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Outstanding Service Award 2002
Continuous Service

Jean Baribeau-Thoennes

Jean is a principal student personnel worker in Health Services who does individual and group therapy with students. She is extremely dedicated to UMD and its students.

She has accompanied students to the hospital to make a fearful trip less scary. She has stayed in the evening to handle emergencies and has talked with parents to help get a student through a rough time. She has done all of this with a strict adherence to the confidentiality of her clients.

Each year Jean supervises a social work student. Each year those students report that they learn a great deal from her, all in a safe and nurturing environment.

Jean also provides outreach to the UMD community by serving on the UMD commission on women and the board of the women's resource and action center. She has also done several presentations in the community on eating disorders and sexual assault.

I am very pleased to present this Continuous Service award to Jean this afternoon.

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