Princeton Weekly Bulletin   January 9, 2006, Vol. 95, No. 13   search   prev   next

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Book chronicles life of Nobel laureate, Princeton’s first black professor
Dobkin keeps pace with faculty interests

Campus supports Dillard reopening, other Katrina relief efforts
Dillard president, Detroit pastor to speak at King Day celebration
Curriculum offers employees opportunities for professional and personal growth
Staff members graduate from skill-building program
Early admission offered to 599 students

Former ambassador to Israel and Egypt appointed visiting professor
Edmund King, scholar of Spanish literature, dies at age 91
Faculty promotions, appointments, resignations
People, spotlight

Calendar of events
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Staff members graduate from skill-building program

Photo of: graduates of skill-building program

University employees recognized by President Tilghman (left) and other key administrators for completing the “Excelling at Princeton” program. (photo: Denise Applewhite)

Princeton NJ — During a Dec. 19 ceremony at Maclean House, 17 University employees were recognized by President Tilghman and other key administrators for completing the “Excelling at Princeton” program.

The program is intended to make the employees more effective in their current positions as well as to provide the participants with additional skills that will allow them to be more competitive candidates for lead and supervisory positions at the University. Since the program began in 2003, a total of 70 employees have graduated from it.

Staff members from departments such as building services, dining services, housing, grounds, maintenance and public safety were selected for the program and took classes through a partnership with Mercer County Community College. They gathered for 90 minutes twice a week during the spring and fall semesters at the Armory on Princeton’s campus. Supervisors arranged work schedules so that employees could take release time, and the University covered the cost of the program and course materials.

“This University believes in two things most fundamentally,” Tilghman said during the ceremony, at which the graduates received certificates. “One is the power of education and the second is that we are an institution that continually strives for excellence. What is so wonderful about Excelling at Princeton is that it combines those two things that are at the core of our mission to create opportunities for our staff to use education as a way to change their lives.”

The program was supported by the offices of the provost, the executive vice president and the vice presidents for human resources and facilities. A new group of participants has been selected for the next cohort and will begin classes in February.