Charlene Patterson, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, was recently named UNO's Employee of the Month for October.
The prize patrol surprised Charlene with the award on Wednesday, Oct. 3.
Charlene was nominated by her peers for her hard work and dedication to her office and the students, staff and faculty it serves.
They said, “Charlene is very busy with the demands of her position, but she makes time to stop into the offices of her staff and check in with how we are doing. She encourages us to take care of ourselves, which in turn, leads to us being better able to serve the students.”
They continue, “Charlene values diversity and brings this strength to the department by creating a welcoming environment for all differing people and opinions. She has a unique ability to be a leader without needing to use the power differential. CAPS is very much a team environment, and Charlene has never asked of us anything that she will not do herself.”
For being nominated as Employee of the Month, Charlene will receive a certificate, lapel pin, hot/cold tumbler, portrait, monetary award, two tickets to a UNO sporting event and use of a designated parking space.
To nominate an employee, print and complete the nomination form and send it through campus mail to the Office of Human Resources, 205 EAB.
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