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The UShine Award is Presented Monthly to a
UND Staff Member who went Above & Beyond!
UND faculty, staff, students, and public are encouraged to nominate and recognize a UND Staff member who did something special or extraordinary to assist a colleague, supervisor, student, or family.
All UShine award winners receive a certificate during a surprise presentation with fellow co-workers recognizing their effort and a one time $50 bonus added to their next paycheck. Recipients from May of the previous year thru April of the current year are eligible for a one time annual award of $250 which is presented at the Staff Recognition Luncheon in May.
The 2017-2018 annual UShine recipient is Karen Burgard, Desktop Services Coordinator for University IT. This award was presented during the Staff Recognition Luncheon held on May 8th, 2018.
Left to Right: Tyler Clauson (UND Staff Senate President), Karen Burgard (Annual UShine Award winner), and Pam Shea (UND Staff Senate Bylaws/Elections Committee Chair)
Karen Burgard, Desktop Services Coordinator for University IT, was presented the UShine award at the Staff Recognition Luncheon in May and received $250! Karen was nominated by Kevin Kuntz and the nomination stated,
The beginning of the fall semester is an extraordinarily busy time for Human Resources. As such I was asked to assist with front office traffic. Unfortunately, I could not connect to my office computer from the computer at the front desk. Additional security measures had caused remote desktop not to work. I filed a ticket with AS Tech. I also emailed Sheri and Karen. Karen Burgard contacted me right away despite being home sick. She not only emailed instructions that a tech used to resolve my issue, she called me and started the troubleshooting process. Without her assistance while at home sick I could not have regained access to my office computer (an absolute must). Without access to my office computer there really is very little I can accomplish. I believe Karen's selfless act and dedication to customer service is deserving of the UShine Award!
UShine Karen! Congratulations!
2019 Monthly UShine Award Winners:
2018 Monthly UShine Award Winners:
- December ~ Judy Johnson
- November ~ Will Martin
- October ~ Cheryl Arntz
- September ~ Tim Korsmoe
- August ~ Nathan Lord
- July ~ Patrick Bugliosi
- June ~ Kali Stanziano
- May ~ Jennifer Proulx
- April ~ Courtney Olson
- March ~ Phul Rai
- February ~ Karen Bushaw
- January ~ Mark Peters
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/.
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.
UShine Award Nomination Form
For staff to be eligible for the monthly UShine Award, please complete the form below! If you have any questions, please contact angela.holkesvig@UND.edu.
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