Duck of the Week aims to tell the stories of our employees and their work in their own words.
Here we highlight those who have gone above and beyond – such as creating new ways to engage with students, or taking care of critical infrastructure on campus, or embracing technology to stay connected with colleagues.
Take a moment to suggest a coworker or two to be featured in an upcoming week. Nominations are open to faculty members, officers of administration, classified staff, graduate employees and student workers.
Nominate an Employee
The purpose of Duck of the Week is to help foster community among UO employees and share employee experiences by learning about different UO jobs and hearing from our colleagues’ point of view. Being included in the series is not intended to be an assessment or evaluation of on-the-job effectiveness or otherwise connected to a formal performance review.
Duck of the Week: Peter Verrey is a computer lab manager for Information Services
Duck of the Week: Vicki Strand is the UO’s continuity and emergency manager
Duck of the Week: Hilary Lord is a member of the Corona Corps
Duck of the Week: Cora Bennett is the Student Orientation Programs director
Duck of the Week: John Bellamy Foster is a professor of sociology
Duck of the Week: Jessica Price is an associate general counsel at the UO
Duck of the Week: Jett Nilprabhassorn an associate director for strategic communications
Duck of the Week: Bailey Dobbs is an instructional designer for UO Online
Duck of the Week: DJ Kelly-Quattrocchi coordinates co-curricular enrichment opportunities
Duck of the Week: Rayne Vieger is an e-learning and open educational resource librarian