Cheryl Herring - Student Affairs Service Award 2004-05

Statement of Wonderfulness

In Celebration of

Cheryl Herring
Career Services


Cheryl is the Employer Recruitment Coordinator for Career Services.  She coordinates on-campus recruitment, works with employers to schedule their time on campus and coaches the employers on using the on-line employment system.  Cheryl is the main point of contact with employers who are recruiting at OSU. She works with the colleges and arranges lunches with key faculty and staff and visiting employers.

Cheryl is a member of the Association of Office Professionals, a member of WACE (Western Association of Colleges and Employers) and NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers).

Cheryl has lots of contact with students and is the first key person employers talk to.  Cheryl is a public relations person for Career Services and demonstrates great customer service skills.  Employers think so highly of Cheryl that they frequently write notes thanking her for her assistance and actually come to Career Services to find her and thank her personally.  Cheryl has a passion for students and for providing them with opportunities.

Cheryl has an entrepreneurial spirit and stays late to ensure that everything is just right for the employer.  She ensures that their meeting spaces are reserved, that the food they ordered is correct, that there audio visual requirements have been met, etc.  She has great organizational skills.

Words used to describe Cheryl are caring and resilient.  Cheryl has lots of history with Career Services and has seen a lot of change during her tenure there.  Cheryl also has a great sense of humor, is a great baker and is quite creative.  Ask her co-workers about her “kitty litter box cake”.  She serves on the holiday party committee, the Beaver Spirit committee, and the employer development committee.

Cheryl supports the Campus Compact by being Celebrative; always helping others to celebrate their success.  She shines the spotlight on others.  And Cheryl is described by co-workers as Just.  Cheryl is clear on classified employee rights and provides equitable access to the On Campus Recruitment Program always asking how we can make the program better.  She takes care of urgent needs; satisfying both students and employers.

Cheryl has the longest seniority in Career Services and has the historical perspective while continuing to be open to new ideas and new ways of doing things.  Cheryl is herself a change agent.  She was instrumental in moving Career Services to the On-Line Recruitment Program.  Cheryl designed a reporting mechanism to synthesize data.  She has helped move Career Services into the 21st Century.


10th Annual Service Awards Celebration
Division of Student Affairs
Oregon State University
May 26, 2005