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Current Issue:  June 3, 2002
Volume 37, Number 21

UNM managers honored

Claire O'DowdOf the more than 45 UNM managers nominated for the 2002 Staff as Students Manager Award two were selected for the honor.

Claire O’Dowd of the College of Pharmacy and Nancy Risenhoover of the Department of Pathology were recently acknowledged for demonstrating the highest commitment to the education, training and development of staff.

Nancy Risenhoover“The committee receives many compelling nominations. This year their task was impossible…and so we are recognizing two managers,” said Associate Vice President and Director of Human Resources Susan Carkeek during a recent ceremony at University House. President William C. Gordon and vice presidents Judy Jones and Julie Weaks were also on hand to honor managers and UNM staff who recently received diplomas.

More than a dozen staff sang praises for O’Dowd. She was noted for willingness to arrange schedules and, as a group of nominators remarked, for “broadening our imaginations and aspirations to achieve higher levels of success than we had once thought possible.” A sole nominator said, “Claire has even covered the desk herself so one of her staff could attend a class.”

Risenhoover, with help from Continuing Education and EOD staff, last year developed an in-house staff development certification program for pathology administrative and managerial staff. Classes include teamwork principles, medical terminology and business writing.