Job Well Done: Academic and Student Affairs Announces 2018 Staff Recognition Awards

At a ceremony on April 23, 2018, the Division of Academic and Student Affairs recognized exemplary employees in several categories, including Pride of the Wolfpack, Awards for Excellence, Outstanding Teaching Award, and Wolfwalks awards.

Awards for Excellence

The NC State University Award for Excellence is the most prestigious honor awarded to non-faculty staff members in recognition of meritorious accomplishments, beyond one’s normal job responsibilities. Twelve staff members were nominated this year, and three were selected as award recipients.

Nominees

Michael Coombes, New Student Programs
Sean Fokes, Facilities
Mandy Geiger, University Housing
Eileen Haase, Counseling Services
Mary Hauser, Gregg Museum
Eric Hawkes, University Recreation

CJ Jackson, University Housing
Heather King, Office of Undergraduate Research
Kathleen Laudate, Music
Courtney Simpson, TRIO Programs
Heather Spencer, Student Health Services
Joshua Welch, Fraternity and Sorority Life

* Award recipients are noted in bold.

Pride of the Wolfpack

The Pride of the Wolfpack Award recognizes individual employees for a special or unique contribution to their college, business unit, or NC State University. Through the generous sponsorship of the NC State Bookstore, recipients received a framed certificate and lapel pin exclusive to Pride of the Wolfpack Recipients.

Award Recipients

Nate Cline, University Tutorial Center
Jamie Gilbert, Student Media
Justin Hammond, Marketing and Communications
Kasey Harris, University College
Anne Hayworth, Academic Support Programs for Student-Athletes
Durell Hurst, University Housing
David Jensen, University Theatre
Amy Kish, Exploratory Studies
Michelle Koehler, Exploratory Studies
Andrew Korhonen, University Theatre
Kelly Laraway, Career Development Center
Victoria Martin, Exploratory Studies
Kim Nguyen-Dinh, Counseling Services

Andrew Korhonen, University Theatre
Kelly Laraway, Career Development Center
Victoria Martin, Exploratory Studies
Kim Nguyen-Dinh, Counseling Services
Macdara O’Sullivan, Counseling Services
Dylan Oakley, Facilities
Amy Sawyers-Williams, Arts NC State
Dawn Speas, TRIO Programs
Lori Spitzfaden, Finance
Wesley Wade, Career Development Center
Joshua Welch, Fraternity and Sorority Life
Sarah Wright, TRIO Programs

Outstanding Teaching Awards

Outstanding Teaching Award Recipient, Tara Mullins.

  • Tom Koch – Music
  • Tara Mullins – Dance
  • Wes Parker – Music
  • Wayne Pollard – Health and Exercise Studies
  • Matt Rever – Health and Exercise Studies

*Award recipient noted in bold.

Wolfwalks

Wolfwalks is an annual Division of Academic and Student Affairs exercise kick-start program designed to get employees in the division up and moving.

Top 5 Competitive Teams

  1. Kicking ASPSA
  2. The Holy Walkamolies
  3. Lykos
  4. Walk It Out
  5. Leaders of the Track

Top Competitive Walkers

  • Veronica Cooley-Perry from The Holy Walkamolies – 1,874,605 total steps
  • Kristen Lee from Kicking ASPSA – 1,658,007 total steps
  • Tommy Jones from Kickin ASPSA – 1,591,941 total steps

Most Improved Walker

  • CJ Jackson
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