Carol Ogorzolka honored with CORE Award

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Carol Ogorzolka, accounts payable specialist, was recently awarded Nebraska Wesleyan's CORE Award. 

The CORE Award recognizes a staff member whose efforts and contributions significantly exceed expectations in demonstrating or promoting one or more of NWU's CORE values: excellence, liberal arts, and personal attention to students, diversity, community, and stewardship.

"Carol is the queen of stewardship," said Tish Gade-Jones, vice president for finance and administration. "She gives tremendous attention to detail with invoices and credit cards. If there is ever a duplicate invoice that is sent through the business office, Carol always finds it. She helps employees that may have detected fraud on their credit card and is constantly looking at ways for Nebraska Wesleyan to save resources."

Her personal attention to her work is paralleled with the attention she dedicates to students. Over the years, Ogorzolka has trained numerous students in accounts payable and is known for giving 110%. "She is the 'greeter' to the business office and always gives a warm welcome to all that come through the door."

Ogorzolka was also noted for being lighthearted, "She was one of the first people on campus, along with our student workers, to try out the hammocks. Carol has given her heart and soul to Nebraska Wesleyan. We can’t say thank you enough as she is so deserving of the CORE Award," concluded Gade-Jones.

Ogorzolka recently retired from Nebraska Wesleyan after 12 years of service. 

You are appreciated, Carol!