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Past Award Winners

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Each year, we recognize colleagues who we believe deserve recognition for their hard work, dedication and service to the community by nominating them to receive one of our annual Staff Awards. Below is a listing of the exceptional staff in the College of the Liberal Arts who have earned these awards.

Rising Star Award


  • Heather Rutten, School of Global Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
  • Josh Byrd, Outreach

Outstanding Customer Service Award


  • Robin Haynes, Communication Arts and Sciences

Staff Excellence in Sustainability Award


  • Chris Hort, Office of the Dean

Staff Excellence Award


  • Robin Kephart, Anthropology
  • Staci Kelly, Undergraduate Studies

Innovation and Change Award


  • Trisha Everhart, Labor and Employment Relations

Liberal Arts Ambassador Award


  • Whitney Chirdon, School of Public Policy

Liberal Arts Ethics and Integrity Award


  • Kathy Swidwa, Strategic Communications

Excellence in Leadership and Mentoring Award


  • Susan Knell, Director, Career Enrichment Network


Past Awards Archive

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