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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 2009

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Karen Hornfelt

Karen Hornfelt
Principle Assistant:
Clinical Communication Leadership & Cont Education Programs

...Karen has been autonomous and self motivated in an extraordinary manner since she walked in the door... I have never, let me say that again, NEVER, worked with an individual who had the professional competence, commitment, dedication AND positive can-do attitude that is embodied in Karen Hornfelt...

Steve Leib

Steve Leib
Scientific Associate
Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology (VMP)

...His attention to detail and exemplary work ethic are an example to all who know and work with him...Steve is an outstanding research associate who contributes significantly to the productivity of several faculty members in the Department, as well as to the productivity of numerous other staff members and graduate students...

Sue Pritchard

Sue Pritchard
Research Technician II
Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology (VMP)

...Sue's performance of her routine duties has been exemplary, and I have come to just assume that complete reliability is a given...One of Sue's most outstanding qualities is one which is not really part of her job description – and which she gets no formal credit for: teaching. Over the years she has taught many graduate and undergraduate students how to do any number of types of experiments...

Lisa McEwen

Lisa McEwen
Patient Services Representative
Veterinary Teaching Hospital

...Lisa consistently goes "above and beyond" in her duties... She does work as a team player within the whole clinic and reaches beyond her position at the front to be sure work smoothly for clients, students and doctors. She makes everyone want to work together and she influences by her actions, not by standing around telling people what to do to be team players...

Rachel Jensen

Rachel Jensen
Large Animal Technician
Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Gordon H. Keown Award for an outstanding staff member in the Equine division.






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