Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is pleased to announce Mickey Gillmor and Meiling Williams-Reese as the winners of the Summer Term Circle of Caring Award! This inaugural award is a recognition for faculty and staff who go above and beyond their job duties and strive to uphold FNU’s mission and Culture of Caring everyday.
Several nominations were submitted anonymously by faculty, staff and students. A committee then voted on each nomination based on the following Culture of Caring characteristics: professionalism, mutual support, respect, positive communication and inclusivity.
Mickey Gillmor is a course instructor and co-chair of the FNU Admissions Committee. The following statement was included in her nomination:
“Mickey’s willingness to provide caring support, in tangible as well as intangible ways, makes her an incredible blessing as a colleague. While I was gone to spend time with my family, Mickey took on our course, addressing student issues as well as providing a consistent, caring, teaching presence for all students. She also takes on tasks for the university that are critically important and time-consuming, yet demanding and stressful, such as leading the admissions committee. We are so fortunate that she hasn’t decided to retire just yet!”
Meiling Williams-Reese serves FNU as an administrative assistant. Below is an excerpt from her nomination:
“This summer, I was tasked with the responsibility to file annual federal grant reports…Meiling stepped up and helped to input the reports, allowing me to be with my family during our trip home. It meant the world to me, and I am so grateful for the extra hours she put into this task.”
Mickey and Meiling will receive a framed certificate and a $50 gift card, and will be featured in several FNU communications.
Thank you, Mickey and Meiling, for being an invaluable part of our Frontier community!
Do you know a FNU staff or faculty member that goes above and beyond? Nominate them now for the Circle of Caring Award!