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President’s G.E.M. Award: Web Services Team

11.18.2013 | By:

In recognition of great work on our campus, I will be spotlighting examples of excellence by departments or individuals who have shown extraordinary performance. My G.E.M. (Going the Extra Mile) Award recognizes people who continue to make Texas Wesleyan a supportive and nurturing environment for our students. 

We use the University website every day, but we rarely think about the detail, planning and management that go into creating an effective University Web presence.

Thankfully, our Web Services Team does. Their work makes the University’s Web-focused strategy possible. They have allowed us to make significant improvements in our website and Web presence in just over a year.

Since the Web Services Team’s creation last year, they have launched newly redesigned:

  • University home page
  • Admissions site
  • Brand & resource toolbox site
  • News & events Site
  • The Wesleyan Flame
  • A new look for the athletics site
  • Communications tracks for undergraduate admissions
  • The Rosedale Renaissance website

In addition to these major projects, the Web team also implemented the new Terminal Four content management system, which allows people across campus to create and update their own Web pages.

We often say change doesn’t happen overnight, but, in fact, many of these projects did. For more than a year, the Web Team has often worked long hours and late into the night to complete multiple projects.

The Web Team is Neal Cornett, Director of Web Services; Elaine Sharpe, Web Content Specialist; Michael B. Smith, Web Developer; and Erica Zhang, Web Designer.

I want to thank the Web team for their dedication and hard work over the course of the last year. They have gone the extra mile to make the Web better for our users.


Frederick G. Slabach