July Vital Pin recipients announced

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Below is a list of employees who have earned Vital Pins as part of the UNMC Vital Thank 'U' program.

The program -- an updated version of the Thank 'U' employee appreciation program that has been in operation at UNMC for several years -- recognizes employees who demonstrate UNMC's brand values of Leadership, Team, Resource and Excellence.

The employees listed below received Vital Pins because they earned six Thank 'U' awards for a particular brand value.


  • Theresa Grutel, College of Medicine
  • Susan Blum, Business and Finance


  • Pamela Ehmke, College of Public Health


  • Theresa Grutel, College of Medicine
  • Li Zeng, Munroe-Meyer Institute
  • Kelly Ziola, College of Medicine


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Carly Ninemire
August 21, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Congratulations to Theresa in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience! Theresa is fantastic and well deserving of both of her awards!

August 21, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Congratulations to Pam Ehmke in the College of Public Health Dean's Office! It is a pleasure working with Pam, and she is definitely a trusted resource!

August 21, 2012 at 8:05 AM

While I don't know the others, I can say "hooray" for Susan Blum. She has always been most helpful and courteous when I've had to contact her for a problem. Thanks Susan for being "Excellent"!