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Feb. 21, 2005
Contact: Nick Lawler, BOCO president, (816) 694-5544; Jenni Fox, BOCO vice president, (785) 221-5059.

KU senior class honors staff member for service to students

LAWRENCE -- Mary Ann Rasnak, director of the Academic Achievement and Access Center at the University of Kansas, has received the Citation for Leadership and Achievement in Student Services award.

The C.L.A.S.S. award was announced during the KU men's basketball game against Iowa State University on Saturday, Feb. 19.

The award, given by the Board of Class Officers, recognizes unclassified staff members who work in a department or organization overseen by the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Success for distinguished achievements in student services, commitment to the needs of KU students and contributions to the welfare of students.

" She is so dedicated to the student body in terms of customer service," said Nick Lawler, Kansas City, Mo., senior and BOCO president. "Her day-to-day job is to ensure we as students are having a successful experience at KU."

The award was established by the class of 1987. A plaque bearing the names of previous award winners is in the stairwell on level 5 of the Kansas Union.

C.L.A.S.S. award winners:

David Ambler, 1987
Pat Kehde, 1998
Barbara Ballard, 1989
Clark Coan, 1990
Sue Morrell, 1991
Jim Henry, 1992
Jeff Weinberg, 1993
Kelli Zuel, 1994
Ann Eversole, 1995
Bill Nelson, 1996
Mary Myers, 1997
Fred McElhenie, 1998
Danny Kaiser, 1999
Richard Nelson, 1999
Robert Page, 2000
Randall Rock, 2001
Mary Chappell, 2002
David Ambler, 2002
Linda Mullens, 2003
David Mucci, 2003
Reuben Perez, 2004
Ken Stoner, 2004
Mary Ann Rasnak, 2005

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