The July, 2006 Employee of the Month is Karen Atteberry, Administrative Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for University Relations.
Karen Atteberry 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.
Karen is the epitome of what every employee at the University of Nebraska at Kearney should be. She provides exemplary service doing her daily work with a pleasant, cheerful disposition. Karen is committed to excellence in everything she does. She accepts every project and assignment with enthusiasm. Karen is task oriented and dependable. She is consistent, unfailing, and accurate in carrying our her responsibilities.
University Relations is involved in every major special function on campus, including in this past year the UNK Centennial events, Nebraska State Quarter Launch, Board of Regents meeting, Blue and Gold Welcome Week, Homecoming, numerous Chancellor's social events, and Commencements. Karen is the link that ensures these events are completed successfully. Her receiving the Employee of the Month at this time is especially relevant because of what she does for every Commencement (May, December, and now July). For every Commencement, Karen's duties include coordinating the following: physical set-up, stage decorations, video taping and web broadcast of ceremony, food service, rehearsal exercises, commencement and honors breakfast programs, Honorary Degree awards, Honors Medallions, transportation, Student Ambassadors, Honors Breakfast, photographer, press releases, ceremony hostesses, and reserved parking. Karen plans, organizes and completes these tasks three times a year in the shortest, most efficient manner. And, she does it cheerfully and willingly.
UNK is lucky to have Karen Atteberry as one of its employees and I am personally lucky for having the opportunity to work with Karen these last two years. She is a great person, as well as being a wonderful employee.
Please join me in congratulating Karen Atteberry as the July 2006 UNK Employee of the Month!
The Employee of the Month is sponsored by: UNK Athletics, UNK Theater, Campus Cuts, Chartwells and the Antelope Bookstore.