Blanco, Loock and Veihmeyer Receive Staff Excellence Awards
Three staff members at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of
Business were honored at the school’s faculty and staff assembly on May 11 as
the recipients of the 2012 Staff Excellence Awards.
The Staff Excellence Awards were established in 2008 to recognize the
critical role that non-academic staff members play in the Smith School's
success. In creating the awards, the Smith School strives to single out and
personally recognize staff members for their superior performance and
significant contributions each year.
Recipients of the award display quality and consistency in their job
performance, a high commitment to the school, and strong customer service. They
also have a significant impact and make important contributions to Smith’s sense
of community among students, staff, faculty, and administration.
The 2012 awardees are Justina Blanco, coordinator of the PhD Program; Rachel
Loock, director of undergraduate student programming for the Office of Career
Services (OCS); and Jesse Veihmeyer, IT coordinator in the Office of Smith IT.
They were selected out of a pool of more than 25 nominees and will each receive
a $1,000 cash award and a plaque.
Veihmeyer, the first recipient of the award, received multiple nominations.
Here’s what his nominators had to say about him:
Blanco received the second award, after the following bits of praise from her
OCS’s Loock was the third and final recipient of the 2012 Staff Excellence
Award. Like the two other recipients, her nominators had phenomenal praise to
send her way:
Students, staff members, faculty and administrators submitted nominations for
the awards, and all levels of full-time, regular, non-academic staff members who
have worked at the Smith School for three years or longer were eligible for
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About the Robert H. Smith School of Business
The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader
in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the
University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate,
full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, MS in business, PhD and executive
education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The
school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning
locations in North America and Asia.