RAPID CITY, S.D. (Aug. 8, 2013) - Genene Sigler, Program Assistant I in the Office of Admissions, has been named the Aug. 2013 Traditions of Excellence Award (TEA) Recipient.
Genene was selected based on these comments from the nomination package:
"As the sole application processor in the Office of Admissions, Genene reviews nearly 2,000 applications for admission each year. To be able to effectively review each transcript and set of scores, she has developed incredible time management skills. Subsequently, anxious students hear back on their admissions decision within a very short period of time."
Nominators added that her oversight of student assistants allowed the student assistant program to dramatically improve, becoming more organized and efficient while allowing staff members to focus on more complex problems. They also pointed to her wonderfully rich outlook on the institutions, coworkers and the role she plays in prospective students' lives as further reason to select Genene for the TEA award.
Sigler will receive her certificate and pin at the Career Service General Membership meeting on Aug. 15, 2013.
TEA awards are given by the Career Service Council in conjunction with the Office of the President. Campus members nominate a Career Service employee whom they feel has performed their assigned duties at a high level or above and beyond expectations; taken the initiative to promote the concept of successful job completion and promoted a positive working relationship with students, faculty and staff.
Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls more than 2,400 students from 32 countries, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. The average starting salary for 2012 graduates was $62,696 with a 98 percent placement rate. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sdsmt and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sdsmt.