Outstanding Employees Honored on Founders Day

Posted on October 30th, 2014 by

President Bergman, Max Hailperin, Dana Lamb, and Kirk Carlson '95

President Bergman, Max Hailperin, Dana Lamb, and Kirk Carlson ’95

Three members of the Gustavus Adolphus College community were honored during the Friday, Oct. 31 Daily Sabbath service as recipients of the College’s annual outstanding employee awards. The awards are given out in conjunction with Founders Day, which recognizes the dedication of Old Main on Oct. 31, 1976.

Dana Lamb, Administrative Coordinator in the Office of Marketing and Communication, received the 2014 Augusta Carlson Schultz Award, given annually to a support staff employee who exemplifies outstanding dedication and spirit of service. Lamb holds a bachelor’s degree from Southwest State University and has worked at Gustavus since 2002. Her duties in the Office of Marketing and Communication include managing the department’s budget, working with the Gustavus Library Associates Board of Directors on their fundraising events including A Royal Affair, logistics and hospitality for many of the College’s signature events including the Nobel Conference and Christmas in Christ Chapel, and working as a marketing partner for the academic departments to help create department brochures, event publicity, and other marketing materials.

Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science and current chair of the Faculty Senate Max Hailperin received the 2014 Faculty Service Award, given annually to a faculty member whose service has improved the college. Hailperin joined the faculty in 1990 and has served on a number of important committees over the past 24 years, including the Personnel Committee, the Provost Search Committee, the Strategic Framework Planning Committee, and the Nobel Conference committee, among others. He recently worked closely with the College’s Board of Trustees to lead a discussion about and define shared governance on campus. He has also helped to rewrite parts of the Faculty Handbook and Faculty Manual to help make those documents more clear and useful. Hailperin’s colleagues praise him for helping to create a climate of cooperation among different constituencies on campus.

Kirk Carlson ’95, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment, Associate Dean of Admission & Financial Aid, and Tuition Benefit & Exchange Officer, received the 2014 Eric Norelius Award, given annually to an outstanding administrative employee who has demonstrated exceptional service and dedication to the College. Carlson spends much of his time meeting with prospective students and families to ensure that a Gustavus education is affordable for them. Carlson also provides vision, leadership, and strategic direction in helping Gustavus meet its enrollment goals and objectives.


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