Two staff development programs recognize new graduates

June 13, 2013  

ACE graduates

ACE graduates. Participants listed below. (Photo provided)
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The Accomplished Clerical Excellence (ACE) and the Council for Manager Development (CMD) programs graduated a combined 37 University staff members this spring.

On May 1, a celebration was held in Purdue Memorial Union's North Ballroom to recognize this year's ACE class. Twenty-one clerical staff members from various areas across campus graduated from the two-year program.

The ACE program teaches interpersonal, organizational, supervisor and working relationship skills. It provides information about University resources, general office practices, verbal and written communication, business office procedures, continuous improvement and many other skills.

CMD recognized 16 individuals from across campus on May 7 at a celebratory dinner in the East Faculty Lounge of Purdue Memorial Union. CMD is a two-year professional development experience for appointed administrative and professional staff members who report up through key executives of the University.

CDM graduates

CMD graduates. Participants listed below. (Photo provided) 
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The first year of the program is devoted to meeting University executives, learning about the complexities of a large university and the leadership philosophies of Purdue's senior staff. After members spend a third semester discussing University issues with selected vice presidents and senior staff, chosen issues are further researched, studied and developed into a project presentation with recommendations.

The vice president for business and finance, treasurer sponsors CMD and ACE.


ACE graduates. First row, left to right: Sharon Williams, Melissa Swathwood, Julianne Pierson, Lori Wolf, Shu-fang Chang, Sue Malady, Kara Shufflebarger, and Carrie Hanson, facilitator. Second row: Donna Wireman, Nicky Federer, Guyanne Lillpop, Laura Miller, Jennifer Spitznagle. Third row:  Nettie Haab, Gillian Anderson, Matt Jarvi, Rogene Loepker, Nancy Black. Fourth row: Carol Brawner, Cathy Elwell, Denice Johnson, DJ Wilkinson. 

CMD graduates. First row, left to right: Al Diaz, executive sponsor to the council, Lynn Zentner, John Globoker, Dani Rivera Alvarado, Darren Henry, Bob Geswein. Second row: Wendi Johnston, Michelle Jansen, Amanda Emmons, Tim Riley. Third row: Phil Richey, Kyle Wargo, Bobby Waddell, Allison Bryan. 

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