Kay Liibbe Receives UNK Technology Excellence Award

Deb Schroeder
assistant vice chancellor for Information Technology, 308.865.8950

UNK– The 2010 Technology Excellence Award at the University of Nebraska at Kearney has been presented to Kay Liibbe, who is a  programmer/analyst for Information Technology Services (ITS).

“This award honors the commitment of employees in Information Technology Services, who do many things behind the scenes to make technology services available, yet their efforts aren’t highly visible to the campus community,” said Deb Schroeder, UNK assistant vice chancellor for information technology. Liibbe was awarded $1,500.

According to Schroeder, Liibbe often works in her office after hours, works from home to fix problems, and works weekends and holidays.

“She rarely complains and often laughs off problems and bad news,” Schroeder said. “She certainly provides service beyond her specific job responsibilities, and she’s a team player.”

The Technology Excellence Award recognizes those Information Technology Services staff members who consistently provide a level of service “significantly above and beyond” specific job responsibilities. This is the first year the award has been presented.

Nominations for the Technology Excellence Award may be made by faculty, staff or co-workers. A letter addressing the nominee’s exemplary contributions, accomplishments and job performance is submitted to the UNK Academic Information Technology Committee for review.

Before joining the UNK ITS staff in 2005, Liibbe worked as a programmer for AT&T and was a system programmer/analyst for the National Standard Company. She holds a bachelor of science in mathematics from Wayne State College.