Maas named CEHS Staff Star Award recipient

Michelle Maas receives CEHS Staff Star Award.

Maas named CEHS Staff Star Award recipient

12 May 2017    

Michelle Maas, research project assistant in the Department of Educational Psychology, has been named a CEHS Staff Star Award recipient. CEHS Staff Council President Nancy McConkey made the announcement and presentation in February.

A nominator said that Michelle was “a full member of our research/project group” and was valued for her constructive questions and suggestions. Among her responsibilities are editing and managing preparation of manuscripts, handling publication logistics and project organization. Her colleague said Michelle was a self-taught expert on U.S. Department of Immigration and Naturalization rules related to employment, visas and travel and is knowledgeable about Chinese visa and travel regulations.

“I am submitting this application on behalf of so many past and presents students that Michelle has helped and continues to help and for all she does outside the box for our research/project group,” said the nomination. Present and former graduate assistants, both from the U.S. and internationally, had many positive comments about Maas for supporting them in their work. They included: 

  • “Michelle introduced me to the ins and outs of editing manuscripts, something I will use for the rest of my career.”
  • “She made us students (international) feel like a family, uniting different cultural and social backgrounds.”
  • “Her support inspired me to work with sincerity and dedication.”
  • “I still remember I hold her hand once when we crossed the street (a Chinese custom), she smiled and said she understands my improper behavior.”

Congratulations to Michelle Maas for being selected as the latest CEHS Staff Star Award recipient. To nominate a staff member for a future award, please visit the Staff Council webpage to fill out the online nomination form.


College of Education and Human Sciences
Educational Psychology