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Tamara Mastey, who works for the College of Education and Human Services Dean’s Office and the literacy and language department as an academic department associate at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, has been named the recipient of the February 2020 STAR Award.

She was nominated by Cathy Toll, chair and graduate program coordinator for literacy and language.

The nomination follows:

“Tammy Mastey went above and beyond her usual duties to ensure that our department’s annual conference was a success in 2019. This conference brings in about 100 educators from around the state. Although faculty led the conference, Tammy served as the ‘thread’ that kept all the parts together. She worked extensively to reserve space; order meals; prepare materials; supervise graduate students’ work on various aspects of the conference; manage contracts and travel arrangements for speakers; collaborate with UMC on promotional materials; prepare materials needed for the day of the conference; and manage registration. The conference was a great success. This success is in large part due to Tammy’s assistance.

Tammy also assisted faculty and staff in my former department in relocating our entire department to a new floor in Nursing Education over the summer (2019). Due to the combining of two departments, there was a need to relocate not only faculty offices but also graduate assistant offices, graduate program records and materials and instructional materials. Tammy went way above and beyond the call of duty to not just coordinate the move but also to oversee and actually help with the physical room.”