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2013 Staff Laureates Announced

Posted: April 16, 2013

Office of the Dean announces 2013 award winners

Interim Dean Barbara Christ today announced the recipients of the college's 2013 Staff Laureate awards, which will be presented at the upcoming All-Staff meeting on May 23, 2013.

Staff Laureate Awards, initiated by the college's Staff Advisory Committee to the Dean, are presented to individual staff members who demonstrate creativity and innovation in the improvement of programs, services, products, or approaches in the workplace (Trailblazer); serve as a proactive liaison to external audiences (Ambassador), demonstrate exemplary service to others inside or outside their unit and the college (Customer Service); demonstrate leadership, maintain high standards of performance, and serve as a positive role model for others (Leadership); and demonstrate enthusiasm and an optimistic approach to work that creates an inclusive and supportive environment (Spirit).

This year's winners are:

Michelle Haagen, staff assistant, Office of International Programs, Trailblazer Award

Melanie Gilbert, administrative assistant, Office of International Programs, Ambassador Award

Donna Hawbaker, records specialist, department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, Customer Service Award

Brad Smith, facilities services and safety coordinator, Administrative Services, Leadership Award

Susan Rossman, staff assistant to the department head, department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, Spirit Award

Congratulations to this year's winners!