Heidi Wells Named Global Campus Employee of the Quarter

Heidi Wells Named Global Campus Employee of the Quarter
Heidi Wells Named Global Campus Employee of the Quarter

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Heidi Wells, middle, accepts the Global Campus Employee of the Quarter award from Cheryl Murphy, vice provost for distance schooling and head of the Global Campus (left), and Jamie Loftin, assistant vice provost for distance schooling administration (proper).

Heidi Wells has been named worker of the first quarter by the University of Arkansas Global Campus.

Wells, content material strategist on the advertising and communications workforce at Global Campus, was nominated for her excellent work writing insightful information articles, creating and managing a web-based weblog, and for taking part in an important function in the latest Razorbug Diploma Tour.

“The Razorbug Diploma Tour final summer time through which Global Campus and U of A employees and school members traveled via 43 counties in the state to have fun the success of on-line learners was the expertise of a lifetime for me,” Wells stated. “I used to be privileged to fulfill many graduates and to be taught their tales and assist share these tales to encourage others to think about altering their lives via on-line schooling. I’m grateful for all the alternatives I’ve acquired to develop, be taught and help Global Campus efforts since returning to the U of A final fall.”

Wells serves as editor of The Online Learner, the weblog that promotes modern on-line schooling, in addition to writing for the weblog. She additionally writes tales for Arkansas News and three Global Campus web sites. She edits articles and promotional supplies for different Global Campus employees members whilst she creates each written and visible content material to advertise U of A on-line diploma packages {and professional} and workforce improvement programs. Wells makes use of her in depth expertise and institutional information to boost the manufacturers of the Global Campus and the whole U of A.

Co-workers who nominated Wells praised her work on the Summer 2022 Razorbug Diploma Tour. Her information articles appeared in each U of A and exterior information websites. Her efforts elevated recognition of our on-line diploma program each throughout campus and round the state.

“Heidi labored exterior throughout displays, scholar interviews, and scheduled public photograph alternatives with the Razorbug for 3 weeks in excessive warmth this summer time,” stated Kay Murphy, director of advertising and communications. “When every day was completed, she continued to work, writing tales that have been revealed in hometown newspapers (print and digital) and sending images and knowledge used on social media. Heidi’s power and enthusiasm helped invigorate the tour workforce, preserving the U of A spirit hovering week after week. Heidi additionally spent two weeks scouting areas for the tour, making certain a greater tour end result.”

Wells has helped the Global Campus add one other layer to its advertising efforts via her excellent work in content material advertising technique and by sharing her depth of communications information as a veteran in the newspaper business and as the former director of communications for the College of Education and Health Professions.

Cheryl Murphy, vice provost for distance schooling and head of the Global Campus, acknowledged Wells as the worker of the quarter at the October employees assembly.

“Heidi is transferring the needle ahead in advertising and communications,” Cheryl Murphy stated. “She is admittedly shining a lightweight on us via the work that she’s doing. She’s a mentor, a collaborator and a workforce participant. Heidi and her work are wonderful.”

Wells joined the advertising and communications workforce in November 2021. She has additionally labored a few years as a newspaper editor, reporter and web page designer.

The Global Campus awards the worker of the quarter to acknowledge excellent achievements and accomplishments that relate to the unit’s targets and the U of A mission. The award recipient receives a commemorative certificates and a financial award. The 4 quarterly awardees might then be eligible to grow to be the Global Campus Employee of the Year.

Other first quarter nominees embrace:

Ann Gallaher, assistant to the vice provost for distance schooling
Bob Hinton, senior tutorial designer in tutorial design and help providers
Vicki Martin, assistant to the director of advertising and communications
Shelly Pryor, monetary affairs specialist in monetary affairs and human sources

The Global Campus helps the U of A tutorial faculties and faculties in the improvement and supply of on-line diploma packages and programs, self-paced on-line programs, and workforce improvement packages. This unit supplies tutorial design providers, studying expertise help, media manufacturing providers, and help with monetary administration, recruitment and advertising.

The Global Campus additionally helps the W.E. Manning Memorial Scholarship, which is open to undergraduate and graduate college students finding out in on-line diploma packages.


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