Barb Wayman receives Employee Achievement Award for November

Barb-Wayman_pp-webBarb Wayman, office associate for the Management Department, was recognized by UNK Staff Senate with the Employee Achievement Award for November.

Wayman has been employed at UNK for eight years.

The Employee Achievement Award recognizes staff for exemplary service and notable contributions to their department and UNK community, embracing an attitude of teamwork, commitment to excellence, contributing to high staff morale and other notable awards or recognition on and off campus.

Wayman is responsible for the Management Department’s budget, accounts payable, travel, payroll, hiring, correspondent letters, web pages, exams and record retention.

Comments from those who nominated Wayman:

“She is always willing to take on more tasks with added responsibilities. She believes in a process of continuous improvement, development, and learning.
“Because of her efficiency and abilities, Barb has been able to expand her role as an assistant to the Online Degree Completion Program in the College of Business and Technology. She is helping update promotional materials, strengthen the support provided to students in the online degree completion program, and identify ways to better track program outcomes.
“The Management Department is fortunate to have an administrative professional with such a high degree of knowledge, skills, and abilities.”

“Barb has made several notable contributions which, in some cases, go beyond her job description. For example, over the last year she has organized department-level assessment data, updated the Cascade webpages for the MGT department, presented at the Mid-plains Community College meeting concerning the BSBA program, created a new spreadsheet to profile the current Online Degree Completion Students, helped create a new Mid-plains handout for students, assisted with the Ice Cream Social fundraiser for Zak Peters, created a new BSBA flyer & postcard, proctored 20 students for the Major Field Test, reviewed the CBT Recruitment Plan, helped with the Comic Colloquium; and advised 30+ students for the BSBA program.”

“Barb is always willing to help others and is a team player. For example, she was able to manage her responsibilities while also covering for a colleague dealing with a difficult family health situation over a several month period. Barb has always been willing to help out and spend the extra time needed to make sure tasks are completed.”

“Barb is dedicated to her profession and believes in a process of continuous improvement. For example, she has recently participated in the following developmental activities: Annual HR & Financial Aid updates workshop; UNK Communications Summit, focused on strategic communication and marketing; CBT faculty Retreat, Gallup Poll review; CBT Faculty/Staff College meeting; My Blue/Degree Audit training with Registrar office; Creative Service workshop for branding procedures; Advisor training from Academic & Career Services; Undergraduate Online Coordinators meeting; One Drive Training; Fiscal Year End Workshop.”

“Barb is always professional and believes in treating everyone fairly. She is highly respected in the department. Barb successfully completed the Leadership UNK Program. She is highly deserving of this special recognition.”

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