UNL’s Steven Waller and Diane Carson received awards during the University of Nebraska Office Professionals luncheon on Nov. 11.
Waller, dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, was named the 2014 Floyd S. Oldt Boss of the Year. Carson, office assistant with Child, Youth and Family Studies, received the Floyd S. Oldt Silver Pen Award.
Waller was nominated by Karen Jackson, Diane Wasser and Carol Wusk. In a nomination letter, Waller is described as “dedicated, driven and optimistic.” Waller was also cited for his belief that teamwork is the best leadership policy and for his work in creating the “Caring Attitudes and Respect for Every Student” program.
Waller was presented with a cash award, engraved plaque and one-year UNOPA membership.
Carson was nominated by Cheryl Wemhoff.
“The nominee is a role model for what other university employees should strive to be,” Wemhoff wrote in the nomination letter. “The nominee’s work ethic is above and beyond anything out there.”
The Silver Pen Award honors office/service employees who have demonstrated superior performance while employed at UNL and who have made significant contributions to the university. Each recipient receives a cash award, an engraved pen, a framed certificate, and a one-year UNOPA membership.
For more information, go to http://unopa.unl.edu.