October 2011 Employee Spotlight

| November 22, 2011

Diane Conrad, database programmer/analyst, Enterprise Information Systems, and Kerry Grummert, student services coordinator, Webster Geneva, share the employee spotlight honors for October 2011.

Diane Conrad

Diane Conrad’s nominator says she is “totally committed to her job and a major asset to Webster University.”

Colleagues count on Diane to resolve situations that need immediate attention. “She has answered emergency calls from the Accounts Payable department countless times,” says the nominator.

Recently Diane was attending an out-of-town convention. After a long day of classes, she was contacted about a problem with the payroll module in St. Louis.

“She immediately went to work locating the right person to correct the situation and stayed in constant contact with the Payroll Office in St. Louis until the situation was under control,” says the nominator. “The result was that the University payroll was processed on time.”

Diane has worked 22 years in her position and says she loves working with the departments she supports. “They are all hard-working and very dedicated to the success of Webster.”

She says there have been so many memorable moments on the job that she cannot choose just one to highlight.

Diane chose a day of with pay for her prize.

Kerry Grummert

Kerry Grummert‘s nominator says his spirit and dedication to Webster Geneva students deserves to be recognized.

“Each graduation we watch students receive awards for their grade records and their contributions to the lives of others on campus,” the nominator says. “And so many times these students started out working with Kerry.

Kerry trains and mentors the students who give campus tours, work as Orientation Day assistants or in the Leadership program. “As a University we have all come to benefit from having these students working with us,” the nominator says.

Kerry has had the position of student services officer with the Geneva campus for more than nine years. The fact that every day is different is what Kerry most enjoys about his job. “I never know what will come in my door next and what it will require.”

Also enjoyable is the fact that Geneva’s students come from all over the world, with 97 different nationalities represented on campus at the present time. Helping them to first trust each other and then work together on projects such as Webster Works Worldwide, Student Government, Webster Humanitarian Association, academic conferences and daily logistical functions is a challenge says Kerry, but “Well worth it.”

“Seeing a shy freshman come to campus for orientation leave four years later as a confident young adult is just amazing,” he says.

Kerry chose a day off with pay as his prize.

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  1. You add so much to this campus, Kerry – you deserve this. ┬áNow are your REALLY going to take a day off??

  2. Colette Cummings says:

    Kerry,
    I have had the honor of working with you and can truly say this is well deserved! You always put students first and make them feel that Webster is a great place for them to learn, grow and practice what they are learning in class through their co-curricular involvements.