June Schubert has been selected to receive the 2003 UWRF Chancellor's Award for Excellence for Academic Staff, in recognition of excellence in her work and dedication to the University community. Chancellor Ann Lydecker will present her with the award at a reception on Tuesday, April 22, beginning at 7 p.m. in the River Room of Rodli Commons
For the past 21years, Schubert has served as recruitment coordinator and career advisor for the University's Career Services office. Her responsibilities include counseling students and alumni about career options and hiring trends, job search skills and application procedures, and preparation of resumes and cover letters.
She also co-ordinates on-campus recruiting and serves as a liaison between employers and the University community. She is responsible for recruiting some of the top-quality companies to give informational presentations and interview students for positions. Her participation on a number of professional association boards has provided valuable links to area employers.
Schubert said she was speechless when Chancellor Lydecker called her with the news. When she learned that 18 letters of recommendation had been written in support of her nomination, she said, "I am very honored to receive this award and very humbled by the praise of so many. It is most gratifying, yet an awesome feeling of responsibility, to know that I have had an impact on so many people in some way."
Schubert's supervisor Carmen Croonquist, Career Services director and career counselor, had the highest praise of all for Schubert, noting her exceptional talents and her commitment to high-caliber work.
"She's sharp, articulate and has a way of making sure that everything is always done right," said Croonquist. "Her solid work ethic is admired and respected by all.
"In addition to her professional demeanor, June often displays a creative streak, coming up with novel ideas that greatly enhance our events and marketing initiatives. Moreover, June's upbeat, outgoing attitude contributes to the positive morale here at Career Services and make her a delight to work with."
Schubert's professional associates note the flawless job she does with the two annual events she supervises, the all-campus Career Fair and Student Teacher Professional Day, saying both are enormous undertakings that Schubert handled efficiently.
She received praise for her competency as a career advisor, having helped hundreds of students to locate great jobs with solid career paths and hundreds of employers to find talented employees to fill their workforce needs.
Lee Jensen, professor and director emeritus in the College of Education Career Services Office, hired Schubert 28 years ago as an assistant office manager.
"She immediately made a significant contribution," he said, referring to a new computer system that she mastered quickly. She later pioneered the talents.
"June was gracious and attuned to the needs of our students, faculty and employer patrons," he said. "Her personality is warm and optimistic. I can think of no-one more deserving than June for this recognition."