Outstanding Service Award
Avis handles many responsibilities as the Executive Administrative Specialist
for the Chemical Engineering Department at UMD. Not only does she edit and publish
the department's newsletter, she is responsible for activity resports and class
scheduling. Avis has extensive knowledge in the areas of departmental procedures,
budgets, and University regulations. Because of this knowledge, Avis is an asset
not only to the Chemical Engineering Department, but also to others who hold
positions in different departments.
In 2002, Shortly before the start of Fall semester, Avis helped coordinate
the department's relocation on campus. Though the move was described as "hectic"
by one of Avis' colleagues, "within a month, the entire department was
running smoothly again-thanks to Avis. Remarkable dedication in preparing and
organizing the move."
I am pleased to present Avis with this Continuous Service award for her efficiency,
her excellent administrative assistance, and her dedication.