2009 Recruitment Partner of the Year
Arthritis Foundation, Northeast District
Laura Libert, Arthritis Foundation - Northeast District
The Arthritis Foundation — Wisconsin Chapter, Northeast District, was named the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Recruitment Partner of the Year for 2008.
The award recognizes an organization that:
- Participates in programs and services that involve the recruitment, selection and hiring of students for internships and post-graduate employment
- Demonstrates support for the mission of UW-Green Bay Career Services by providing opportunities that connect learning to life
- Shows a willingness to go beyond standard insight, support, involvement and advice in areas related to recruiting, hiring and retention in support of the University, its staff, students and graduates
- Shows commitment that is evidenced by concrete opportunities in the forms of internships and employment for students.
Since 2003, the Northeast District has hired 23 UW-Green Bay interns, including three for the spring of 2009. All positions are unpaid and many students do receive academic credit.
With the help of the interns, Northeast District Director Laura Libert is able to hold six Jingle Bell Run/Walks annually each December and numerous spring walks in May across the state. Employees and interns also help promote education and outreach programs about arthritis through various other special events.
UW-Green Bay has partnered with the Northeast District for 12 years to host the Jingle Bell Run/Walk on campus. The event brings 1,200 community members to campus and offers opportunities for volunteer service for student groups and the Phoenix Division I Cross Country teams.
“Laura has served as an exceptional resource about non-profits, special events, and fundraising and has been an excellent resource for networking for our students,” said UW-Green Bay Director of Career Services Linda Peacock-Landrum.
UW-Green Bay presented Libert and the Arthritis Foundation — Wisconsin Chapter, Northeast District with a Recruitment Partner of the Year award on Wednesday, Jan. 14.