Karen Atteberry is the heartbeat of the unit according to her supervisor, Rudy Lewis, and is the connection between University Relations and all other departments and units on our campus. Karen takes on projects and assignments with enthusiasm and commitment and always sees them through to completion. She is task oriented, meets time lines, and can produce under pressure.
Karen has been with the University since August 1975 when she started as a clerk typist in the department of History and Geography. Her varied experiences at the University include service to the departments of Chemistry, Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and the Chancellor's office. She is currently Administrative Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for University Relations.
University Relations is constantly involved in major special projects such as working with the Chancellor's Advisory Council, the Board of Regents Tour, Honors Breakfast, Blue/Gold Back to School, and working with the Ambassadors. Karen is the link that ensures these assignments and objectives are completed. If other offices need assistance, she is always ready and willing to provide support. Karen will go the extra mile to assist others cheerfully and willingly.
Karen's commitment toward excellence is exemplified by her being on the job early and remaining late if needed to make certain the job gets done. She is hard working, articulate and always organized and devoted to the duties of her position. Karen is always upbeat and positive - a team player. When she accepts a project, it will be done right. Karen knows and has the admiration of many people on campus, and is known as a "go to" person for information. She is very good in conflict/crisis resolution and is a tremendous asset to the University Relations department and the University.
Karen Atteberry is an exceptional employee and the University of Nebraska at Kearney is pleased to honor her as Employee of the Month for July 1997.