Three recognized as ‘Outstanding’ PUC employees

Three local residents have been named Purdue University Calumet’s outstanding employees for the 2009-10 fiscal year.

Fitness Center Coordinator John Bobalik of Munster earned the Outstanding Administrator Award. Another Munster resident, Dell Dumas, secretary in the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, received the Outstanding Clerical Award. Collins Glass Jr. of Gary, a grounds equipment operator, accepted the Outstanding Service Staff Award.

Bobalik, a university employee since 1995, said it is “a privilege and honor” to accept his award, because it recognizes the Fitness Center as an enhancement of Purdue Calumet.

“The award represents acknowledgment, recognition and endorsement from co-workers, colleagues and university officials that the Fitness Center staff is providing programs and activities that fall in line with Purdue Calumet’s strategic plan and make the university a better place for all,” Bobalik said.

Dumas said she is honored to accept her award on behalf of peers who work tirelessly to carry out the university’s mission and strategic vision.

“We support our students, as well as each other, on a daily basis,” the four-year university employee said, “and I am simply a product of teamwork and mentoring that I have been fortunate enough to experience.”

Glass, who joined the university staff in 1996, said he is surprised and humbled to be recognized for his work on campus.

“I treat [campus grounds] as my own property,” he said.

All three employees were honored at Purdue Calumet’s annual service recognition luncheon.

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