Teamwork, selflessness characterize staff winners

Five WSU employees will receive President’s Employee Excellence Awards at the Celebrating Excellence recognition banquet March 23, part of WSU’s annual World Class. Face to Face. Showcase festivities to honor the achievements of faculty and staff across the university. The awards recognize outstanding contributions to WSU by classified and administrative professional employees from across the […]

WSU alum wins national teacher award

Washington State University alumna Lisa Cartwright, a fourth-grade teacher at Pullman’s Franklin Elementary School, received a 2004 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the nation’s highest honor for teaching in these fields. Cartwright received the award at an April 15 ceremony in Washington, D.C. With the award she receives a $10,000 gift […]

She’s a smooth operator, the heart of Women’s Studies

Behind every smoothly running operation is an operator. Such an “operator” can be found in Linda Chesser, administrative manager and adviser for the Department of Women’s Studies. As the only staff member for the growing Women’s Studies program, Chesser must tackle a myriad of tasks as she works side by side with faculty and students […]

Patient problem solver points to mentors’ key role

Patience is a virtue. Some people have it more than others, and Don Holbrook, area finance officer for Student Affairs, is one of them. His patience, diligence and concern with helping others are among the virtues he is recognized for as a 2005 President’s Employee Excellence Award recipient. “He is never too busy to listen,” […]

Blocking threats to agriculture in Washington

Some people are naturally gifted with the ability to multi-task. One such person is Keri Druffel, research technologist III for the Department of Plant Pathology. Her ever-present energy, hard work and accomplishments have earned her a 2005 President’s Employee Excellence Award. “I keep asking her what type of coffee she drinks,” said Hanu R. Pappu, […]

Communications ‘lifeline’ helps others stay informed

When burst pipes and other calamities struck all over campus in January 2004 due to 20-below temperatures, Debbie Hill took the several hundred calls from frantic university members, calmed them down and organized a troubleshooting plan. Maybe not your typical day, but Hill, plant communication coordinator for Facility Operations, did it with composure and style. […]

WSU, UW presidents appear Dec. 16 at Pasco Chamber

TRI-CITIES, Wash. — The presidents of Washington State University and the University of Washington will hold a joint news conference in Pasco on Monday, Dec. 16, prior to their appearance as guest speakers at the Pasco Chamber of Commerce meeting. The new conference is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. in the lobby of the West Coast […]