Maureen Smith, coordinator, Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center (GIESORC) received a 2019 Crimson Spirit Award. Ms. Smith manages finances, travel, scheduling, and programming needs for GIESORC. She is able to execute many tasks with profound attention to detail, ease, and expeditiousness.

For almost eight months, Ms. Smith served as the single full-time staff member for the center. During this time, she continued to offer monthly programming, provided case management, and hosted a significant fund-raising event. She is the backbone of GIESORC’s programming efforts and her administrative expertise has allowed GIESORC’s presence to grow not only in Pullman, but also at other WSU campuses and locations.

Ms. Smith’s commitment to student success and services is evident in her daily interactions with students. She provides a listening ear and referrals to University services, always showing a deep care and concern for students. She doesn’t limit herself to individual needs, either! When she heard about food insecurity amongst the students, Ms. Smith created a small food pantry within GIESORC. The food pantry has since moved to a larger location to serve more students, but her work on food insecurity continues.

Maureen Smith is recognized for exceeding expectations, providing exceptional service, and making outstanding contributions to the WSU community.

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