Homer earns Rose Frolik Award

Barbara Homer
Barbara Homer

Barbara Homer, a secretarial specialist for criminology and criminal justice, was presented the 2013 Rose Frolic Award during the University of Nebraska Office Professionals Association awards luncheon on April 9.

The Rose Frolik Award was created to recognize a UNOPA member who demonstrates the attributes of Frolik, the founder and first president of UNOPA. Frolik, who died in 2010 at the age of 101 years, was an enthusiastic and energetic person who felt that how individuals worked is more important that what they do.

Candice Batton, director of criminology and criminal justice, nominated Homer.

In the nomination letter, Batton wrote that Homer "has very strong leadership skills and uses them daily in work with faculty, students and staff in the unit's main office."

Batton also praised Homer's professionalism.

"The nominee exceeds expectations by completing not only assigned duties but going the extra mile to assist with special projects and tackle various problems that arise,” Batton wrote.

The award includes $600, a Rose Frolik medallion, an engraved plaque and a one-year UNOPA membership.

For more information on the award or UNOPA, go to http://unopa.unl.edu.