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  Spring 2005  


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Women Today

Professional Development Awards Granted for the First Time!

Professional Development Awards Granted for the First Time!

The Women’s Forum Professional Development Awards provide funds to eligible staff members currently employed at USM institutions to encourage and enable them to pursue training and/or professional development activities to enhance current job skills and/or seek career advancement. This year the staff development awards committee received two applications and was able to approve funding for each applicant. Lillian Mason, who works in the admissions office as an I/T Systems Analyst for Salisbury University, received funding to attend an upcoming Higher Education User Group Conference. In her application, Lillian noted, “The HEUG Conference brings together PeopleSoft users from colleges and universities around the country.

The information that is obtained through presentations, experts, networking, and question and answer sessions, is invaluable and highly beneficial for our specific system needs”.

Deana Karpavage, who also works at Salisbury University as an administrative assistant in the Fulton School of Liberal Arts, received funding for correspondence classes in preparation for a professional administrative assistant exam. In her cover letter Deana wrote, “I am interested in preparing for the CPS/CAP exams as a professional goal. To do so, I would like to use development funds to participate in the OPTIONS program, skill levels I and II”.

The staff development committee wishes both of these women the best of luck in their professional development endeavors.

More information about the Professional Development Awards.

USM Women's Forum: Enhancing the Status of Women in the
University System of Maryland

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