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September employees of the month recognized

Kathleen Mason Unclassified employee

Kathleen Mason

Current title: Adviser, University Advising Center.

What that means: Mason is the office liaison to the School of Education, advises undergraduate students who are interested in majors in teacher education, health, sport and exercise sciences, physics, and humanities and western civilization.

Notable: Since 1993, Mason has served as a courtesy lecturer in humanities and western civilization, where she taught an honors discussion session. She also has taught career and life planning and a Mount Oread Scholars seminar.

During the spring and summer of 2007, she also served as interim pre-law adviser. She works with the Mount Oread Scholars Program, chairs the Graduate in 4 Committee and serves on several other committees in Student Success.

Michael Sinclair University support staff

Michael Sinclair

Current title: Maintenance repair technician, Recreation Services.

What that means: Sinclair is responsible for general maintenance of the 100,000 square foot Student Recreation Fitness Center. He maintains some 300 pieces of cardiovascular and resistance training equipment, including reupholstering as needed, and oversees a student maintenance staff that is responsible for the cleanliness and usability of both indoor and outdoor recreation facilities. In addition, he cares for the several athletic fields at the Shank Outdoor Sports Complex on West Campus and assists with upkeep at the Adams Outdoor Educational Center at Clinton Lake.

Notable: Sinclair played an integral part in developing the office space for the maintenance department when the center was being planned.

He has helped meet the many large and small challenges that arise when a new facility opens, constructing and installing towel bars and shelves as needed. As programming has expanded, he has helped ensure that the available space is used as effectively as possible.

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