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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.
Jim Hanson, Marcia Kelley, Galen Gasink, and Past
A young student was approaching the stop sign on Centennial Drive when a sudden snow squall hit. Her motorcycle went out from under her, throwing her and her bike to the ground. Passers-by helped her get her motorcycle out of the street, but the bike was disabled by the fall and the student was hurt and unable to ride.
Along came Jim Hansen and Galen Gasink who helped her to call a friend with a pickup truck, waited with her until the truck arrived, then helped push the disabled bike up into the bed of the truck, and found ropes to secure the bike there.
Not only did they drop everything they were doing to help this student, but they were kind, gentle, and sympathetic with a student who was injured and stranded. These two gentlemen prioritized the welfare of this student over their own agenda and really demonstrated that "students are the reason we are here at UND." They deserve the U-Shine award and thanks from all of us.
The 2013 annual winners were Jim Hanson and Galen Gasink, Facilities. This award was presented during the Staff Recognition Luncheon held on May 14, 2013.
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.