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Employees Par Excellence

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

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: 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

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