Amber Alexander, online program coordinator for the UNK Department of History, received the University of Nebraska Board of Regents KUDOS award Friday.
KUDOS awards recognize university staff for their professional expertise, service and “superior dedication” to UNK and the University of Nebraska. It is the university’s top staff award.
Alexander has been a member of the UNK staff since 2012.
Her responsibilities include serving as a key point of contact for the department’s online programs, managing courses and programs, advising students, recruiting new students, providing instructional design support to faculty and teaching undergraduate history courses.
Professor and longtime Department Chair Vernon Volpe described Alexander as “committed, thoughtful and thorough” and recognized her strong work ethic.
“The ongoing success of our program is primarily and directly attributable to the efficiency, skill and dedication of Amber,” he said. “She has personally directed the growth of our program to becoming one of the most successful online graduate programs in the United States.”
Alexander earned a Bachelor of Science in interior design, Master of Arts in history and Master of Science in education-instructional technology from UNK. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in educational studies with an emphasis in innovative learning technologies through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
She also received UNK’s Employee Achievement Award in June.