Frostburg State University Police Officer Jamie Winters is one of six staff members of the University System of Maryland who were honored at the USM Board of Regents meeting on June 27.
Winters was honored in the category of Outstanding Service to Students – Nonexempt.
In his nomination letter, FSU Police Chief Brian Shanley wrote, "Officer Jamie Winters is unique among officers in her degree of dedication to serving the university community, and in the amount of effort she puts into everything she does, including traditional police work, as well as the specialties of university policing ... I attend every commencement ceremony at Frostburg State University, and I see the thanks, respect and shared joy repeatedly expressed by students when the graduation line passes and Officer Winters is on post. That is the most powerful testimony of all."
Winters keeps an office in the Lane University Center and advises student groups planning to hold dances or other late night events, helping them develop Risk Management Plans to enhance security at the events. She has also presented a number of programs on drug and alcohol awareness and preventing sexual assaults.
"Jamie works tirelessly to help students learn and develop in an atmosphere of community responsibility," said Dr. John Lowe, Dean for Student Development. "Jamie is a positive catalyst for the whole university community."
This year's 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 Board of Regents. FSU administrative assistant Susan Eisel won last year for Exceptional Contribution to the Institution – Nonexempt.