Darlene Jatczak was hired in the Residence Life division of the University of Nebraska at Kearney in September 1983 and has been with that department for 13 years. Her nominators affirm that she is a loyal and dependable part of the residence life team. Above and beyond her normal duties Darlene makes her work area pleasant for all by planting flowers outside the residence halls in the spring, tending to the flower beds, watering the grass during the summer, baking breads for special occasions, coordinating the organization of the office kitchen, and making popcorn for the building custodian.
Darlene works in an office comprised of many graduate students and has been known to "adopt" any and all students. She makes sure individuals on the team adjust to the transition of a new environment, provides them with kind words and thoughtful gifts, and is always making sure people understand their job assignments and how to best complete their tasks. Her attention to follow-up is commendable.
Darlene gives her undivided attention to whatever activity she is involved in. Her commitment toward excellence in the quality of her daily work is outstanding. She is always at work at 7:30 a.m. and is rarely out of the office during the day. She is extremely accurate and efficient with her work and takes the time to follow up on information in order to do the best job she can. Darlene is able to juggle multiple tasks and respond to last minute duties as they arise.
Her nominators relate that "Darlene is competent, helpful and engaging with a terrific sense of humor and an interest in everyone. She adds a wonderful tone to out office and is loved and appreciated by both students and co-workers."
In light of her exemplary service to her department and to the campus, the University of Nebraska at Kearney is pleased to announce Darlene Jatczak as the Employee of the Month for June 1997.