routinely performs tasks beyond the duties and responsibilities noted in her job description. Not only does she keep the office running smoothly with respect to bill processing and budgetary matters, she has also developed a great understanding of the Immigration and Naturalization regulations and the ways they affect international students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She has a great working relationship with the Native American students and was one of the main organizers of this year's observation of Native American Heritage month. Corliss is also a valued organizer for the International Student Orientation programs that take place at the beginning of each semester. The five groups directly served by the Office of Minority and International Students-Asian Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans, African Americans, and International Students--and the community at large--look to Ms. Sullwold for advice, guidance, and support.
Corliss Sullwold has an attitude that goes beyond the concept of teamwork. She is that respected hourly employee who does the work of a salaried staff member. She stays on campus late into the night and comes in on weekends to ensure that all programs and activities are accomplished in a professional manner. Some of the Native American Heritage Month activities take place during evening hours, while the International Student Orientation programs are held on the weekend before the first days of class each semester. The Awards Banquet sponsored by the OMISS office also occurs on the weekend. Finally, Ms. Sullwold serves as Co-Advisor to the Native American Student Association, which holds meetings after 5 o'clock.
The processing of INS paperwork for international students requires a thorough knowledge and understanding of the regulations that have a direct impact on them. The department relies on Corliss to process a variety of government forms. Among them are the Application for Optional Practical Training, Severe Economic Hardship Work Authorization, Curricular Practical Training, Change of Status, and Reinstatement to Status. She does all of these and many more in a professional, competent, efficient manner. In the past, the implementation of INS regulations often resulted in disgruntled international students. Thanks to Corliss Sullwold's positive attitude and friendly demeanor, and thanks to her ability to see the various issues from a student's perspective, UNK's international students respect her sound judgments in dealing with their many concerns.
Corliss Sullwold is an integral part of the Office of Multicultural and International Student Services. Her background in History of the Plains has helped her to put the mission of that office into the proper historical perspective. Because of her commitment to the mission of the office and her highly efficient performance of her many duties, the University of Nebraska at Kearney is pleased to name Corliss Sullwold as Employee of the Month for March 2000.