Jennifer Reid wins annual Algoma U Thunderbird AwardFriday, August 16, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
Jennifer Reid wins annual Algoma U Thunderbird Award
SAULT STE. MARIE - It is with great pleasure that Algoma University announces Jennifer Reid as the winner of the annual Algoma University Thunderbird Award.
The Thunderbird Award is given to Algoma University Staff Association members who are nominated by their peers in various departments.
The award winner must make exemplary contributions to campus life, and exude a commitment to service excellence, and the University's mission and vision.
The final decision is then made by the Award Committee.
Dr. Warren Johnston, associate professor and chair of the Department of History and Philosophy, one of the many members of the University who nominated Reid for the award, highlighted Reid's attributes and strong work ethic.
"She embodies the qualities of commitment, excellence in service, and a strong passion in making Algoma University an excellent place to attend and to work at. She is a pleasure to work with, professional in her actions, and extremely dedicated to the University. She [is] an exemplary recipient, and certainly someone for all to emulate."
Reid is a prospective student advisor in the Recruitment Department at Algoma University, and is often a prospective student's first point of contact at the University.
In her position, she is responsible for welcoming students and families onto campus, touring them around the various facilities, and ensuring each student is knowledgeable and comfortable with their decision in choosing the University.
Reid is also a key component of the University's Fall and March Previews, and guidance brunches.
She organizes the events, and makes extensive travel arrangements for the 300 students and families that visit the University.
Given the large size of these occasions, Reid often works on her weekends to guarantee the success of each event.
In all her endeavours, Reid ensures that each student is made to feel genuinely cared for, and not made to feel like a number.
In the 2012-13 academic year, Reid served on the President's Budget Advisory Panel, and is currently the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation's (OSSTF) representative on the Senate.
Reid is also a proud alumna of the University, having graduated from the Bachelor of Arts program in English in 2006.
She regularly attends various University functions to show her support for the Algoma University community and the institution.
The announcement was made at the University's annual staff and faculty Summerfest at Bell's Point Beach yesterday.
About Algoma University
Algoma University offers a wide variety of liberal arts and sciences degree options including programs in Psychology, Computer Science, Business Administration, Fine Arts, Community Economic and Social Development, and Biology in Sault Ste. Marie, Brampton, Timmins and St. Thomas.
As a partner with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, Algoma U is committed to respecting Anishinaabe knowledge and culture.
Algoma University has launched its Essential Elements Campaign to expand its campus and offer more scholarships and awards to students.
To learn more, visit www.algomau.ca.