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Outstanding Staff Recognition Awards 


Since 1997 the Outstanding Staff Recognition Awards have recognized staff members who have excelled in the performance of their duties as well as promoted team work and inspired excellence in others. Staff are nominated by their department and selected by an advisory committee. Awards are presented at the annual College of Veterinary Medicine back-to-school picnic and BBQ.


Outstanding Staff Recognition Awards 2008

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Theresa Pfaff

Theresa Pfaff
Program Specialist 2
Veterinary Clinical Sciences

"...exceptional at what she does... knows when to lead and when to let others lead to build confidence and self-esteem...always friendly and has a laugh in her smile..."

Eric Lautzenheiser

Eric Lautzenheiser
Animal Care Manager

"...loyalty and responsibility toward his assigned job are his strongest attributes...Eric is a pivotal person in the veterinary college's mission...displays genuine empathy for the animals in his care ..."

Andrea Farmer

Andrea Farmer
Development Officer

"...has established herself as one of the rising stars on this campus... begins with a strong ethical background aimed at treating people the way she herself would want to be treated...has a dynamite personality that permeates the entire department..."

Dot Newkirk

Dot Newkirk
Microbiologist II

"...Loyal and dedicated are adjectives used to describe her work... the queen bee of the laboratory...unflinchingly provides support for all... well respected..."

Lisa Orfe 2008

Lisa Orfe
Associate in Research

"...willingly embraces the betterment of those around her on a daily basis... has every quality you could ask for – she has advanced knowledge, incredible job skill, great teaching skills, and is also lots of fun to work with...routinely 'thinks outside the box,'"...

Nancy Bassman

Nancy Bassman
Clinical Technologist I

"...dedicated and loyal employee... trustworthy, honest and hardworking... Because of her patient and kind personality, she is often the first person the clinical pathology residents will ask if they have a question about anything in the laboratory.... makes you feel like you are the only person that matters...always smiling and ready to help."

Jeanne Jensen

Jeanne Jensen
Senior Publications Coordinator (Editor)

"...highly motivated...unique mixture of above the best professionalism, humor and intelligence with attitude of protective and careful mother...smile is highlighting my day and her positive thinking makes me more optimistic..."






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