Jeannine Curns faithfully served the Business Office of Heidelberg University for 48 years, rising from a cashier at the age of 18 to the vice president for Administration.
During her four decades of service, she was recognized for her humility, joyful spirit, work ethic, fairness and unwavering commitment to the employees of the college.
For her faithful and exemplary service to Heidelberg University, and particularly for her steadfast dedication to the support and improvement of the lives of administrative and support staff, the Jeannine Curns Distinguished Service Awards are created in her honor.
Through these awards, her life and her work at Heidelberg University are honored with the hope that they serve as an inspiration for all who follow in her footsteps.
The Distinguished Service Award for Administrative Staff recognizes an individual for outstanding service demonstrated by:
Professional competence and effectiveness
Efforts to maintain/improve professional skills
Exceptional demonstrated initiative
Genuine concern for the welfare of the University community