UNM Resource Conservation Manager Linda McCormick was recently named the winner of the 2013 Jim Davis Staff Councilor Award for Meritorious Service. The award is presented during Staff Appreciation Month. McCormick is a 10 year grade and precinct representative on the council and co-chair of the Campus Environment Committee.
McCormick has made the Staff Council Book Exchange one of the most popular events during Staff Appreciation Month and has worked hard to bring the event to all three campuses by placing book bins throughout the campuses and collecting the bins for the event. McCormick also collects eyeglasses and cell phones and makes sure they are property recycled, and also manages an annual electronic waste event for the Campus Environment Committee collects and recycles old computer, electronic and television equipment. The committee also sponsors a campus ugly duckling contest in which coins are collected to buy trees and bushes for parts of the campus that need special attention.
McCormick has also volunteers for Operation Gratitude, Read to Me and Happy Tails. In her service to the Staff Council she has been a valuable member of the executive committee, attending Educational Retirement Board meetings and reporting back to staff council. McCormick has also served as speaker on the Staff Council, handling meeting agendas and initiatives.
McCormick is also a strong advocate for improved working conditions, better pay and lower cost benefits for staff members at the lower end of the pay scale. The Jim Davis award was established in 1999 to recognize the significant contributions of an individual to the staff council. The award is named in memory of Staff Councilor Jim Davis, supervisor of the UNM Recycling Department.
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