The President's Award for Exemplary Service
This award honours the exceptional contribution of members of the administrative and support staff of Memorial University and its agencies. The award is given in recognition of continuous exemplary service to the university by those who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in their role within the university community. The award acknowledges nominees who perform actions of significant merit that benefit the university community and are over and above the nominee's normal employment responsibilities.
Housing, Food and Conference Services
Student Affairs and Services
Making Paton College a home away from home is what Rosalyn Blackwood strives for each day. As manager of accommodations with Housing, Food and Conference Services, she helps ease the transition to university life for hundreds of students every year. A respected employee of Memorial for the past 24 years, Ms. Blackwood goes above and beyond her day job and often works well into the evening hours to ensure that students achieve success at the university. What sets her apart is her never ending commitment to Memorial's local, national and international students. In recognition of her excellent service and commitment to students with disabilities Ms. Blackwood was previously awarded the prestigious Glenn Roy Blundon Award.
Psychology, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College
Kelly Brown was born and raised in Corner Brook and attended Sir Wilfred Grenfell College where she was taught by many of the professors she now calls her co workers. She graduated from Memorial with a bachelor of science (honours) degree as well as a master of science in applied social psychology. In September 1995, she began working in the Psychology Department at Grenfell as an instructional assistant. Four years later she became a laboratory instructor. In addition to teaching psychology statistics labs, Ms. Brown also teaches a sexual behavior course, assists with high school interviews during the University's Spring recruitment.
David Miller's roots at Memorial University stretch back to when he was student. He graduated with a bachelor of science (honours) degree in chemistry in 1985 and completed his master of science in 1989 specializing in organic chemistry. In 1995, after spending some time as an instructional assistant and laboratory instructor he became a research assistant in the X ray crystallography laboratory, which led to a managerial position running the NMR and crystallographic labs. The expanding analytical chemistry facilities were co ordinated through C CART (Centre for Chemical Analysis Research and Training) in 2002, and Mr. Miller took on the role of director. In 2003, he was seconded to the Office of the Vice President (Research) to spearhead the development of a university wide research equipment network known as Core Research Equipment And Instrument Training Network or CREAIT which he now heads.
Faculty of Medicine
A valued employee on Memorial's St. John's campus since 1981, Janet McHugh's career has been marked by a number of promotions and outstanding achievements. She was instrumental in the development of an extremely fair admissions process for the Faculty of Medicine ? a process which has been since been recognized nationally for being on the cutting edge with respect to its policies, processes and fair treatment of its applicants. As admissions officer, Ms. McHugh assists hundreds of students who wish to pursue a career in medicine. She has also helped create the admissions website and online admission process. In 1987, she received the Killick Award which is presented to a member of the Faculty of Medicine who has made an outstanding contribution to a graduating class. Ms. McHugh is a respected member of the Memorial community and is an enthusiastic co worker.
Glenn Roy Blundon Centre for Students with Disabilities
Student Affairs and Services
During her 25 year tenure at Memorial University, Ruth North has worked in the Department of Human Resources and the Division of Labour Relations and has been the assistant to the special advisor to the president on labour relations. But her most lasting impression on the university community has been as the founding co ordinator of the Glenn Roy Blundon Centre for Students with Disabilities, a position she has held since 1991. Ms. North is responsible for ensuring students with short and long term disabilities associated with learning, vision, hearing, mobility, chronic illnesses and psychiatric conditions have the services they need in order to succeed at Memorial. Ms. North has a bachelor of vocational education degree and a master of education (post secondary education, student services/development) from Memorial and a diploma of applied arts from the College of the North Atlantic. She has received the award of accomplishment from the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services and the award of excellence from the Atlantic Association of College and University Student Services.