Monday, April 30, 2012

Alum Receives Outstanding Campus Service Award From UNK

Colten Venteicher '08

Students considered for this award work on campus, in various offices, to improve the campus life for other students, faculty and staff.

“Colten’s excellence in providing tutoring to the University of Nebraska at Kearney population on behalf of the Learning Commons and Academic Success offices sets a perfect example of a truly outstanding advocate for the UNK campus,” said Chelsea Swarm, UNK Human Resources payroll technician. “Colten began his position as a Writing Center Tutor in January of 2010. Since that time, Colten has demonstrated leadership, creativity, attention to detail, professionalism, initiative, respect and care for others, and an overall excellent work ethic. His drive and organizational skills were demonstrated last November at the National Day on Writing, which he coordinated.

“His contributions to the successful event involved everything from applying for funds to rallying help for the sign-in tables and introducing workshops, in addition to the many, many other details required in the event,” Swarm said. “He was so committed to the event that he has even begun preparations for next year’s event. This truly shows dedication to not only his position within the Learning Commons, but also to UNK.”
(Colten recently graduated with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and is now working on his M.B.A. He will be Co-Director of Camp Mount Michael this summer)