Nine employees honored at Staff Day ceremony

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On June 7, 2022

Photo by Michael Pierce/Missouri S&T

Nine employees were honored for their contributions to the campus during a Staff Day celebration on May 25. Each winner received a certificate and plaque during.

Staff Council received 39 Staff Excellence Award nominations, 17 Newcomer Award nominations and 10 Outstanding Faculty Award nominations. A committee of recent Staff Excellence Award winners, faculty, and staff council members, selected the winners.

Six staff members received the 2022 Staff Excellence Awards. In addition to a plaque, each excellence award winner also received a monetary award of $1,000 provide by the chancellor’s office.

They are:

  • Amy McMillen, interim director of the S&T Advising Center
  • Jeannie Werner, office support assistant III for civil, architectural and environmental engineering
  • Dedie Wilson, experiential learning specialist in academic support
  • Nancy Winterburg, business support specialist II for biological sciences
  • Roger Younger, computer engineer in electrical and computer engineering
  • Latesha Zach, fiscal manager for the College of Engineering and Computing

The Newcomer Award is given to a staff member who has made a positive impact in their first two years at Missouri S&T. Rob Bussell, senior admissions counselor for the Chicago region, received the 2022 Newcomer Award.

The Outstanding Faculty Award recognizes a faculty member who is actively engaged in supporting staff across campus. Dr. Diana Ahmad, Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of history emerita, received the 2022 Outstanding Faculty Award

In addition to the staff and faculty excellence awards, Staff Council presented the Jan Buhlinger Spirit Award to Megan Fowler, business support specialist II in the College of Engineering and Computing and president of Staff Council. The award is named for the late Jan Buhlinger, a former Missouri S&T staff member and member of Staff Council. Recipients are selected by Staff Council based on their Missouri S&T spirit. 

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