Bari McCormick started her association with the University of Nebraska at Kearney as a graduate assistant in 1988. First, she served as co-director of the intramural program. In 1992, she assumed the intramural directorship. But, Bari did not just assume the directorship and continue the status quo. Rather, she improved and enlarged the program in a constant search for new activities that students would enjoy and in which they would participate eagerly.
Bari is always concerned about students and providing a quality program for them. As intramural director, she has added sand volleyball, mini soccer, 16" softball, racquetball, faculty/staff racquetball, inner tube water polo, fitness walking, water fights, 4 on 4 flag football, all-terrain volleyball, badminton, walleyball, outdoor soccer and 8-ball pool tournaments.
Well known and respected by her peers, Bari McCormick is very active in the Health, Physical and Education Recreation and Leisure Studies department, where she serves on numerous committees. She employs student supervisors for the intramural program and maintains a good rapport with those students.
As intramural director Bari deals with many students of both genders and many nationalities. Because she deals fairly with all students, her student supervisors know what she expects of them. They can depend on her to be consistent in her relationships with other students and with them. Bari's positive, cheerful, easy-going attitude is catching. People enjoy working with her.
Because of Bari McCormick's positive attitude and her caring approach to students and their extra-curricular activities, the University of Nebraska at Kearney is pleased to name her as Employee of the Month for December 1997.