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Outstanding Service Award
Continuous Service
2001

Charlene Paulson


Char Paulson, as Executive Secretary in the Department of Theatre, is the ‘glue’ to the workings of the department. Money wise, Char is their watch-dog, aid, and advisor. She fearlessly takes it upon herself to enforce budgets, to penny-pinch, to wrangle, to maneuver, to do whatever is necessary to stay within budget and still acquire what the department needs. As soon as anyone gets a grant, Char is the first to come aboard! The acceptance letter has barely been read, and Char is there with the appropriate forms an explanations.

Char is the epitome of dependability. Recently, the Department of Theatre experienced a horrible month, the entire theatre office complex had to be boxed up and vacated due to building renovations; the department head was appointed interim Dean of School of Fine Arts and the marketing director left for another position. Amidst this chaos, it was Char who held the department together, took on responsibilities far beyond her job description, and used the opportunity to make the department even more efficient.

Thanks to Char’s initiative, her department is much better off because of her. I am pleased to present Char with the Outstanding Service Award.  


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