Monday, April 20, 2015  
New aviation center prepares to open | Administrative staff honored

Ready to rise
New aviation center opens its doors
Attendees at the ribbon-cutting for BGSU's new flight center tour the facility April 17.

Michael R. Ferrari Award
Waddell makes diversity everyone's job

Whether they have worked with Barbara Waddell for four years or 20, her colleagues are unanimous: she embodies the qualities celebrated by the Michael R. Ferrari Award: innovation and initiative, superlative performance, and strong relationship with the University community. Further, she has been a true change agent in transforming the campus climate.

Waddell, chief equity and diversity officer, was named this year's recipient of the Ferrari Award, the highest honor for administrative staff. Presented at the annual Administrative Staff Council Spring Reception, the award was accompanied by $1,000 and a reserved parking spot for one year. In addition, her name will be added to a commemorative plaque in the Jerome Library. Waddell was not able to attend the ceremony.

"Barbara is most deserving of this award as she has made excellent strides in making BGSU a campus that promotes equality and fosters an inclusive, diverse learning environment," said Dr. Sidney Childs, assistant vice president for student affairs and director of Access Diversity Programs.


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Rookie Award winner Brewer was key to new program

The Administrative Staff Rookie of the Year Award recognizes an employee who has been with BGSU between one and three years and who has played a key role in implementing a new idea, program or procedure designed to enhance student recruitment, retention or engagement. That description could have been written to describe this year's winner, Centennial Residence Hall Director Kristen Brewer.

As a new employee, Brewer found herself also pioneering a new model for student interaction. Centennial Hall, for first-year students, would be the test residence hall for a new programming model, the Falcon Success and Retention Curriculum (FSRC), based on intentional interactions and faculty programming.


BG Best bring positivity, innovation to their workplaces

The three BG Best honorees (left to right) Jason Janusziewicz, Brigitte Green-Churchwell and Jeremy Joseph with their awards
Administrative Staff Council (ASC) recognized three outstanding members of the BGSU community April 16 with the BG Best Award. The recipients were Jeremy Joseph, math and statistics coordinator at The Learning Commons; Jason Janusziewicz, associate director of the BGSU Facilities and Operations areas; and Brigitte Green-Churchwell, interim director of Student Academic Enrichment and coordinator of disability services at BGSU Firelands.

The BG Best Award recognizes administrative staff members who have shown outstanding commitment to BGSU, implemented a new idea or program, and demonstrated exemplary commitment to the BGSU community. Recipients received a hand-painted ceramic "Falcon" replica and a cash award of $100.



The two finalists for the position of vice provost for strategic enrollment planning/chief enrollment officer will hold campus forums this week and next.

Read details In Brief.