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Creighton Staffer Receives 2010 Distinguished Service Award

Creighton Staffer Receives 2010 Distinguished Service Award

Charlene Stender, administrative assistant in the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences, is the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Staff Service Award. The honor, the University’s principal staff recognition, is given at the annual staff luncheon to an individual who has brought distinction to the University in a special way. This year’s luncheon is on Dec. 21.

Stender, a 22-year employee of Creighton, provides administrative and technical support for a variety of health sciences senior-level positions including general counsel, finance, community affairs and more. She has been instrumental in supporting working relationships with other health care institutions and affiliates while taking on additional duties when necessary.

Her commitment to community, however, reaches beyond her office. Stender and her husband Jerry are active members of St. John’s Church. As members of the St. John’s Partners group, they help organize, collect and distribute clothing in an annual drive for the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. She also works with campus ministry to serve Thanksgiving dinner for students who can’t go home during the holidays and is a regular blood and plasma donor for the American Red Cross.

“Charlene is a committed employee whose positive attitude permeates everything she does, from her commitment to work, family and community life,” said Fred H. Salzinger, associate vice president for Health Sciences.