Four dozen of NC State’s top employees were honored for their contributions during the Awards for Excellence program June 8.
Five university-level winners advance to the Governor’s Awards for Excellence competition: Stephanie P. Pomeroy, Tuyen Tran, Justine R. Hollingshead, Dreama C. Milks and Julie A. Nettifee-Osborne. They receive a day off and a $250 check.
Pomeroy, a pharmacy technician with Student Health Services, was recognized for her willingness to do whatever is needed to serve patients promptly. She’s made trips on her own time to get prescriptions and suggested changes that streamlined immunization visits and improved the flow of patient care. Pomeroy volunteers for Filling-In-Gaps, an organization that purchases medications for under-insured residents of Wake County who can’t afford them.
Tran, program specialist with the University Bookstore, has helped increase efficiency and improve customer service. Since his days as a student worker, he has demonstrated a strong work ethic and grasp of technology. His work has helped the bookstore meet and exceed federal requirements.
Hollingshead, director of the campus Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Center, has provided awareness training for private companies and the public sector. She initiated project SAFE, a three-hour ally training program offered several times annually and serves on the board of directors for the new Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Center of Raleigh. She spent three weeks in Haiti as an EMS worker following the earthquake.
Milks, an agricultural research technician with the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, remains dedicated to her work after more than 30 years with the university. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of plant pathology and lab processes, and she’s on a first-name basis with scores of those involved in agriculture. She’s willing to put in extra hours and do what’s needed to serve growers and extension agents in western North Carolina.
Nettifee-Osborne, a research technician with the Department of Clinical Sciences, excels in spite of being pulled in many different directions as she works with multiple scientists. Researchers rate her as one of the most outstanding technicians they’ve worked with and one of the top employees in the College of Veterinary Medicine. She’s independently recruited a large group of control animals for a dog study and improved tracking and research procedures.
Here is a complete list of those honored by unit.
Chancellor’s Unit: Kay Stewart Newman, Joy Tongsri
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: Diane Ducharme, Kimberly L. Jett, Leena Kathuria, Dreama Milks, Rick Santangelo, Sue Strong
College of Design: David Knight, Katie Wakeford
College of Education: Michael Maher, Margaret Penny
College of Engineering: Shirley Kow, Mazie D. Lewis, Ali Stieglitz
College of Humanities and Social Sciences: W. Bruce Cheek, Jenny King
College of Management: E.C. Mabe, Bonnie Carol Yarboro
College of Natural Resources: Janell Moretz, Crystal Walton
College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences: Scott Ragan, Mark Watkins
College of Textiles: Philip R. Dail, Fusako M. Purser
College of Veterinary Medicine: Thomas Krupa, Julie Osborne, Mitsu Suyemoto
Extension, Engagement and Economic Development: Andrew Billingsley
Finance and Business: Tim C. Godwin, Amy B. Orders, Tuyen Tran, Karl Wallin
Office of Information Technology: John Martin, Nicholas Young
Provost’s Unit: George T. Barthalmus, Cate Putirskis, Beth Self
Research and Graduate Studies: Carol Linelle Ashcraft, Erica Braman Cutchins
Student Affairs: Nicole R. Guistwite, Justine Hollingshead, Stephanie Pomeroy, Ervin Lee Thomas
University Advancement: Vicky Earp, Tim Jones