August Porter Graham Staff Excellence Award Winner – Ashley Dolan

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The Professional Staff Council would like to congratulate the August Porter Graham Staff Excellence Award recipient: Ashley Dolan! Ashley is a Human Resources Specialist for the College.

Ashley Dolan

Paula Netemeyer’s nomination

Ashley is dedicated to contributing to the overall success of faculty/staff/student experience in the college to ensure a smooth onboarding/exiting experience for new and leaving employees. Communication and organization is a strength of Ashley’s, which keeps the information flow and accuracy of hiring information to ensure a flawless hiring experience. She is an asset to our office and college.


Marjorie Dorime-Williams’s nomination

Ashley has consistently been a great colleague and source of support this entire year. When I consider the College’s value of “Community and collaboration”, I think of how much she has contributed to both a positive and productive working environment. Her friendly reminders about payroll and her endless patience when helping to fix a problem are just a few of the ways that she engages in her work to the betterment of the College community. No matter what the issue, Ashley is always polite, approachable, and helpful. The College is lucky to have someone like her.

Ashley Dolan Porter Graham Staff Excellence Award Presentation over zoom

Candace Kuby’s nomination

Ashley is a phenomenal staff member in our College. She is timely, helpful, and thorough. I know if I email her she will respond quick and with very specific/detailed information to help with my inquiry. Ashley is a problem solver and works collaboratively with others. She is such an asset to our College and I’m so grateful to work with her on HR matters.


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 & Human Development. 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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