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Lynne Jarreau, director of communications for the School of Dentistry, is 1 of 4 chosen as the fourth-quarter 2023 honorees for the UAB Shared Values in Action Program.

Lynne JarreauThe UAB VIP Award recognizes employees whose work has exemplified and embodied one or more of the UAB Shared Values - integrity, stewardship, collaboration, accountability, respect, excellence and achievement, and diversity and inclusiveness. Honorees are nominated by their colleagues and selected by a committee of individuals from across the campus and UAB Hospital. VIP honorees have made a lasting impact on the fabric and culture of UAB by exemplifying the university’s shared values.

Jarreau is known for her innovation and integrity.

Ann Marie Karaki, Director of Continuing Dental Education, said, "Lynne has been such an important part of the SOD for the last decade. She was the driving force in the SOD to create our social media presence, update our webpages, and promote our CE activities on campus. She supports the SOD, our faculty, and staff by highlighting their successes in our SOD Newsletter and UAB e-news. Lynne gives voice to our accomplishments and shines a light on our efforts.”

According to Karaki, Jarreau strives for excellence in all she does, including numerous projects they have collaborated on, always providing a unique and creative approach to each collaboration.

Colleagues often turn to Jarreau for guidance and are met with respect and willingness to collaborate.

Dr. Nicolaas Geurs, interim dean, shared, “Lynne’s expertise and proactive support is invaluable for the school. Her communications highlight the success of others. As the recipient of the UAB VIP award she is recognized for her innovative contributions to the SOD. We are very fortunate that she leads our communications team. She very much deserves to be highlighted for all she does for the SOD and bringing honored by UAB for exemplifying the UAB values.”

Jarreau understands that every person at the school plays an integral role in keeping operations running smoothly and successful and works vigorously to promote and champion their activities. She is known for her honesty and transparency with others, keeping the school's success in the forefront of her goals.