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Kirsten Hebert, a university services associate 2 for Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement (LLCE), has been named the recipient of the STAR Award for August 2009. She has served the University since 1998. LLCE Assistant Vice Chancellor Martin Tadlock and Chris DeIuliis, assistant director of continuing education and extension, nominated Hebert.

The nomination letter follows:

Tadlock: “Kirsten Hebert has taken on the jobs of two people over two months ago due to a hiring transition within the Continuing Education/Extension unit of the Division of Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement. Due a temporary reduction in unit staffing, it was necessary for Kirsten to pick up the workload for the vacant position in addition to her already full day, working many hours of overtime. She has been doing this willingly, with a positive attitude and calm demeanor, working into the evenings and on the weekends.

“Kirsten has always been a model employee. She genuinely cares about others, has a tremendous work ethic and always strives to do the right thing. The recent addition of the increased workload hasn’t diminished any of those characteristics. In fact, she has been a model of dedication and commitment for others.

“The unit hired someone to fill the vacant position, and that person was trained by Kirsten, hopefully ending the need for extensive overtime. However, I know that Kirsten will continue to be the model of hard work, dedication and productivity that she has always been.

“I sincerely believe that Kirsten deserves this recognition, not just for the reasons stated above, but for all of the other reasons that I am out of space and time to write about.”

Deluliis: “For well over two months, Kirsten had been doing the job of two people, due to the temporary reduction in personnel in the Office of Continuing Education and Extension. Over this period of time (which is ongoing), she has been working an immense amount of overtime. She is usually the first person in the office and almost always the last one to leave. In addition to her outstanding productivity, she has been a joy to work with, inspiring all of our team with her dedication and commitment. I recommend her for the STAR Award with highest level of enthusiasm possible.”

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.

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