The Professional Staff Council would like to congratulate the April Porter Graham Staff Excellence Award recipient: Vicki Fox! Vicki is a Business Support Specialist for eMINTS National Center, a College of Education Outreach unit.
Brooke Roberts-Higgins‘ nomination
Vicki is the heart and sole of getting all of our work done at the eMINTS National Center. Like a secretary directing and managing the chaos at an elementary school, or the custodial and maintenance crews who keep our spaces in top conditions without even being seen, Vicki makes it possible for us to do what we need to do in the field. She assists everyone in our department with on-boarding, contracts, expense reports, budgets, accounts payable, communications and so much more. I would be lost, or at least woefully behind without her guidance, support, clarifications and reminders….and she does it all with a smile and a genuine “how are you doing today?”
Tad Brinkerhoff’s nomination
Vicki has a lot of responsibility managing the finances for 3 large federal grants. She works extremely hard to keep all the numbers, payments and all the associated work moving forward and on time. She does it with a smile and a sense of humor. She is someone who always responds favorably when asked to complete a task and will do it very quickly and efficiently. We are so glad to have Vicki on our staff and feel she is very deserving on this wonderful recognition.
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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