The National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) is pleased to announce the 2020 winners of the Rising Star Award and the Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski Service Award.
Each year, the Rising Star Award recognizes up to three NORDP members who have made outstanding volunteer contributions to NORDP. Nominations for this award may be submitted by any NORDP member. The 2020 Rising Star Awardees are Daniel Campbell, Vanity Campbell and Sarah Messbauer:
- Daniel Campbell (Old Dominion University) is a five-year NORDP member. In this time, Dan has developed into a reliable and devoted volunteer, writing many NORDP News blog posts. He joined the Member Services Committee (MSC) – Communications Sub-committee in 2016 and then became the MSC liaison to the Communications Working Group. He has conducted the research and interviews necessary to author numerous blog posts, including multiple member/conference cameos. Dan also serves on the Conference Marketing Committee and the Conference Program Committee and is a key member of the Communications Working Group.
- Vanity Campbell (University of California, Agricultural and Natural Resources) is active on the Committee on Inclusive Excellence Committee (CIE) and represents CIE on the Member Services Committee. In this role, she led the active recruitment of Minority Serving Institutions into NORDP, including a successful outreach campaign between NORDP members and existing contacts at prospective MSIs. Vanity is also the Region VII (Pacific) chair and led the region’s conference committee through its inaugural Pacific Regional Conference in October 2019, which was attended by more than 70 individuals.
- Sarah Messbauer (University of California, Davis)is making distinctive contributions to the Member Services Committee (MSC) and to NORDP. She is MSC’s co-representative for Region VII and has co-facilitated a professional development workshop, co-managed the Ambassador Program and New Member Orientation and Networking, and co-hosted a new member networking dinner. As an MSC co-chair, Sarah works to enhance members’ experiences. Sarah drafted Access Guidelines for Presenters, providing NORDP with practical steps to make conference sessions and presentations accessible to attendees with permanent or temporary disabilities and/or special needs.
The Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski Service Award is named in honor of the organization’s founding president. The award, voted on by the Board of Directors, is given annually to a NORDP member in recognition of outstanding service to the organization and to the research development profession. The 2020 recipient of the Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski Service Award is Kathy Cataneo:
- Kathy Cataneo (University of New Hampshire) is a NORDP Board member and serves as liaison to the Member Services Committee (MSC), which she formerly chaired. She guided MSC with creativity, enthusiasm and capable management. Under Kathy’s leadership, NORDP has grown to around 1,000 members, and long-term members have enjoyed a renewed sense of engagement with the organization. Kathy’s contributions to NORDP include regional recruitment strategies, new member welcome receptions, member surveys, enhanced service awards and the creation of numerous policy/guideline documents. A true servant leader, Kathy has contributed to other NORDP committees and initiatives almost too numerous to count. Her colleagues perceive her as humble, reasoned, curious and kind. Kathy’s distinctive brand of deliberative, member-centric leadership honors NORDP’s history and traditions while enthusiastically embracing growth and change. Her influence within our organization will be felt for a long time.
Click here to view recorded remarks from Holly Falk-Krzesinski recognizing Kathy.
For information about past recipients of the NORDP Service Awards, click here.
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