Sinclair School of Nursing Staff Member Wins Award

Aug. 7, 2014

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Sinclair School of Nursing staff member, Jessica Mueller, was surprised in her office and given the MU Service Champion Award from the Staff Advisory Council.

The award is given to only one staff member each month on the MU campus. It’s awarded to the person who goes above and beyond what is expected to see a special project succeed, and who performs their duties with a work ethic and attitude that makes them stand out. Another requirement for the award is that one must reflect the university’s four core values: Respect for self and others as the foundation of honor, integrity, ethical behavior, and the search for truth; Responsibility to reflect on one’s moral obligation and to be accountable to self and others for action taken; Discovery in order to gain greater understanding and wisdom; and Excellence, both individual and collective, in pursuit of the highest goals we can envision.

Sinclair School of Nursing’s Dr. Marilyn Rantz, PhD, RN, FAAN was the one who nominated Jessica. She had this to say:

“She is always just a phone call away to provide advice and support…”  “Jessica seamlessly processes them so the grant evaluation responsibilities and operational processes can be maintained accurately.  This is an amazing amount of work, and Jessica Mueller professionally goes about seeing this is done accurately and timely.”  “I can think of no one better suited for this award and recognition by MU.  Daily, she exemplifies the core values of MU:  Respect, Responsibility, Discovery and Excellence.”

Jessica was given a plaque, a bag full of goodies, and a free two month gym membership to the MizzouRec center. The Sinclair School of Nursing would like to congratulate Jessica for this award. She is one of many that help make this school the No. 1 nursing program in the country. You can see the pictures of the surprise award presentation on our Flickr or Facebook pages.