Koopmann and Knaak Receive Parents' Recognition Awards

Ann Koopmann and Cooper Knaak
Ann Koopmann and Cooper Knaak

More than 225 University of Nebraska-Lincoln employees were recently honored for providing support to students, including CSE members Ann Koopmann and Cooper Knaak.

The Parents' Recognition Awards, presented during a Feb. 3 ceremony in the Nebraska Union, are earned through nominations made from parents of Nebraska students. Presented annually, the honors provide positive feedback to faculty and staff about their work with students. They also encourage good student and faculty relationships and provide recognition in an area often overlooked in the formal rewards system.

The Parents Association solicits nominations through an annual mailing, asking parents to nominate a faculty or staff employee who has made a significant difference in their student’s life. Nominations include a short explanation of why this person was nominated.

All who were nominated by at least one parent or student and who are still with the university received a certificate. The annual recognition ceremony was organized by the Division of Student Affairs and co-sponsored by the teaching council and parents association. Certificates of recognition for contributions to students were given during the ceremony. This is the 29th year Nebraska faculty and staff have received the awards from the parents association.

Ann Koopmann is an academic advisor who joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in September after working as an advisor in the University Honors Program and in other roles at the university for 20 years. This is the 14th year she has received the award.

Cooper Knaak is a sophomore computer science major and a teaching assistant for RAIK 183H. This is his first nomination for the award.

More details at: http://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/226-faculty-staff-receive-parents-recognition-awards/