University of Vermont

College of
Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Monika Ursiny recognized for work excellence

Release Date: 12-18-2009

Author: Dawn Marie Densmore
Phone: Array Fax: 802-656-8802

CEMS Budget Manager Monika  UrsinyMonika Ursiny was presented the 2009 CEMS Outstanding Staff Member Award by Bernard "Chip" Cole, Interim Dean of the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS), during the CEMS holiday celebration on Thursday, December 17, 2009. Ursiny was recognized for her work as Budget Manager for the College.

"Monika is a longtime CEMS employee who has been an invaluable resource to the College," said Dean Cole.

The CEMS Outstanding Staff Member Award was instituted in 2006 in response to a recommendation to the Dean by the CEMS Staff Advisory Council. The award provides CEMS staff and faculty with an opportunity to recognize staff for contributions made to the College in furthering the CEMS mission in research, teaching and service. Criteria for the award include: positive attitude, exceeding job expectations, engaging in tasks beyond job description, special contributions to the College, public service, and being a valued representative for the College.

Nominations were submitted by CEMS staff and faculty and the winner was chosen by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Assistant Dean, and Dean. In the nominations it was noted that "it is important to recognize long-term staff employees who not only have valuable historical information but who also apply that information to forward thinking." Ursiny received a $100 gift certificate to a restaurant of her choice and a $300 shopping certificate to the store of her choice.

"To be recognized by my colleagues in this way is truly special," said Ursiny.

Our congratulations to Monika on this well-deserved award.