Susan E. Eisel of Frostburg, administrative assistant in the Frostburg State University Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, is one of six staff members the University System of Maryland Board of Regents honored at its July 10 meeting. Eisel was honored in the category of Exceptional Contribution to the Institution -- Nonexempt.
The six award-winners were selected from across the University System based on nominations and letters of support from colleagues, culminating in a formal recommendation from the Council of University System Staff. The Regents' Staff Awards, now in its third year, represent the highest honor bestowed by the Board for achievements of the exempt (salaried) and non-exempt (hourly) employees of the USM institutions. Each award carries a $1,000 prize, provided by the institutions and the University of Maryland Foundation.
In his nomination letter, Robert Lewis, a professor in the department, said that Eisel, an employee for more than 35 years, "has performed astounding amounts of work in managing the day-to-day business of the department. ... She has made exceptionally positive connections with a wide variety of students, faculty members, administrators and fellow staff members. She is so highly regarded that virtually all of our former students who return to campus make a visit to her office to greet her; she remembers every one of them."
Eisel's activities include acting as coordinator of the 32nd World Congress of the International Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation; member of the Board of Directors of the FSU Bobcat Club; member of the FSU President's Cabinet; member of the faculty/staff campaign for the FSU Second Century Campaign, and many others.
"Each year staff members are recognized for making exceptional contributions to their organizations, to students and to the university community," said Nathan A. Chapman, chairman of the Board. "I would like to thank all of our awardees for their remarkable efforts at our institutions and beyond, and to acknowledge the hard work of every USM staff member. It is much appreciated."
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