Kern Selected as Walton College Employee of the Fourth Quarter

Jamie Kern and co-workers.
September 12 , 2023  |  By Lori McLemore

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Jamie Kern, director in the Graduate School of Business, has been named employee of the fourth quarter of 2022-2023 academic year by the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

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Interim Dean Brent Williams presents Jamie Kern with Walton College’s employee of the fourth quarter award.

Anyone in the college may nominate colleagues for the award, which is given to employees who show superior customer service that enhances the image of the college above and beyond the scope of that employee's job description.
Along with Kern, several staff members were nominated for their contributions to Walton College:

  • Jessica Burkett, Director of Student Success
  • Cari Densen-Gates, Administrative Support Supervisor, Accounting
  • Joy Estepp, Senior Admissions Analyst, Graduate School of Business
  • Michelle Larsen, Fiscal Support Analyst, Accounting Center
  • Vinnie Modderman, Computer Support Specialist, Technology Center
  • Autumn Parker, Director for Undergraduate Recruitment and Enrollment Management, Undergraduate Programs
  • Nicole Pool, Administrative Support Supervisor, Economics
  • Jaime Ashmore Tucker, Senior Associate MBA Director, MBA Programs
  • Vivian Hill, Administrative Support Supervisor, Strategy, Entrepreneurship & Venture Innovation

The winner receives a certificate of appreciation and a cash prize. Winners are chosen by Walton College's Interim Dean Brent Williams and the associate deans.

Lori McLemoreSince 2013, Lori McLemore has served as the marketing and communications officer for the Sam M. Walton College of Business. In this role, she writes press releases and features articles to promote the work of students, faculty and staff. 

Prior to working at Walton College, she worked as the director of web strategy and operations for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the national headquarters for 3,500 Boys & Girls Clubs. She was part of the core team to establish an intranet site for Clubs around the globe and the public internet site for the national nonprofit located in Atlanta.

Lori holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Auburn University ... and loves BOTH the Arkansas Razorbacks (Woo Pig!!) and the Auburn Tigers (War Eagle!!)