Dana Park Named Outstanding Supervisor

Posted: August 9, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Stephanie Hay

The morning of Tuesday, Aug. 3, wasn’t the usual morning for Dana Park. Her post as office manager in the Department of Psychology received some unexpected attention when Stacey Remick-Simkins, Staff Senate chair, walked in and handed her an envelope.

“Stacey said, ‘Congratulations,’ and I opened the envelope to find I had won Outstanding Supervisor,” Park says. “It’s due to the staff that I was nominated, and I’m so grateful to be surrounded by such wonderful people.”

Darby Wiggins, Sarah Patton, and Ivan Warner nominated Park, who has been with the department for 18 months.

“I’m happy to see that Dana finally has been recognized for her accomplishments. She epitomizes integrity and grace under fire, while never leaving her humanity and empathy for others at the door,” Wiggins, graduate program assistant for psychology, says.

Warner, grants and budget administrator for psychology, says, “Dana deserved the award because she does not micromanage her staff. She encourages independent thinking, while gently applying her wealth of experience. This trust in our abilities creates a healthy and respectful workplace.”

Park says winning the award inspires her, and she hopes to continue helping the Psychology Department grow and be successful.

Park’s award will be presented on Friday, Aug. 13, at 2 p.m. in the Johnson Center’s Dewberry Hall.

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