Deibler receives Circle of Excellence award

Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 3:37pm

Marnie Deibler was chosen as this year's recipient of the 2012 College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Circle of Excellence award. The award was presented at the annual Dean's Staff Appreciation Luncheon on December 19.


Deibler and Easterling

 Deibler (left) stands with Dean Easterling

and holds the Circle of Excellence award.

Photo by Morgann McAfee.

“It was a complete and pleasant surprise,” Deibler remarked about receiving the award.


Deibler’s nominator cited several examples of how she meets the criteria for the award:


... She encourages others to excel by quietly doing and sets high the bar of professional expectations for herself and maintains those standards. ...

... Marnie encourages growth by willingly sharing work knowledge and experiences with others. Recently, Marnie was contacted by [another department] requesting that she share her knowledge of the faculty search process as well as search procedures followed in the department —e.g., tracking needs and methods (database and spreadsheets), communication methods to include sample letters of application acknowledgement and status, executive search website used to post and review
applications, and etc. ...

... Marnie’s customer service skills are simply superb! Many compliments are given to and/or about Marnie for her ability to get the job done and done well. The individual care given to her customers many times consists of assistance beyond “the extra mile” as noted in the following comments and notes of thanks regarding Marnie’s assistance with faculty search processes. ...


 “I take a lot of pride in my work,” Deibler said in response to the examples that were shared during the luncheon. “You must pay attention to detail and have good organizational skills to coordinate faculty visits.  The candidates were very appreciative of the work involved to make their visit run smoothly and on schedule.”


The objective of the Circle of Excellence award is to honor a staff member who motivates and inspires others while fostering excellence in achievements and performance, encourages the growth of others, promotes diversity, provides superior customer service, and is viewed as an outstanding staff person.  Any full-time or part-time staff member with a minimum of twelve months of service in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences is eligible.


 Other Department of Geography staff who were recognized at the luncheon include:

• Denise Kloehr for five years of service and 100 percent on-the-job

• Rosie Long for 100 percent on-the-job