Classified Staff Council held its annual spring reception May 15, the opportunity for staff to meet with friends and colleagues and honor the contributions of exceptional employees.  ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌
Thursday, May 16, 2019  
Jennings wins CSC Outstanding Service Award | Team Award goes to Firelands, Education trios
Classified staff employees gather at the annual Classified Staff Council spring reception May 15
Classified Staff Council recognizes service and achievement

Classified Staff Council held its annual spring reception May 15, the opportunity for staff to meet with friends and colleagues and honor the contributions of exceptional employees.

This year’s theme, inscribed on orange wristbands, was Only1you@bgsu and #BeTheChange. Welcoming attendees was Dana Watson, senior secretary in media and communication, who said everyone has something unique to offer and encouraged others get involved and be a positive influence on the community.

Classified staff this year did make many positive contributions, said CSC Co-Chair Toni Jacobs, including 9,996 hours of sick leave donated by 451 employees to the Leave Bank, promotion of the University’s tobacco- and e-cigarette-free campus efforts and significant donations to the Grab and Go food bank for students. In addition, through its fundraising, CSC was able to give four, $600 scholarships to classified employees and dependents.


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Kelly Jennings
Outstanding Service Award
Jennings brings blend of warmth, professional expertise to her role

With more than 65 faculty and graduate students teaching first-year composition courses, General Studies Writing (GSW) is the largest program on the Bowling Green State University campus. Nearly 4,000 students a year come into the office or reach out by phone or email. Senior Secretary Kelly Jennings is their first contact, expertly answering questions and directing them to the appropriate information, person or resource they need to enroll and complete their required writing courses.

In recognition of Jennings’ contributions to the success of the program and to the University as a whole, she received the 2019 Classified Staff Outstanding Service Award, presented by Classified Staff Council at the annual spring reception May 15. Along with it came a $1,000 check and a plaque bearing her name, to be permanently displayed on the second floor of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Jennings’ manner sets a welcoming tone for all who come through the door, said her nominators.

“To those interactions, Kelly brings a warm, affable presence, which is essential for our ability to work with students and faculty and administrators across campus,” wrote Dr. Daniel Bommarito, GSW director. She is eminently competent, organized and professional, ensuring tasks are completed accurately and efficiently, he said.


Team Award winners from the School of Teaching and Learning (left to right) Elizabeth Lundquest, Wendy Walston-Vaughn and Lorie Morelock
Classified Staff Team Award
Dedication, positivity, solidarity of two teams acclaimed

Classified staff are well known for their team work. This year, two teams were so outstanding that both were honored with the 2019 Classified Staff Team Award. Classified Staff Council presented the awards at the annual spring reception May 15.

Sharing the honors were teams from the School of Teaching and Learning and BGSU Firelands’ Academic and Career Counseling. The two teams will share a $1,500 award and their names will be displayed on a commemorative plaque in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

On the School of Teaching and Learning team are Elizabeth Lundquest, Lorie Morelock and Wendy Walston-Vaughn. Each an expert in different facets of the school’s operation, they work together to keep things running smoothly. All three can be found at their work hours after quitting time when a scheduling deadline looms.


Parking to be impacted during move-out May 16, 17

In an effort to improve the efficiency and the experience of move-out for students and their families, Parking and Shuttle Services asks BGSU employees to assist by not parking in lots near residence halls on May 16 and 17. Instead, please consider parking in lots E, N and R, as well as overflow Commuter lots 1, 3, 4, 5 and 16.

To view lots, visit the Parking Services map.

If you have questions, contact Parking Services at 419-372-2776 or

Zoom News schedule change

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