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December employees of the month

Cathy Schwabauer Unclassified employee

Cathy Schwabauer

Current title: Director, Engineering Career Center.

What that means: Schwabauer hires and trains staff, maintains and enhances services offered and manages the ECC Advisory Council.

Notable: Schwabauer takes student appointments, visits classes, holds workshops and plans student events. She and her husband hold a cookout every year to provide students an opportunity to learn what resources are offered by the ECC.

Virginia Sayler University Support Staff

Virginia Sayler

Current title: Administrative officer, Graduate School.

What that means: Sayler facilitates approvals and changes to graduate programs, serves as the university's resource person regarding Graduate School rules and evaluates transfer of graduate credit.

Notable: Sayler trains and provides guidance to staff in the graduate divisions, administrative specialists and the office receptionist. She also works with associate deans and directors of the graduate divisions to make sure regulations are met.

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