aid staff sings Crutchfield's praises
as a "banker, a counselor, an adviser, a mentor and sometimes
a pastor," Doug Crutchfield's main job in the Office of Scholarships
and Student Aid is that of senior accountant. But he's also
the office purveyor of candy bars, and his Vance Hall office
is the site for an occasional "recess." One day he's moving
furniture, another he's starting someone's battery or "doing
taxes for a former, and very ill, co-worker."
now he's the latest winner of the University's Robert R. Cornwell
Unsung Hero Award. He received the award, a plaque and a check
for $100 at a reception held in Wilson Library.
award goes annually to a current, full-time, permanent faculty
or staff employee who has provided significant service in support
of the University over a long period of time and, generally,
from a background position. Excellence in the quality of work
performed is the standard used for selecting the recipient,
but of equal importance is the likelihood that the employee's
work has gone unnoticed by much of the University community.
Ort, associate provost and director of the Office of Scholarships
and Student Aid, nominated Crutchfield for the honor "on behalf
of the entire staff." In her nominating materials, Ort suggested
that Crutchfield's name and the phrase "Unsung Hero" are interchangeable,
based on the way his "values and work ethic" exemplify the
has been with Carolina since 1978, and he maintains complete
financial records for the annual student aid program of approximately
said he is "particularly effective in dealing with students.
... He is creative in resolving problems experienced by students;
he is resourceful while honoring the rules."
addition, Ort said, "Doug performs all of [his] duties, and
supports his co-workers, with generosity of spirit and great
humility. Perhaps it is because of that humility that we think
him especially deserving of the ... Unsung
Hero Award, for he is truly ours in this office."
award is sponsored by the Office of Institutional
Research (OIR) in recognition of the late Robert R. Cornwell
who served as the University's associate registrar and as research
associate in the OIR for more than 20 years. He died in 1994
in active service of the University, and the award was established
to honor him and to recognize the long-term contribution he
made to Carolina.
interested in contributing to the Robert R. Cornwell Unsung
Hero Award Fund may do so by sending checks payable to UNC-Chapel
Hill to the Office of University Development, CB# 6100.
appointed APPLES Service Learning Program Director
Vice Chancellor and Provost Robert Shelton has announced that
he has appointed Jenny Huq as director of Carolina's APPLES
Service Learning Program, effective March 1.
previously served as assistant director of APPLES and has served
as interim director since Mary Morrison left the position last
are delighted with the job Jenny has done as interim director," Shelton
said, "and we know she will take APPLES to an even higher level
of excellence in the future."
Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Clark University in Massachusetts,
Huq worked in administrative positions with the YMCA in Arizona,
California and South Dakota before coming to Chapel Hill in
APPLES acronym stands for "Assisting People in Planning Learning
Experiences in Service." APPLES plans and coordinates service-learning
courses and oversees other student programs, including Alternative
Fall and Spring Break, and Spring and Summer Internships.
dramatic art lecturer,
dies at 55
Bartner, Carroll Kyser guest lecturer in the Professional Actor
Training Program of the Department of Dramatic Art, died Feb
25. She was 55.
was a teacher of the Alexander Technique, a method that helps
people discover new balance in their bodies by releasing unnecessary
tension. She also taught at Trinity Repertory Conservatory
and at Rutgers University. She earned her bachelor's from Rutgers
and her master's from Columbia University.
is survived by her husband, Paul Aaron, a son Shem and daughter
and shiva services have been held; a memorial Havdalah service
is tentatively planned for March 29, 7:45 p.m., at Beth El
Synagogue in Durham. A memorial also is planned at her daughter's
home on April 13 at noon.
more information on memorial services and contributions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Decorations & Distinctions
professor of marine and environmental science at the Institute
of Marine Sciences, Paerl received the American Society of
Limnology and Oceanography's G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award at
the society's annual meeting in Salt Lake City.
was honored "for contributing to understanding
of aquatic microbial processes, for documenting linkages among
the atmospheric deposition of nitrogen, coastal eutrophication
and harmful algal blooms and for crossing traditional research
boundaries within freshwater, estuarine and marine ecosystems."
professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication,
Tuggle has received a Fulbright Senior Specialists grant in
communications and journalism at Argentine Catholic University.
following employees have received recognition as Star Heels
through the month of February:
Note: The Star Heels Award Program is sponsored by TIAA-CREF.
Winners each receive a $20 gift certificate. For more information
on the Star Heels program, contact Employee Services at 962-1483.