Tina Lindon, Staff Assistant for the University of Kentucky (UK) Human Development Institute has been selected to receive the 2022 Jacki Shouse Service Award. Tina has served the University for 37 years and worked with Jacki for many of those years.
This award is given to an HDI staff member who demonstrates excellent job performance through their contributions to increase efficiency, provision of high-quality customer service, increased cost savings, or enhanced daily operations. The candidate must be responsive, respectful, and work collaboratively with others.
Tina is kind, dependable, hardworking, and has impacted nearly all HDI’s projects. She is responsive and prompt in completing tasks, and always willing to assist with any project with whatever task is needed. Much like Jacki, she has taken on more responsibilities in her workload, always willing to learn new skills and processes. Her commitment to HDI has been consistent and sustained.
One nomination noted how she communicates often, asks questions to clarify what is needed, follows up to tell me the task is done, and always takes a moment to ask how they are doing and share something personal to remind them that our relationships with each other are what matters most.
Jacki Shouse began working at UK in March of 1990. She accepted her first position with the Human Development Institute in February of 1998, where she spent the next 19 years until her retirement. Although we miss her greatly, giving this annual award gives us an opportunity to reflect on what she meant to HDI.