By definition, “The Excellence in University Service Award Program recognizes individuals for their contributions to the essential work of Marquette at the highest level of excellence.” At the heart of the university’s “essential work,” of course, are its students. The personification of that essential, student-focused work is this year’s group of Excellence in University Service Award recipients.
“I am reminded each day of the collective commitment, compassion, professionalism and good will evidenced by those who work at Marquette and those who choose to attend the university,” said Desotelle, who oversees the staff and services of the Office of Disability Services and the MUSG Tutorial Program.
“Whether a fellow employee, student or a guest is passing through the AMU, his first commitment is to make everyone feel that they are an important part of the Marquette experience,” said a nominator.
In her work in the College of Education, Bukowski facilitates the operations of both the department and the literacy project, serving undergraduate and graduate students, as well as prospective students. “I see the lengths she takes to serve our students, staff and faculty, and I am greatly appreciative that she works with us,” said a nominator. “When I watch her interact with our students, I can see that she honestly cares about their well-being.”
“In my job I work with a diverse group of people and perform a variety of duties,” said Bukowski. “What I enjoy mostly is working with the people, both within and outside the Marquette community.”
“More importantly, she demonstrates professionalism, helpfulness and ‘one team’ spirit to our student workers.”
“I enjoy working with a great team of dedicated and enthusiastic people,” said Mutzenbauer. “I am honored that my colleagues think so highly of me that they would nominate me for this award.”