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Consumer reporter named sixth Ottaway Professor of Journalism

Trudy Lieberman, an award-winning consumer reporter, has been named the college’s sixth James H. Ottaway Sr. Professor of Journalism.

Trudy LiebermanLieberman has been a reporter for 35 years and is one of the nation’s foremost experts on health care.

Lieberman will bring her experiences as a consumer reporter at the Detroit Free Press and Consumer Reports to the classroom when she joins the faculty for the spring semester. She will teach "The Media and the Marketplace.”

She is the author of five books and hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles. Lieberman was awarded a John J. McCloy Fellowship to study German health care in 1994. The following year, she was named Fulbright Senior Scholar to study Japanese health care.

For more information on the Ottaway Sr. Professorship, visit the Web site at

Call for statewide nominations

Nominations for the Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence may be submitted to the Provost's Office through Dec. 1.

The Committee on Research, Awards and Leaves will begin a review in December. Guidelines are available on the "H" drive in the folder "Chancellor's & Dist. Award Series."

For more information, contact Michelle Atkins at x 3280 or by e-mail at

Payroll donations for a change

The 2007 State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA) Campaign is underway. College employees pledged $18,000 during 2006 through payroll deductions to participating charitable agencies.

Each employee received a mailing that included information about payday drawings throughout the upcoming year, 50/50 raffles this fall and a special “Kick It Up a Notch” raffle for participants that either increase the dollar level of their deduction or refer a new co-worker to the program.

This year’s deadline is Dec. 11. However, employees can sign up for SEFA payroll deductions throughout the fiscal year.

For more information, contact a SEFA committee member Lorraine DuBois at x3192.

October 23, 2006
Volume 4, Issue 20

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