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!