Holben Staff Award

Posted on 05.24.2016

Lana Holben, the Office Manager for both SESE and Department of Geology, received the 2015-2016 LAS Staff Award at the LAS Awards ceremony on March 2nd, 2016. The LAS Staff Award was established in 1993, by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to identify and honor selected staff members for their outstanding contributions to the college.

Lana was hired in March 2012, and has served both SESE and Geology in several key roles, including coordinating course scheduling and leading the staff team that makes the annual SESE Convocation ceremony run so smoothly.  She has also passed her 5th Anniversary as UIUC employee.

She was lauded by multiple nominators for her extreme work ethic and upbeat and welcoming presence no matter the work load.  This spring, the workload was especially heavy following the retirement of Marilyn Whalen at the end of 2015.  We are extremely lucky to have her in the Department of Geology!!!