Staff members honored with Outstanding Work Performance Award
A pair of staff members from the School of Education were honored for their outstanding service to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at the 20th annual Classified Staff Spring Awards Ceremony in the Dreyfus University Center Alumni Room on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.
Betty Kieliszewski and Linda Mirr were honored with the Outstanding Work Performance Award, which recognizes performance and exceptional work outside of the employee’s normal work duties, and received a certificate and monetary amount of $100 from the Classified Staff Advisory Council (CSAC).
Kieliszewski, a university services associate 2, completed the School of Education’s four-year scanning project which involved almost 15,000 files. Additional state laws for assessments in teacher education have required Kieliszewski to work with IT to make sure UWSP is prepared for the data entry that is needed. Other requirements for online services have brought Kieliszewski to work closely with IT. Her dedication to the School of Education and UWSP is a trait to be commended. Kieliszewski was nominated by Maggie Beeber.
Changes in the department have expanded Mirr’s role as an academic department associate in the School of Education. A joint end-of-the-year banquet for scholarship winners and cooperating teachers, combined with a professional presentation involving an endowment, was added this year. One faculty member stated, “Linda has such a calm demeanor.” Mirr, nominated by Patty Caro, was also presented a 25-year pin during the ceremony.
Judy Yenter, who has worked in the UWSP Department of Military Science for 35 years, also earned a longevity service award.
The Classified Staff Advisory Council serves on behalf of all represented and non-represented classified staff employees, limited term employees, and project appointment employees at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
The purpose of the CSAC is to promote active participation in university decision-making, informed communication and a positive professional environment for all classified employees. The organization supports equality, respect and a spirit of collegiality among all members of the university community, including faculty staff and students.