UF Graduate School's Sarah McLemore Presented with 2016 Superior Accomplishment Award

Release Date: April 13 2016

The UF Graduate School would like to congratulate its own Sarah McLemore on receiving a 2016 Superior Accomplishment Award. Mrs. McLemore began her career at the University of Florida in the Division of Sponsored Research and has been with the Office of Graduate Minority Programs since 2002.  

A Superior Accomplishment Award is awarded to faculty and staff members who contribute outstanding and meritorious services in their fields, and the program also recognizes employees who have made exceptional contributions to the University’s efficiency and economy, or to student and employee quality of life.

From the award ceremony:  

“Sarah Frances McLemore receives her award as an Executive Secretary in the Graduate School, Office of Graduate Minority Programs. ‘Sarah embodies a superior worker, one who is adaptable and dedicated, one who makes sure the mission is complete and most importantly one who through trials and adversity overcomes.’ She is said to be an exceptional employee who provides support in real-time and is concerned about the current or potential students she serves. Sarah is the rock of stability within the program ensuring the program remains a viable asset for the university in attracting elite graduate talent and providing opportunities to under-represented students.” 

“Mrs. McLemore has an extremely strong work ethic and keeps in contact with the students, mentoring them as they have taken their courses, attended academic conferences, taken examinations, and written their theses and dissertations. Sarah’s had to assist with the retention of minority students in an office that has had a lot of turnover in recent years, having to train new staff on processes and provide outstanding support during this significant transition. For Mrs. McLemore’s ‘dedication to faculty and students’ we recognize her with a Superior Accomplishment Award.”