicine. Pam has always loved working at the university, interacting with both faculty and students, and thinks they are wonderful.
In her free time, Pam is an avid gardener, and it runs in the family. Her father was a landscaper and Pam has fond memories of her mother spending lots of time in the yard. In fact, Pam eventually bought her parents’ house and has maintained and updated her mother’s gardens for years. She plants flowers, herbs, and a long list of vegetables – including tomatoes, eggplant, watermelon, onions, carrots and radishes. She loves growing things and watching them bloom and grow, watering and weeding, and the earthy smell of digging around in the ground.
Pam’s service on the Staff Advisory Council allows her to engage in some of her favorite activities: elections and making someone’s day. Pam served on the Elections Committee because of her interest in politics, elections, and voting. Recently though she has taken over as co-chair of the Staff Recognition Committee and finds it incredibly rewarding. “There are not enough smiles in the world today” she says, and helping provide awards and recognition to staff allows her to create more smiles on campus. Thank you for making the campus a happier place, Pam!
Did you know?
The following are applicable to all staff members:
You can designate funds to the Staff Advisory Council during the CWRU "All In" Day of Giving on June 17, 2014!
Donate online and specifiy "Staff Advisory Council: SEEF" to support the Staff Educational Enhancement Fund. SAC is dedicated to assisting staff members as they pursue their own professional and educational goals
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