Three staff members honored
The 2007 Helen Shaw Staff Special Achievement Award this year was shared by two individuals and one team, representing three departments in three schools.
Established by the Helen Shaw Endowment in January 2003 in honor of Helen D. Shaw ’36, the award recognizes the essential role TCNJ staff members play in the College’s educational process and institutional activities.
2007 Helen Shaw Staff Special Achievement winners and President Gitenstein.
The winners this year were Norma Brown, School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; Diane Minger, School of Culture and Society; and Dianne Gibson and Mary Ann Peterson, Department of Special Education, Language, and Literacy.
“Again, this year, the caliber of nominations received was outstanding,” said Lynette Harris, director of community standards in the Office of Student Affairs, at the awards reception on August 21 in Paul Loser Hall.
Norma Brown, coordinator of clinical lab education in the School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science, saw a need for more technicians to assist the Office of Health Services with flu shot clinics. She solicited assistance from nursing students and trained eight volunteers for three clinics, resulting in 800 vaccinations. Subsequently, 15 more nursing students volunteered to staff five tuberculosis skin-testing clinics, administering 200 tests. Brown was recognized for her creative and successful collaborative efforts to serve the campus community.
Diane Minger, management assistant in the School of Culture and Society, was nominated for her dedication to all aspects of the production and performance of One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show, the first production of a Don Evans play on this campus in many years. Minger managed the scheduling of rehearsals, publicity, contracts, tickets, the reception, and more, while continuing to serve as the “hub” of the School of Culture and Society.
Dianne Gibson and Mary Ann Peterson, an office support team from the Department of Special Education, Language, and Literacy, were recognized for their collaboration in facilitating the seamless merger of language and communication science and special education into the Department of Special Education, Language, and Literacy.
“We thank the many, many faculty and staff members who put in the time and effort to submit nominations,” Harris said. “This speaks volumes to the fact that we all know and appreciate the outstanding contributions staff members continue to make every single day.”