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 SRU Good News for March 29, 2011 




Kathleen Jack earns Outstanding Service Award

Kathleen Jack, executive staff assistant in Slippery Rock University’s University Advancement Division, has been selected to receive the 2011 President’s Award for Outstanding Service and will be honored at the University’s 2 p.m., April 3, Academic Honors Convocation.

            SRU President Robert Smith will present the award at the Morrow Field House event.

The convocation will also honor nearly 2,812 dean's list students, 60 Presidential Scholar honorees, 636 academic scholarship recipients, 143 scholar athletes, 11 community service learning volunteers and other 2011 President's Award recipients.

“I am pleased and proud to inform you of your selection for this award. Your recommendation was chosen from a campuswide call for nominations for individuals who have achieved outstanding accomplishments during the academic year.

            Jack, who served the University from 1971 to 1973, then returned in 1988, was cited for her dedication, enthusiasm and efficiency. A nominator noted Jack was responsible for coordinating special events such as the Celebration of Giving, which salutes SRU donors and the annual Scholarship Luncheon, which salutes those who contribute to SRU scholarships and the recipients.

            The events allow the University to recognize donors and emphasize the importance of private gifts.

The award was created in 1981 through the generosity of the late Robert and Donna McMullen, long-standing patrons of Slippery Rock University who contributed consistently during their lives to support the University’s advancement. Robert McMullen was a member of the SRU class of 1951 and chaired the Slippery Rock University Foundation Inc., board of directors. The award continues through the generosity of their son Doug and his wife, Linda.

Finalists for the award were:

·         Nancy Cruikshank, director of grants and sponsored research

·         Patrick, Beswick, associate director for residence life, and

·         Jonathan Holtz, assistant sport information director.


Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania’s premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.


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