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Kara Wentworth

Student Employee of the Year Kudos

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Kara Wentworth, a part-time student employee in the Department of Art and Art History, received the 2009 Student Employee of the Year Award on April 13 at a ceremony in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

Wentworth received a $100 check from the UNO Alumni Association for her efforts involved with running the UNO Art Gallery. A nominator said, "It is hard for me to imagine that anyone would be more qualified and deserving of this award. The quality of her work has been consistently exceptional. Kara has performed the job of a full-time professional art gallery director and performed the job in an exceptional manner."

Additionally, Wentworth was chosen by the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators (MASEA) as the Student Employee of the Year for the state of Nebraska. She received a $75 check from MASEA for her achievement.

The other UNO Student Employee of the Year Award nominees commended for their outstanding efforts are:

  • April Atterson (Psychobiology)
  • Christina Clark (Information Technology Services)
  • Elsie Forsung (Chemistry)
  • Chelsea Grajczyk (Project Achieve)
  • Lindsey Johnson (Campus Recreation)
  • Elliot Kruger (Information Technology Services)
  • William McCarthy (Student Organizations and Leadership Programs)
  • Colleen O'Doherty (Milo Bail Student Center)
  • Tasha Phillips (International Programs)
  • Jacquelyn Pirtle (International Admissions)
  • D'Antae Potter (Chemistry)
  • Jessica Reitcheck (Undergraduate Admissions)
  • Joseph Rotterdam (NASA Nebraska Space Grant)
  • Charles 'Chad' Spence IV (Desktop Services)
  • Sherri Surprenant (Financial Aid)
  • Anne Thome (School of Public Administration)
  • Kenneth Yoho (Information Technology Services)
  • Margaret Zach (College of Education).