Ferrari Award winner Julie Carle (right) is congratulated by Dana Nemeth, who nominated her.
Julie Carle, this year’s Michael R. Ferrari Award winner, possesses a rare combination of qualities that have earned her the admiration and affection of many. Noted for being both a “consummate professional” and a warm and nurturing friend and colleague, her contributions to the life and success of BGSU range across the entire University.
In recognition of her exceptional personality and performance, Administrative Staff Council yesterday presented Carle the Michael R. Ferrari Award. With it came $1,000, a reserved parking place for a year and an engraved plaque to hang in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
In their nomination letter, her colleagues in Marketing and Communications wrote, “Julie Carle is one of the most genuinely giving, passionate and engaging members of our BGSU community. Her quiet, nurturing style helps her build lasting relationships with family, friends, colleagues, students, alumni and donors. All who meet and know Julie clearly see that she believes in BGSU’s mission of providing an exceptional education, serving the Ohio community and supporting our graduates and their families.”
In addition to her communication responsibilities for specific areas of BGSU, “she is also the associate editor of the BGSU Magazine, where she again brings her knowledge and attention to detail to help communicate with alumni and friends of the University. In some way, Julie touches nearly everything we produce. . . . Julie can quietly break down divisional barriers, bring strangers together and mend fences across campus.”
She “does not define her job by its title or assigned duties, but does whatever is necessary to make any project and the University a success,” they added.
Carle is deeply involved in the Centennial Anniversary Commission, which has been meeting since November 2007. As co-chair Larry Weiss wrote, “Julie has gone ‘above and beyond’ in her role on the Commission. Quite honestly, I don't know where we would be without her.”
Weiss said, “I knew and worked with Dr. Michael Ferrari when he was on the BGSU campus in the 1970s and 1980s and I am confident he would be honored and pleased to have Julie Carle receive the award that bears his name.”
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Lakeshia Dowlen with “the bird” BG Best Award.
Not pictured: Cathy Swick.
Energy, passion and dedication—those are just some of the words used to describe the winners of this year’s BG Best Award. Lakeshia Dowlen and Cathy Swick were recognized April 6 at the Administrative Staff Council spring reception.
Dowlen is the senior coordinator of selection and training in the Office of Residence Life and oversees the recruitment of new Resident Advisor staff members. Swick is the associate director of the Student Recreation Center.
In their nominating letter, co-workers praised Dowlen’s communication skills and non-stop energy. “She has dedicated herself to the betterment of the BGSU students and staff while also making an impact on the Bowling Green community at large since the day she started working here,” they said.
Dowlen is known for her service work and strong relationships with students. She is also a liaison to many different offices, which requires her to meet a diverse set of needs. Co-workers said Dowlen remains flexible and always recognizes and appreciates the work others do that in the ends helps the campus as a whole.
Called a role model, champion and ambassador for the 280 students employed by her department, co-workers pointed out Cathy Swick’s “energy, passion and vision” in over 15 years of service at BGSU.
Swick has done her part to improve the health of BGSU students and faculty. She received grant money to help fund the personal training program for staff, and collaborated with Human Resources and WellAware to offer health screenings. She also teaches in the School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies. Colleagues called her the “kind of leader who has fostered the connection between academic course work and real-life application for many years.”
The BG Best award recognizes those people who, through their commitment to the University, their colleagues and students, help Bowling Green be its best.
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