Sarah Seeberg Is March Employee of the Month

Posted: March 1, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Lynn Burke

Sarah Seeberg, graphic artist in University Publications, describes her coworkers and

clients as creative, thoughtful, funny, intelligent, and caring, and that is exactly how they describe her. Those qualities and her artistic talent have won Seeberg honors as the March Employee of the Month.

Seeberg came to Mason as a student in fall 1976 and found her first job the following January working evenings in Continuing Education as a student assistant. With the exception of an eight-month stint as a legal secretary, she has been here ever since.

Raleigh Steinhauer hired her as a secretary of the Management faculty in August 1981. “He’s passed away now but stands out as first in a very long list of generous, wonderful people who’ve pushed me to learn and explore and provided the encouraging environment to do so,” says Seeberg. She joined University Publications in 1983.

According to Daniel Walsch, director of University Relations, Seeberg “provides the office with a sense of stability and continuity that is essential to its success. In many ways, because of her skills, sense of history about the university, and her strong work ethic, she is the backbone of the office.”

What Seeberg enjoys most about her job is the challenge of getting all the pieces of the process to fit together. “You need to constantly integrate changes and advancements in design and printing technologies into the work process,” she says. “You also need to keep up with current visual communication trends. With recruiting being as competitive as it is now, it’s critical that our materials can be laid out at a college fair and be on a par with other institutions or, we hope, better. It’s the challenge of the bar always being raised that makes what I do fun.”

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