UNO has announced Laura Sherwin, proposal development specialist and technical editor for the College of Information Science & Technology, as UNO's Employee of the Month for September.
The prize patrol surprised Sherwin with the news on Sept. 17.
In her nomination materials, her colleagues praised Sherwin for her ability to support faculty and students within the College of IS&T as they develop projects that require additional funding support.
All told, Sherwin supports more than 50 faculty with funding research and a portfolio of $16.3 million.
"Laura has continuously built programs, relationships, and procedures that have improved the working environment and duties of our college and across the campus," one nominator stated.
Sherwin is also a vital resource for new faculty within the college.
"She works extensively with faculty when writing proposal narratives and her feedback often is sited as strengths by proposal reviewers," another nominator added. "She has built and maintains the IS&T Grants Office webpage and initiated a Slack group for IS&T faculty to facilitate communication across teams."
Sherwin was also credited for her work within the Staff Advisory Council, including helping launch the SAC Professional Development (PD) Fund in 2019 - a first-of-its-kind effort to support all staff participate in professional development initiatives.
For being nominated as Employee of the Month, Sherwin 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.
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