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Nancy Wright

Nancy Wright, of the College of Nursing, has been named the recipient of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh 2013 March STAR Award.

Wright was nominated by Brenda Garza. Portion of her nominations follow:

“Nancy Wright received a call in early August asking if she would be willing to return to campus to assist during a staffing shortage in the College of Nursing. Nancy, after more than 30 years at the University was enjoying her retirement, as she shared with all of us many times; however, she didn’t hesitate to jump into the fray. She had all her paperwork to HR the next day.

“Nancy came on board wide open to assisting in any way she was needed. She enters expenses into our accounting system, types faculty/staff paperwork, cleans and organizes offices, collects and enters all the data for several surveys that are required for accreditation, and many more duties too numerous to list here.

“Nancy’s amazing skill set allowed the rest of the CON to take a breath and alleviate our stress level about deadlines and the increased workload that had been placed on everyone.

“She has gone above and beyond the call of duty when agreeing to get the surveys done for the CON; taken charge of getting the reappointment/renewal information to the faculty and staff not only for the current cycle, but setting up the next cycle as well; and updating the clinical contract grid while making sure that the contracts are all current. Again, the list of above and beyond is too numerous to list in this space.

“I am not nominating Nancy because she is doing a good job; I am nominating her because she is doing a SUPERB job and going way beyond any normal request for an LTE. Had Nancy not come into the College of Nursing, you might have seen CON office staff with hair patches pulled out screaming and fleeing from work at the end of each day.

“Nancy is more than just a STAR she is an entire STELLAR SYSTEM, all rolled into one package. She is very deserving of this award, and I hope she will receive the recognition that she so rightly deserves.”

Winners of the STAR Award receive a framed certificate, a reserved parking space for one month and a gift from University Books & More. The award for exceptional performance is presented each month to a member of the classified staff who has worked at least six months at UW Oshkosh.

The CSAC Awards & Recognition Committee submitted this announcement. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to contribute calendar items, campus announcements and other good news to UW Oshkosh Today.