Student wins major US Postal Service award
Adult Degree student Diane Leveque recently received the U.S. Postal Service’s top communications award, the Benjamin Award. Leveque is pursuing a bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies with an area of emphasis in organizational communication and a minor in business. “To achieve this I spent much time last year giving speeches, conducting television and newspaper interviews, holding stamp events and documenting a myriad of other communication activities to promote all the good things we do in the Postal Service and at the Appleton Post Office,” she said via e-mail recently. She added, “What I have learned in my communication classes at UWGB has been an essential component in achieving this award. Thank you, Prof. Phil Clampitt!” The USPS gives out 105 of the awards each year to employees from a pool of 37,000 post offices nationwide. The award recognizes postmasters, managers, supervisors and customer relations coordinators for enhancing the reputation of the Postal Service by conducting community outreach activities and generating positive news coverage.