Congratulations to Heather Vidaurri for receiving the UNT Community Award for the university's Staff Appreciation Month! Heather, an administrative coordinator in the Chemistry Department, never fails to show up when others are in need, whether it's helping a student, training a colleague or lending an ear to someone who's having a terrible day. Heather is a pillar of strength for the students and her colleagues in the chemistry department. At the beginning of the pandemic, she stepped in to train a coworker who was flooded with new tasks after a department retirement. She also was more than willing to take on extra work to support team members who needed to take time off for personal matters. She is a champion for students as well, looking out for their best interests and being the go-to person for any and all questions.
"It's been gratifying to see how UNT has come together during these extraordinary times, we work with an amazing group of people," said Heather. "I'm honored to receive this award and thank everyone for their kinds words and the nomination."
The virtual Staff Appreciation Awards Ceremony Presented by DATCU took place Tuesday, March 2, to honor the staff members who received our annual staff awards and three presidential awards this year. Find the livestream of the event archived on YouTube.
Read about all three fantastic College of Science recipients of UNT's 2021 Staff Appreciation Awards here: https://cos.unt.edu/news/three-cos-staff-recognized-university-wide-staff-appreciation-awards