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UND faculty, staff, students and the general public are encouraged to nominate and recognize that special someone who they believe did something extraordinary. Staff Senate wants to recognize that person who has gone out of their way to help someone else without the expectation of a reward.
This award is presented monthly to a UND staff member who went out of his or her way to make UND a better place. The winner receives a certificate, $50, and a small token of appreciation. An annual award of $250 is presented at the annual Staff Recognition Luncheon in May. Winners are unaware of their win until the award is presented during "special department meetings" or other gatherings.
The 2013-2014 annual winner was Curt Foerster, EERC. This award was presented during the Staff Recognition Luncheon held on May 13, 2014.
Left to Right: Diane Hillebrand, Staff Senate Past President; Curt Foerster, EERC; and Sharley Kurtz, Staff Senate President.
This employee noticed an elderly gentleman wandering in a busy parking lot asking people for help and no one seemed to be paying attention to him. The gentleman approached this employee and explained something was wrong with his wife and he needed help. The gentleman showed where his elderly wife was unresponsive in the passenger seat. This employee had received CPR and First Aid training on the job and said once he realized it was an emergency he jumped into action. He checked her vital signs and called 911 for help. Then he monitored the woman's breathing and remained on the scene until the ambulance arrived and he was sure he was not able to help anymore.
Congratulations Curt Foerster, Staff Senate thinks you shine!
2013-2014 Monthly U-Shine Award Winners:
Joan Jensen, Dining Services
Randy Rasmussen, Chester Fritz Library
Mark Peters, Facilities
Curt Foerster, EERC
Bob Schindele, Facilities/Parking
Brenda Schill, Vice President for Academic Affairs Office
Michael Frantes, Facilities
Connie Marshall, English Department
Cheri Tretter, School of Law
Cheryl Kingsbury, TRIO Programs
Rob Carolin, School of Law
Jeanette Gratton, School of Medicine & Health Sciences
All UND staff members are eligible to receive this award. Nominations can be submitted through the Staff Senate website at http://und.edu/staff-senate/ or forms are available at UND Facilities, Dining Services and the Memorial Union Post Office.
Nominations received by the 15th of the month will be considered in the current month, all others will be held until the following month. All nominations remain under consideration for six months.
U-Shine Award Nomination Form
Fill out the form below for the monthly U-Shine award nominations.
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Exceptional U Award Nomination Form
The next Exceptional U award month will be November 2013. Fill out the form below anytime to nominate a faculty, staff or student for this award.