Candace J. Johnson Award for Staff Excellence

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Congratulations to the recipient of the 2015 Candace J. Johnson Award for Staff Excellence!

Sylvia Koski
Assistant to the Dean
U-M School of Public Health

The reception honoring Sylvia Koski is Wednesday, February 24, 3-4pm, in the School of Public Health Community Room, #1680.  Remarks begin at 3:15 p.m.

The following is an excerpt from Ms. Koski's nomination:

"It is of particular note that the letters of support we received for her nomination highlight her administrative strengths but also show how she connects with people from various levels of the organization from mail room clerk to administrative assistants to assistant/associate deans, to faculty members, department chairs and lead administrators. The bottom line is that Sylvia connects with people, regardless of rank or position: a .trait that immeasurably enhances not only our organization but also enhances the lives of all with whom she works. You will no doubt notice that some of the support letters come from individuals she worked with some 25 years ago while others are from people who have known her for less than a year. Her impact transcends titles, levels and time. It is precisely this powerful and unusual combination of personality, competence and skill that 1 hope will compel you to present Sylvia with the 2015 Candace J. Johnson Staff Excellence Award. "

Martin A. Philbert, PhD, FRSC, ATS
Dean and Professor of Toxicology
University of Michigan School of Public Health

The University of Michigan Office of the Provost established the Candace J. Johnson Award for Staff Excellence in 2004 as a memorial to an exemplary staff member. Candy Johnson was dedicated, compassionate and committed. Her special blend of professionalism and personality made work a little easier, and even better, for everyone.

The Office of the Provost wishes to recognize those staff members who, like Candy, are a positive influence in the workplace. If you know someone who truly makes a difference by combining enthusiasm with excellence, help us recognize his or her effort by making a nomination for the Candace J. Johnson Staff Award for Excellence.

A $500 cash award and a certificate is presented annually by the Office of the Provost.

This award is made possible by gifts from Candy's friends and colleagues. Help spread the word: please print and post this PDF flier.

Nominations for the 2016 award open in the fall.

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