Congratulations to the 2021 - 2022 Commitment to Excellence Award recipient:

June Windate!

June’s nominator wrote the following:

“I enthusiastically nominate June Windate for the Commitment to Excellence Award. June has served the University and Student Affairs for over 14 years. She is a true representation of someone who is committed to excellence. June’s impact exceeds her position as a Senior Accountant and she is a well-respected, reliable, and trustworthy resource for the entire division. She is a constant demonstration of an individual that is dedicated to the University and Student Affairs. Her efforts over 14 years have made a huge impact to the success of our division. 

June is a crucial member of the Dean of Students Business Office. In her role, she works closely with many departments across the division including ISL, ELS, Student Transitions, MSP, and the Pride Center by assisting them with managing their Student Activity Fee Funds. Due to her helpful attitude and extensive accounting knowledge, June has become a resource for her peers in Student Affairs and she gladly answers dozens of questions daily from students and staff while maintaining her other responsibilities. 

June plays an essential role in the All Campus Allocations process and she is imperative to the success of the process each year. She goes above and beyond to make sure that the students, advisors, and the committee understands the process and that everything goes smoothly. June’s experience based knowledge combined with her attention to detail has made her an expert on Student Activity Fees and she is always willing to help share this information with anyone in need.

In addition to her role with Student Activity Fees, June does an exceptional job of maintaining her regular accounting duties. She ensures all purchases comply with departmental policies and procedures. She provides accurate information to the students and accounts managers with whom she works. She uses her experience to navigate complex purchasing circumstances. She communicates with staff and students to get the necessary information for their purchases and she handles high volumes of approvals in a timely manner. June consistently monitors the budgets for which she is responsible and makes appropriate budget adjustments as needed. She distributes reports to dozens of students and staff each month and is always happy to answer questions and provide additional information.

June is not only a team player within the Business Office, but she constantly volunteers for other activities in the University. She serves as a welcome attendant for dozens of UGA Athletic Events each year and she volunteers for many annual events such as Miss UGA, Commencement, the Spring Concert, and more.  She has service-oriented demeanor and she always treats staff, students, and the community with respect and kindness. She is always happy to help solve problems, brainstorm solutions, and share her relevant work experiences.

Although many individuals interact with June on a daily basis, much of her hard work goes unnoticed. I strongly believe that June deserves to be recognized for her dedication and contribution to the University and the Division of Student Affairs.”

Recipient: Individual

Do you know someone that has been here for 10 or more years and want to recognize that person for their hard work and commitment? Does a name come immediately to mind when you think of someone who is dedicated to the success of UGA Student Affairs? 

This award recognizes a UGA Student Affairs staff member who has contributed at least 10 years of service to UGA Student Affairs. This staff member, regardless of position or title, has demonstrated exceptional leadership and exemplary service to UGA students, staff, and the community.

Nominations will be evaluated according to one or more of the following criteria:

  • Displaying a steadfast commitment to performance beyond regular position responsibilities
  • Modeling an example of excellence for students and staff
  • Providing a level of service that exceeds their position responsibilities and expectations to prioritize the student experience
  • Positively impacting, engaging, and/or supporting the Division and UGA community
  • Nominee serves as a staff member in UGA Student Affairs with a minimum of 10 years of service to the Division at time of nomination

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