Assistant Athletic Director Jo Bunstock has been recognized with the university’s CORE Award for her dedication to building community.
The CORE Award recognizes a staff member whose efforts and contributions significantly exceed expectations in demonstrating or promoting Nebraska Wesleyan’s core values: excellence, liberal arts, personal attention to students, diversity, community, and stewardship.
“Jo Bunstock has certainly gone way beyond expectations in her job in promoting community on our campus and beyond,” said Athletic Director Ira Zeff.
Bunstock was celebrated for organizing an annual Red Ribbon Day on campus for nearby Huntington Elementary School students. The event, which has brought hundreds of students to campus over the past 20 years, includes a pep rally and sports clinics put on by NWU student athletes.
For the past 26 years, Bunstock has organized Thanksgiving meals for Huntington Elementary School families who might not otherwise be able to celebrate a holiday feast . Bunstock helps organize university offices, student organizations, athletic teams and individuals who provide everything needed for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. The food drive feeds over 90 families each year.