BSU and NTC Staff Receive Outstanding Service Award at 2018 CFO Annual Conference

Employees of Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College were recognized for outstanding work at the 2018 CFO Annual Conference held earlier this month at the Minnesota State system office in St. Paul, Minn.

The business services and purchasing teams from BSU and NTC received the Outstanding Services Award for their work in implementing Marketplace and training staff how to use it.

Marketplace is a new statewide electronic procurement system being implemented by the Minnesota State colleges and universities. Marketplace helps the system and its 37 member campuses procure products and services in a socially and environmentally responsible, equitable and sustainable manner. It also helps Minnesota State’s Enterprise Sourcing and Procurement team create efficiency and ensure accountability in the purchasing and procurement process.

The Outstanding Services Award recognizes individuals or teams that provide outstanding campus service. This year 13 individuals and teams were recognized throughout the state.

“This is such an honor for the entire business office and purchasing staff. It’s truly a team effort when a group of people can come together to accomplish a great task. I am very proud of all of them,” Karen Snorek, vice president of finance and administration, said.

Individuals who were recognized include:

  • Dana Danielson, accounting technician
  • Mary Gish, accounting supervisor
  • Jodi Riley, accounting technician
  • Judy Rinkenberger, accounting officer
  • Josh Velez, central services admin specialist
  • Gina Walkup, purchasing supervisor



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