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Outstanding Service Awards 2006-2007


Karin Robbins
Continuous Service Award

Karin Robins is the International Student Advisor and works with most of our international students. Her job doesn’t end with advising; it also extends to serving as surrogate family for those international students living so far from home. She is known for going apartment hunting with students, helping them find household items for their apartments, assisting with tax preparations, assisting in many of the areas parents might help with. She has even provided a social outlet, holding parties and events so students don’t get homesick and so they have things to do on weekends and holidays.

Karin’s office is a hub of student activity and she works with them to sponsor many activities: fund-raisers, pot-lucks, all sorts of outdoor activities, holiday dinners and parties, speaking to classes about different cultures, volunteering, Feast of Nations and International Taste of UMD. The numerous activities sponsored by the International Club and Karin’s office speak for themselves about her efforts. Although the students come up with some of the ideas, it takes someone like Karin to actually make them happen.

Karin works hard to make sure that these students not only feel a part of UMD, but a part of the Duluth community as a whole. Her efforts on behalf of UMD and its international students are truly remarkable.


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