Karen Moffet to receive the 2017 Outstanding Classified Employee Award

One of the University of Maine’s top employee awards will be presented to administrative specialist Karen Moffett on April 25.

Moffett, who works in the School of Economics, will receive the 2017 Outstanding Classified Employee Award.

The award is sponsored by the Classified Employees Advisory Council and will be presented on April 25 at the Employee Recognition and Awards Luncheon.

Moffett, a UMaine alumna, joined the School of Economics in 2003. Her institutional knowledge, initiative and skills are cited as critical assets for the school’s faculty and students — from the quality of her work to her initiative and professionalism.

Moffett is often described as the heart of the School of Economics community.

In particular, Moffett takes a student-centered approach — from ensuring efficient student course registration and advising sessions to connecting undergraduate and graduate students with the resources they need. Students know her as a dedicated, compassionate advocate who always goes above and beyond, and cares about their well-being.

When School of Economics alumni are on campus, they often seek her out to thank her for making a difference in their UMaine experience.