Staff Recognized for Outstanding Contributions

Staff Recognized for Outstanding Contributions

Staff members Daniel Casey, Sena Golden, Michelle Shults and Jennifer Gatlin were recognized for their outstanding dedication and contributions to CLS at the 2015 State of Outreach Conference in February.

Daniel Casey

Military Student Advisor Daniel Casey was recognized with an Award of Merit – Series I for streamlining and improving the military processes for meeting the regulatory requirements for CLS military students. Casey was also noted for going above and beyond in seeking out possible military credits that could be applied to the degree. CLS has seen a significant increase in military graduates since he joined the advising team and due to Casey’s superior performance of duty and dedication to the mission of the College, 95 military men and women now call themselves Sooner alumni.

Sena Golden

Sena Golden was recognized with an Award of Merit – Series II for exemplary performance of her job duties in Accounting and Reconciliations as well as the CLS travel coordinator. Golden has been credited with perpetually finding ways to save time and increase productivity for CLS and is well known for her proactive ability to solve problems. Golden’s dedication to every task she undertakes creates an impressive and positive reflection of CLS.

Michelle Shults and Jennifer Gatlin

Michelle Shults, coordinator of CLS Advisement Services, and Jennifer Gatlin, CLS undergraduate programs advisor, were recognized with the annual Outreach Innovation Award for their hard work in creating the Virtual Student Union (VSU) Facebook group. The intention of the VSU was to create a way for CLS students to experience the kind of personal interaction with advisors and each other that was enjoyed by students who were physically on campus. The VSU has been very successful with an active student user base.

Update: The College of Liberal Studies was renamed the College of Professional and Continuing Studies in 2017.


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Mary Hopper

Mary Hopper specializes in digital and content marketing at PACS. She is the project manager for the marketing department's team of writers, manages the college's digital advertising, and serves as editor and contributor for the PACS blog and social media efforts.