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Michelle Bledsoe and Bradley Baker Named McCormick STAR Award Winners

Michelle Bledsoe and Bradley Baker

Michelle Bledsoe and Bradley Baker, program assistants in the McCormick Office of Career Development, were recently named the fall STAR award winners at a McCormick staff recognition event.

The STAR award, which stands for Staff Team Appreciation and Recognition award, is given quarterly to a McCormick staff member who demonstrates leadership and goes above and beyond regular job duties. Staff and faculty can nominate potential award winners, and a selection committee recommends a finalist to the dean for selection.

The award is usually given to one person; in this case, Bledsoe and Baker worked together to support the career development needs of McCormick students. They developed an idea to create and present a series of six workshops to train their fellow advisers. They created Powerpoint presentations, handouts, and reports to illustrate the program’s policies and procedures, and they made recommendations to improve current processes.

“As a result of these workshops and your recommendations, improvements are being made to current processes; particularly, the office is reviewing bids for a new on-line information management system,” states the award. “Your collaboration on this project demonstrates the valued NU behaviors by advancing the office’s internal collegiality, efficiency and customer focus.”