December 10, 2001
Call for Awards of Distinction nominations
Wynell Lauver is communications consultant for Human Resources.
Is there an Emory employee who you feel deserves recognition for outstanding
service and contributions to the community? If so, nominate him or her
for an Award of Distinction.
All regular staff and presidentially approved principals
employed for at least one year are eligible to be nominated. Faculty (including
librarians) and employees of Emory Hospitals and Wesley Woods are not
eligible for this program.
Nominations should reflect consistent job excellence and cite examples
of how the employee has demonstrated:
service in the work environment rendered above and beyond the
call of duty.
exemplary personal qualities that have enhanced the overall effectiveness
of, or public regard for, the services provided by the department or University.
Nominations can be made by faculty or staff. Employees may not nominate
themselves, nor can previous recipients or retirees be nominated. All
nominations must be typed, limited to 500 words and endorsed by the head
of the department, school or division in which the nominated employee
works. The department head must submit a written recommendation on each
person to the selection committee. A single department, school or division
may have no more than five nominees.
Nominations are due Jan. 18, 2002, and can be sent to Patricia Douglass,
assistant vice president for Human Resources, at 1762 Clifton Road or
via fax to 404-727-2746. For more information, call 404-727-7625.
How to select a financial
Some financial advisers charge no fee; they make a commission on the financial products they sell.
Other advisers are fee-only, which means they charge for their services,
but do not make a commission. Still others charge a fee for providing
the financial plan and may also receive commissions if they sell any products.
Because there are so many types of financial professionals to choose
from, you should ask two key questions before beginning a search for an
What are my financial goals?
What do I expect from an adviser?
Ask for referrals from people you trust. Narrow your list to several
top candidates and set up an interview with each. Here are some core questions:
Are you registered as an investment adviser representative?
Are you also licensed to sell financial products?
Do you sell financial products for a specific company?
Is your investment style conservative, moderate or high risk?
How long have you been in practice?
How are you compensated?
Ask for references and a copy of the financial advisers credentials.
Follow through and check them out. Also investigate the advisers
firm. Some companies rotate personnel; if you choose a firm because of
the qualifications of a particular individual, keep in mind that a new
person may be put in charge of your file in the future.
Dont be afraid to ask your adviser questions; after all, youre
paying for the answers. Plan to meet at least yearly with an adviser to
review insurance and investments, the market and any changes in financial
goals. If you have a major life change during the year, arrange for a