SUBJECT: Eminentes Universitatis
Washburn University awards the "Eminentes Universitatis" designation to long-term employees who meet the following requirements: employed as an administrative or classified employee for a period of twenty years or more; retire in good standing; and service performed must be judged to have been meritorious.
Evelyn Anderson, Administrative Assistant in the Department of Education, who was employed by the University from September, 1969, until her retirement June 30, 1998, meets these requirements.
In 1969, Mrs. Anderson was first employed by Washburn University as a Secretary I in the Department of Education. While employed, she continued course work and received her Bachelor of Education in 1982 and continued graduate study in Curriculum and Instruction. During her career in the department, she served as Secretary II, Secretary III, and Administrative Assistant with a variety of responsibilities. At one time, she was responsible for the placement and supervision of all student teachers and worked directly with each of the school districts in the University's immediate service area.
During the nearly 30 years of service, she was primarily responsible as Certification Officer for the institution's recommendation of both undergraduate and graduate students for the initial and advanced Kansas teaching license. She was a valued member of the department's Undergraduate Admissions Committee, Student Teaching Committee, Graduate Admissions Committee and the Department Scholarship Committee. She determined who was eligible for recognition by Phi Kappa Phi and for the Stoffer Scholarship Award for graduate study.
In 1995, she was nominated by the Faculty of the Department and received the University's Outstanding Service Award in Administration.
While awards are frequently given for long service to an institution, Mrs. Anderson merits recognition for her dedication to the many students with whom she worked and the professional responsibility she demonstrated in helping them achieve their goals as classroom teachers and administrators. She has been both a loyal member of the Washburn faculty and a respected colleague.
President Farley recommends the Board of Regents approve awarding the designation "Eminentes Universitatis" to Ms. Anderson.
(date) Jerry B. Farley, President