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Dads Association at Illinois
honors outstanding faculty and staff members
Chamberlain, News Editor
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The Dads Association at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign recently presented
its annual Certificate of Merit Awards – one each to an outstanding
staff member and an outstanding faculty member at the university.
Jean Seibold, a resource and policy analyst with the department of accountancy
since 1995, was named the 2004 Certificate of Merit for Outstanding
Staff Member. Seibold’s duties include assisting with financial
management, with the planning of all annual departmental symposia, and
with the development of technology resources for faculty and doctoral
students. She also serves as the department’s webmaster.
According to a letter nominating Seibold for the award, “the true
measure of a co-worker is not how well they perform their job but how
much better they make others with whom they work. On that dimension,
Jean Seibold is a most valuable asset.”
In 2002 Jean received the College of Business Academic Professional
Kirby Barrick, associate dean of academic programs for the College
of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES), received
the 2004 Certificate of Merit Award for Outstanding Faculty Member.
Barrick oversees undergraduate admissions policies, scholarship programs,
recruitment and orientation of students, development of curriculum policies
and off-campus programs. He also is involved with the placement of graduates
and with faculty development within the college, and with several campus
organizations and committees.
Barrick’s nominators spoke highly of his interaction with colleagues
and particularly students: “Dean Barrick’s attitude around
students is one of confidence, and students quickly realize his ability.
He makes a special effort to interact with students as often as his
In fall 2003 he was listed on the Incomplete List of Teachers Rated