Sullivan-Werner receives Chancellor's Citation for Excellence Award

May 22 2013

Lisa Sullivan-Werner, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program (SNAP-Ed) and Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Leader, and Interim Director of the UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program (NEP), recently received one of ten Chancellor’s Citation Awards for 2013. Chancellor Subbaswamy honored Sullivan-Werner, along with the other Citation recipients and the Gerald F. Scanlon Student Employee of the Year award winners, at a reception held on May 1, 2013, in the Marriott Center.

“I was very honored to be nominated by my colleagues for this award,” said Sullivan-Werner. “We work together very well as a team and this past year was difficult due to uncertainty, delay, and reduction in our funding. It was very challenging, but we were able to secure funding for the staff and programs and continue bringing nutrition education programming to low income families.”

The Chancellor’s Citation Award program was implemented in 1985 as part of the university’s continuing effort to reward exemplary performance. The award recognizes and honors university staff members who have demonstrated outstanding performance in contributing their time and/or skills in helping the university achieve its goals and objectives. Specifically sought are examples of original contributions to the university, attainment of high-priority university objectives, performance “beyond the call of duty,” and achievement of significant improvements in productivity or savings in university operations.

Recipients may be nominated by any member of the campus community. Sullivan-Werner has worked for the UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program for the past 15 years.