Shelley Clarke, the manager for the Institute for the Study of the Americas was honored along with manager Eve Duffy at a ceremony May 22 for the ways in which they support and influence others in their jobs at UNC.
Clarke received the University Manager of the Year award from the University Managers Association, which is given each year to a department manager whose University career accomplishments, or one specific accomplishment in the past year, have been of major significance.
Many nominators mentioned Clarke’s efficiency and her warm, cheerful attitude.
“Colleagues within and beyond her department nominated her for her dedication and outstanding commitment, her diligence and foresight in executing her responsibilities, her budgeting expertise and her genius at creative problem-solving,” read a citation.
Clark was nominated by 12 colleagues, many of whom recognized the way she mentors other business managers on campus and the staff in her department, and engages members of the University community at all levels.
The award included a certificate, a cash prize, one-year membership in the UMA and a book.