Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Member Spotlight: Sarah Nikirk, Board Chair

One of my mentors asked me to consider self-nominating for the UK Women’s Forum, and honestly, at the time, I didn't think I had the time for it.  Now looking back, there was no better time to get involved.   It’s been one of the most rewarding aspects of my career.  While I love working with students and their parents in my day-to-day operations in Auxiliary Services there is also something very rewarding about working with hard-working, intelligent faculty and staff who want to give back to others at the university.  

Whether you have always wanted to know more about the prestigious Sarah Bennett Holmes Award and luncheon, or to help organize a professional development conference to developing a monthly lecture series that promotes leadership to awarding employee educational assistance awards…there are so many opportunities to get involved.  I’d be remiss if I didn't mention the friendships and networking you are afforded are invaluable!

Margaret Mead once said “a small group of thoughtful people could change the world.  Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”  While some may argue that the work of the work of the UK Women’s Forum is not world changing, I would beg to differ.  Every single time you help anyone, you make the world a better place.  There is no better place to start than right here at your KY home, your University of Kentucky home.

I promise you if you get involved you will receive more than you ever give!

Don’t hesitate, self-nominate today!

Sarah Nikirk is the Associate Director of Auxiliary Services and the current UKWF board chair.

We are currently accepting self-nominations for the 2013-15 term.  You can find the nomination form here.  Nominations will be accepted through 5 pm May 2nd.  During this period, we will spotlight various board members so you can "meet" some of the amazing UK staff that are part of this group.

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