Terry Carver and Kim Strickland
CARVER, STRICKLAND HONORED FOR SELFLESS LEADERSHIP, SERVICE
Classified Staff Council held its annual reception and awards ceremony May 18. Presented were the Outstanding Service Award, Classified Staff Team Award and Classified Staff Scholarships.
Attendees heard from President Mary Ellen Mazey, Chief Human Resources Officer Viva McCarver, and Trustee Betty Montgomery ’70, an attorney and former state senator, Wood County prosecutor and the first woman to serve as Ohio’s attorney general.
“The quality of an institution is the sum of its parts,” she said, and it is important to hire good people and to listen to them and acknowledge their contributions if an institution is to meet its potential.
She characterized BGSU as a deeply Midwestern, caring, warm and open place that launches good citizens, and praised the efforts of all those who make a difference in students’ lives in even the smallest ways that make them feel welcome and help them succeed.
For the first time ever, two employees were recognized with the Outstanding Service Award. Terry Carver, an administrative secretary in the Division of Recreation and Wellness, and Kim Strickland, a senior fiscal coordinator in the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering, each received a $1,000 check and a plaque bearing her name, to be permanently displayed on the second floor of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
Some people live their lives in service to others, and Terry Carver is one of them. Whether at work or in the community, she gets no greater pleasure than helping others, boosting them up and making life better.
The College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering has been Kim Strickland’s professional home for more than 31 years. As senior fiscal coordinator, she has worked with every dean and interim, associate and assistant dean in that time, always striving to provide the best possible service to all constituents.