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Michael Morrissey, Inventory Control Coordinator in Central Services, has been named the recipient of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh STAR Award for September 2011. Michael Lizotte nominated him. Portions of the nomination letter follow:

“Michael Morrissey was the key player in recognizing an opportunity for UW Oshkosh to shift most of its paper purchasing to 100% percent recycled paper.

“Michael Morrissey has taken the initiative to research ways to make campus operations more sustainable, both financially and environmentally.  He is a key player in recycling electronic waste from the campus and has brought me many new ideas for recycling more materials. In the case of the 100 percent recycled paper for printers and copiers, he recognized the large price drop on state contracts, coordinated getting test paper to heavy users in Document Services and Academic Computing, and helped place the orders before the end of 2010.  In short, he made a major change in campus operations happen by recognizing the opportunity, working with staff to address concerns, and bringing the effort to completion.

“Mike has set a great example of how sustainability at UW Oshkosh is being achieved by people willing to share their best ideas.”

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.