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Dawn Abraham

Dawn Abraham, research grants manager in the division of administrative services, was the recipient of an Outstanding Performance Award at the 2013 Opening Day ceremony.

The University’s Outstanding Performance Award recognizes exemplary members of the classified staff whose activities, accomplishments and service are most deserving of acknowledgement.

During her 15 years at UW Oshkosh, Dawn Abraham’s role has crossed into all departments and academic areas. In her role, she provides assistance, guidance and essential information to those who are in the process of writing and submitting research grants to various governmental agencies with the goal of simply helping people. Abraham provides exceptional service to everyone she comes in contact with through her knowledge of complex federal regulations, fiscal guidelines, attention to detail and follow-up. Her hope is to make complex processes less painful for those she works with. Abraham has served on many committees and teams including search and screen committees, the Intranet Task Force, the External Grants Expansion Team and was a Classified Staff Day presenter for many years. Within the community, Abraham volunteers as a photographer for Aurora Medical Center and was one of the artists to design a nutcracker for the community-wide public art project.

Abraham earned her bachelor’s degree in business from Northern Michigan University and her master’s degree in business from Silver Lake College.

To read more about the Opening Day award recipients, visit UW Oshkosh Today.