February Porter Graham Staff Excellence Award Winner – Paula Netemeyer

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The Professional Staff Council would like to congratulate the February Porter Graham Staff Excellence Award recipient: Paula Netemeyer! Paula is a Business Administration Manager in the College’s HR/Fiscal Office.

Paula Netemeyer, Manager Business Administration, University of Missouri College of Education, winner of the February 2020 Porter Graham Staff Excellence Award, with Dean Kathryn Chval

Lindsey Wilhite’s nomination

Paula is always positive and cheerful and always goes the extra mile for faculty, staff and students. She has been with the College of Education for years and always offers her knowledge and experience with a smile. When our HR manager and Fiscal manager left the college at the same time she stepped up to the plate and took on additional duties so both HR and Fiscal could continue to run smoothly. Paula is patient and always available when team mates have questions. I’m proud to nominate her for this award!

Paula Netemeyer, Manager Business Administration, University of Missouri College of Education, winner of the February 2020 Porter Graham Staff Excellence Award, with group of colleagues

Lori Lammers’ nomination

I nominate Paula Netemeyer for the Porter Graham Staff Excellence award. Paula is always willing to help others and is an excellent problem solver. No matter how stressful or difficult a situation may be, Paula handles it in a calm and professional manner. She has an excellent work ethic and always goes above and beyond every day to ensure that things get done and done right. Paula truly cares about the success of the College and the University. The College is lucky to have her and she is very deserving of this honor!


Established by former Interim Dean Rose Porter, the Porter Graham Staff Excellence Award celebrates the dedication, resolve, leadership, and overall excellence of individuals making significant contributions to the MU College of Education. Rose Porter has always been a strong advocate for staff, noting that “they keep the place running.” Jill Williams-Graham (M ED 1990) and her husband Dr. Steven Graham, Sr. Associate Vice-President, UM System, joined Dr. Rose Porter and her husband Dr. Michael Porter, recognizing the immense impacts staff have in the running of the college. 


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