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Alice Wang awarded the 2020 Shouse Service Award

Alice Wang, Administrative Support Associate for the University of Kentucky (UK) Human Development Institute has been awarded the 2020 Jacki Shouse Service Award. This award is given to an HDI staff member who demonstrates excellent job performance through their contributions to increase efficiency, provision of high quality customer service, increased cost savings, or enhanced daily operations. The candidate must be responsive, respectful, and work collaboratively with others. Alice Wang’s colleagues shared how she is deserving of this special award.

Alice is humble, hardworking, and detail-oriented.  Her strong work ethic and her integrity allow us to be consistently reassured that everything that needs to be handled in accounting is accurate and up-to-date.  She responds quickly to emails and offers strong solutions to problems.  She always knows the latest changes in UK systems and works hard to be sure that transitions are easy on those of us who just need things paid on time.

Alice is ultra-dependable, extremely reliable, and a super speedy communicator. She is incredibly detail oriented and keeps Early Childhood running like a well-oiled machine. She is consistently kind and patient when working with the Child Care Aware staff which has 80+ employees. It is very comforting to me to know Alice has our backs with our budgets. She is easy to talk to, helps us think through the proper protocol when making purchases and processing bills.

Alice does this with kindness and efficiency each step of the way. She is most worthy of this award that honors the spirit of Jackie Shouse. 

Jacki Shouse began working at UK in March of 1990. She accepted her first position with the Human Development Institute in February of 1998, where she spent the next 19 years until her retirement. Although we miss her greatly, giving this annual award gives us an opportunity to reflect on what she meant to HDI. Congratulations Alice and thank you! 

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50th Anniversary Spotlight on Alice Wang

Work hard, be happy, and be positive!
Alice Wang – Administrative Support Associate

How did you come to know HDI?
I was on the UK job site, looking for my first job, after being a stay-at-home mom for 15 years.
How long have you been at HDI and what is your role?
I was hired November 2005 to be in charge of accounting responsibilities for the Early Childhood program.
During your time at HDI, of which accomplishments are you most proud?
The Early Childhood program was given the opportunity to assist Kentucky’s child care centers in accessing resources provided by a grant.  This occurred while we were involved in closing out the fiscal year, which is a busy time for us.  Although it required a lot of effort, I developed a process to respond to the requests from each child care center.  It was a great success and we were pleased to be part of it.
Please share a fun or fond moment you had with HDI?
All the fun potlucks, birthday parties, and even a Halloween Party one year. A lot of good and fun memories.
What do you think the future holds for HDI?
Promising & bright!
What does HDI mean to you?
They are like my second family.