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: Stella-Marie Akindayomi is an academic counselor and retention specialist
Duck of the Week: Nancy Novitski is a strategic communications specialist for IS
Duck of the Week: Bonnie Gutierrez is an assistant registrar of operations
Those who work at the university will tell their own stories in Duck of the Week
Beyond the Call: Sky Seymour is an assistant director in the Office of Admissions
Beyond the Call: Shaun Haskins is a business operations manager in the College of Design
Beyond the Call: Michael Suskin is a systems administrator for Information Services
Beyond the Call: Joel Youngblom is a website developer for the Office of the Registrar
Beyond the Call: Shari Powell is an associate director for Purchasing and Contracting Services
Beyond the Call: John Woelfe is the facility services manager at the UO Portland campus