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0 May 2, 2002
Volume 32 Number 15
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Nan Timmons Named Staff Employee of the Year


Nan Timmons, executive director of CAVE, is the Staff Employee of the Year.

photo by Loriann Maxwell

The executive director of Community Action Volunteers in Education (CAVE), Nan Timmons, was named the Staff Employee of the Year for 2001 at the annual staff awards luncheon on Thursday, April 25.

Timmons is a 16-year veteran of CAVE. She was hired in 1986 as the CAVE office manager, then became the assistant director, and was selected as executive director in 1996. She is also an adjunct faculty member, teaching university life courses. She is a recognized expert on service learning.

“Nan embodies CAVE’s motto, ‘Life is for Learning,’ and capitalizes on opportunities to teach students through experience. She is never too busy to talk to a student about school, work, or personal problems. She has seen hands-on learning in action and knows that it improves the caliber of student learning. She is committed to promoting service learning as a teaching pedagogy,” said President Esteban in his presentation remarks.

Timmons is a strong advocate of community involvement and models it herself as the chapter advisor to Alpha Delta Pi sorority and as president of Soroptimists International of Chico. Students who work with her consistently speak of her dedication and commitment to CAVE. Her nominators described her as “a dedicated wife, mother, and a generous friend to her neighbors and colleagues.”

Bill Allen, president, Staff Council

Note: Other awards made at the Staff Awards Luncheon will be covered in the May 16 issue of Inside Chico State.

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