June Porter Graham Staff Excellence Award Winner – Debbie Timpe

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The Professional Staff Council would like to congratulate the June Porter Graham Staff Excellence Award recipient: Debbie Timpe! Debbie is an Administrative Assistant in the Office of Field Experiences.

Debbie Timpe, Administrative Assistant in the Office of Field Experiences, University of Missouri College of Education

Kim Nuetzmann’s nomination

Debbie Timpe is an incredible asset to the Office of Field Experiences. She approaches every task with a sense of calm and commitment. She is always willing to step in and assist others during busy times, while still juggling all the other tasks that come her way. Debbie is a problem solver, and often comes up with new solutions to streamline the work of our office. She enters each day with a pleasant smile and a willing attitude. I am incredibly grateful to know Debbie as a colleague and a friend. She makes a difference each and every day.


Debbie Timpe, Administrative Assistant in the Office of Field Experiences, June 2020 Porter Graham Staff Excellence Award Winner, zoom award presentation screenshot, University of Missouri College of Education

Ana Galicia’s nomination

For me, Debbie has been a friendly face in an ocean of unknowns. As a new employee, I know that I can turn to her for advice or suggestions. Debbie is quick at problem-solving and genuinely cares about our students’ well being. She has a strong work ethic but is never too busy to help others, faculty, students, and staff members alike. I am proud to call her my colleague.

Debbie Timpe, Administrative Assistant in the Office of Field Experiences, June 2020 Porter Graham Staff Excellence Award Winner, zoom award presentation screenshot, University of Missouri College of Education

Porter Graham Staff Excellence Award, University of Missouri College of Education

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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