Ditrichs-Kunkel receives Siebrasse Administrative Professionals Award

Dana Ditrichs-Kunkel (right) and Patricia S. Siebrasse

Dana Ditrichs-Kunkel (right) and Patricia S. Siebrasse

Dana Ditrichs-Kunkel, office manager in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has received the Patricia S. Siebrasse Administrative Professionals Award for Excellence for 2014.

Given by the Administrative Professionals Advisory Council, the commemorative plaque was presented April 23 to Ditrichs-Kunkel at the Administrative Professionals’ Day breakfast.

Her nominators had the following to say about her nearly 30 years of service to NIU:

  • “Dana’s commitment and contributions to the college and university are shining examples of the best NIU has to offer. She is an outstanding candidate for the Patricia S. Siebrasse Administrative Professionals Award for Excellence.”
  • “Dana’s mild-mannered approach to a demanding job, her efficiency in a dynamic environment and the pride she takes in her work fuels her commitment to helping all administrative professionals throughout the college perform at their best. Dana’s continued contributions to the job, her co-workers and the university make her a natural choice to receive the Patricia S. Siebrasse Administrative Professionals Award for Excellence.”
  • “Dana has always been an exemplary colleague. I don’t think I have ever seen her lose her temper. She is patient with difficult people. On dozens of occasions I have seen her help colleagues and students not only in her own unit but in practically every unit on campus. She also interacts frequently with visitors, job applicants, and other off-campus folks and is always a model of professionalism and courtesy.”

Siebrasse is a retired employee who served NIU for 50 years as an administrative professional and was a valuable member of the Administrative Professionals Advisory Council since its inception in 1995.

Winners of the Siebrasse award demonstrate continued commitment to their field and operational efficiency within their organization and provide meaningful contributions to NIU.

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