University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Staff Senate announces September U-Shine recipient

Staff Senate is proud to announce the September U Shine Award recipient is Sahana Thammiah from the CIO office. Sahana was nominated by Donna Ellertson and was presented with a check for $50 and a certificate by Staff Senate President Kristi Swartz.

This award is presented monthly to a UND staff member who went out of his or her way to make UND a better place.

Thammiah worked with Disability Support Services to make the ImageNow project more accessible in that office.  Here is an excerpt of what Donna had to say about Sahana: "She has been so supportive to all our needs and challenges, and to each and every member of our office, no matter what level of expertise we have at this time. She is a team player with a fantastic attitude, outstanding customer service and committed to doing the best she can for whomever she is working with. She definitely shines.”

All UND staff members are eligible to receive this award. Nominations can be submitted through the Staff Senate web site,, or forms are available at Facilities, Dining Services and the Memorial Union Post Office.

Nominations must be received by the 15th monthly and awards presented the first business day of the following month.

-- Nancy Krom, Institutional Research, 777-4358,

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