Best in Business 2000 Awards

Council of Senior Business Administrators establishes Best in Business Award.

The Council of Senior Business Administrators recently established the Best in Business Award to recognize the efforts of the "best of the best" in business at Texas A&M. The first award was given to Lisa McKown, College of Architecture.

Lisa's many nominators spoke eloquently of her job performance. In testament to her value to the college's business office team, the entire staff of the office banded together to nominate Lisa.

The criteria for the award included: commitment to job excellence, leadership, innovation and initiative, support for quality of work life, mastery of technique, knowledge, ability, and accomplishments above the normal scope of the position.

Each of Texas A&M University's colleges provided funding for a plaque and a cash award of $500. The award will be presented twice yearly, once to a classified staff member and once to a non-classified staff member.

Senior Academic Business Administrator Karen Rogers said, "The people who provide professional business-related support at Texas A&M need high levels of knowledge and training, not to mention patience. Most of these employees do not have a high-profile, exciting position; rather, they perform their duties without much fanfare or recognition. These people are owed much gratitude; they give their all each day for the betterment of the University with little glory."

Those nominated were: Paula Ethridge, Shelia Carter, Lisa McKown, Verda Beasley, Debbie Cline, Christy Jones, Merrie Noak, Judy Hefner, Tina Vega, Sharon Suter, Carmen Rosas, Rebecca Kubena, and Teresa Roberts.

Lisa McKown and Karen Rogers

Lisa McKown (left) was the first recipient of the Best in Business Award. Presenting the award was Karen Rogers.


2000 Best in Business Award

The Best in Business Award is given by the Council of Senior Business Administrators.

Kaye Matejka, Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution, was this year's nonclassified award winner. Her nominators said she is a highly motivated, energetic individual who has provided 24 years of extraordinary service to this institution.

Each of Texas A&M University's colleges provided funding toward the cash value of this award, which consists of a plaque and a cash award of $500 to the employee. It is presented twice yearly, once to a classified staff member and once to a non-cla ssified staff.

Janice Mills and Kay Matejka

CSBA member Janice Mills, from the College of Geosciences, presented the award to Kay Matejka (right).