Terri Cramer Finalist for Employee of the Year, Coleen Coleman Honored for 20 Years

Terri Cramer Finalist for Employee of the Year, Coleen Coleman Honored for 20 Years

Terri Cramer

Terri Cramer is known by both colleagues and students for her devotion to helping students and advancing the Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change program. In recognition of her successes, Cramer, associate director of the program, was selected as a finalist for Employee of the Year at Northwestern.

Cramer and other Employee of the Year finalists were honored at the May 1 annual staff recognition luncheon, which also honored employees of long standing. The Employee of the Year was also announced.

Cramer was nominated for her “tireless efforts in the development of the MSLOC program as well as her exemplary support of the students within it from application to graduation.” Her nomination praised her for development of a virtual onboarding process and online information sessions that have successfully drawn a dynamic pool of applicants. 

“She has devoted countless hours to designing career development events to facilitate student networking and social media savvy. Whether she is holding mock interviews or serving as event planner and MC for student retreats, it is her consistent willingness to go above and beyond which has fostered the success of the program and the students within it,” her nomination said.

Coleen Coleman

Also at the staff recognition event, Coleen Coleman, associate dean of the School of Education and Social Policy, was recognized for 20 years of service. Coleman, an alumna of the School, became a dean in 1992. After serving as assistant dean for six years, she became associate dean in 1998.

Besides her major efforts at the School that involve planning, programs and funding, Coleman also contributes her talents University-wide. For example, she has served on Northwestern search committees and as a member of the Change Management Advisory Group for the University.

Coleen received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Northwestern, her master’s in SESP’s Corporate Training and Development program.

The Staff Service Recognition Luncheon was held on May 1 at the Mid-America Club on the 80th floor of the Aon Center. More than 300 members of the Northwestern community were in attendance to recognize staff members with 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service. In addition, the luncheon recognized the finalists for Employee of the Year. Zach McHenry of Faculty and Staff Classroom and Audiovisual Technical Services Information Systems in the Kellogg School of Management won Employee of the Year.

By Marilyn Sherman
Last Modified: 5/11/12