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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 2013

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Galen Gorence

Galen Gorence
School of Molecular Biosciences Animal Care Facility Manager

"...an incredibly hard working employee who goes out of his way to ensure that the facilities he manages run as smoothly as possible...when problems arise, I can count on him to come to my door with solutions...resourceful and diligent...very professional and truly is a role model for all employee..."

Diana Olsen

Diana Olsen
WADDL Medical Transcriptionist Lead

"...Diana is in the position where everyone else thinks she should know how to fix their problems, and most of the time she does!...has a knack for helping to calm anxious or agitated clients with personal service that is empathetic to their concerns without compromising department policies..."

JoLynn Reno

JoLynn Reno
WADDL Aquaculture

"...indispensable ...master at multi-tasking and managing her time efficiently...very conscientious of the importance of accuracy in her work and therefore her work is flawless...exemplifies "going above and beyond"...has a great team spirit..."

Kelli Williams

Kelli Williams
WADDL Molecular Diagnostics

"...Kelli’s inspirational attitude makes our section an inviting place to work...infectious good-natured temperament is an inspiration to everyone in the lab...Kelli contributes heavily to our outstanding image nationally and worldwide. Our laboratory has an excellent reputation for service, and a great portion of this reputation can be attributed to Kelli’s efforts..."

Abby Scarlett

Abby Scarlett
Keown Award for Outstanding Staff Member

The Dr. Gordon Keown Award is to "recognize outstanding performance and dedication by a staff member of the Equine Division in providing exemplary care to patients and in supporting the efforts of clinical faculty".

Anesthesia Technicians

Anesthesia Technicians Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Mary Albi, Janel Bingman, Shelley Ensign, Shona Meyer, Nicole Valdez

"… offer exceptional care for each and every patient…The anesthesia technicians wrote the book on the words efficiency, conscientiousness, timeliness, job excellence, craftsmanship, and continuous improvement…As for ethical and professional behavior, our team is outstanding…They are an inspiration to faculty, residents, interns and students …"

Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience (IPN)

Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience (IPN)

Becky Morton, Max Benson, Laura Kinslow, Sue McLam, Bea O’Neill, Bobbi Sauer, Donna Sienkiewicz, Ty Simanson

"…were responsible for moving 24 research labs, an administrative office and a Vivarium from March –July 2013... all of this was over and above their administrative duties for which they also had to keep up as much as they could. The teamwork and service that each of these nominees showed was amazing...they always had a smile on their face, a 'can do spirit', and work ethic that made the move successful..."





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