May 30, 2008
2008 STARS AwardEver wonder what goes on behind the scenes? What goes on during summer break when the SHU students go home for the summer?...dancing, eating and socializing...of course! Well...maybe not everyday, but at least Friday evening, May 23rd, as the staff and faculty of Seton Hill University joined together for the O.S.C.A.R. Awards Ceremony. Awarding 5 outstanding members of the staff and faculty who display "Openness - Service - Community - Amazing - Respect". This year's awards went to Coach John Fogle, Barb Strosko, Carol Billman, Laura Patterson and Lee McClain. Congratulations to all! This was my first O.S.C.A.R. Awards Ceremony at SHU since I have only worked here since last August, and I must admit I was quite impressed! What a wonderful team of individuals make up the culture of this University. Their united passion for our mission and vision for SHU was so evident. The food was phenomenal as usual from Aramark, our dining service! (No wonder I have gained so much weight since I have worked here!). Then, to my surprise, my ALL TIME FAVORITE TEACHER from High School, Dr. Terry Wansor, ended up emceeing the event! I had gone back to high school a few years after graduation to visit him and he no longer taught at the school. He has been teaching here at Seton Hill (I haven't been here long enough to know ALL the faculty yet)! My next surprise was that I won a $30 gift card to Sheetz! GAS! Good food...good dancing (and I had a wonderful new dancing partner - Dr. Jerz's daughter, Carolyn - what fun!)...good friends. The staff and faculty all work very hard during the academic year and are committed to the students. This was a wonderful event to not only congratulate the outstanding individuals, but to celebrate a successful year as we turn to embrace and prepare for the next upcoming school year.
Posted by TraceyBartos at May 30, 2008 9:53 AM
Yes, once this party takes place, I can finally start putting the semester behind me and begin working on other things. Thanks for posting the summary.
Comment by: Dennis G. Jerz at May 30, 2008 4:25 PM