Stephanie Mahan, business office manager at the College of Engineering Extended Campus at Paducah, was one of two recipients of 2020 College of Engineering Staff Excellence Awards. The following tribute was submitted by those who nominated her.
Stephanie Mahan has served as UK Paducah’s business office manager since 2013. Her primary job duties involve accounting, purchasing, record keeping, etc., and she does an exceptional job with managing all aspects of financial flow for the entire program, as well as managing various, complex external grants for all faculty members. But the work she does every day has gone well beyond her job description.
Ms. Mahan is really the ‘go-to’ person in the entire UK Paducah community. Her office door is always wide open, and she always has a smile on her face. She never complains and is always positive. She would do anything for anyone, especially for the students. Often, when students could not make it to their classes due to sickness or other reasons, or need to schedule make-up exams, or need to reschedule advising appointments, etc., they would always call Ms. Mahan. She is the person whom parents would always call. She is really the “face” of the UK Paducah program.
Every year Ms. Mahan organizes UK Paducah students participating in various community service programs, such as “United Way of Paducah” to make sure that UK Paducah is visible and well-represented in the community.