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Four Student Affairs employees honored for exemplary service

Posted on Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Sue Follon Exemplary Service Awards were presented to four Student Affairs employees at the Student Affairs Division annual luncheon in January 7. The award recipients are nominated by their peers and exemplify high ideals for job performance and service to students. Each has had a positive influence on co-workers and elevated the reputation of their work group, their department and the Student Affairs Division. The award is named for Dr. Sue Follon. She served as Vice President for Educational and Student Services at the University of Northern Iowa from 1985 until her death from lung cancer on November 4, 1998. Dr. Follon’s leadership style was built on helping others develop their own gifts.

The 2010 award winners are: Deedra Dahlager, Wellness Resource Coordinator, Wellness and Recreation Services; Jean Wiesley, Assistant Business Manager, Department of Residence; Michael Weiglein, Assistant Manager at the Piazza, Department of Residence; and Rita Truex, Fresh Beginnings Food Service Supervisor, Department of Residence.

Photo 1: Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award winners and UNI Administrators include, from left, Dr. Terry Hogan, Vice President for Student Affairs; award recipients Michael Weiglein, Deedra Dahlager and Jean Wiesley; Dr. Gloria Gibson, Executive Vice President and Provost; and Dr. Ben Allen, UNI President.

Photo 2: Rita Truex, Fresh Beginnings Food Service Supervisor, center, was presented with the Sue Follow Exemplary Service Award at her work site after winter weather prevented her from returning to campus for the Student Affairs luncheon. The delayed celebration included, from left, Michael Hager, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Executive Director of Residence; Dr. Terry Hogan, Vice President for Student Affairs; Carol Petersen, Director of Dining Services; award winner Rita Truex; and Rita’s co-workers Karen Luhring, Tiffany Gray, Becky Apel, Cathy Moore, and Cheri McDivitt.