President's Award for Excellence

April 2017

Dear Colleague:

Since 1986, the President’s Awards for Excellence have recognized the vital role that Wright State University classified and unclassified staff has in promoting and maintaining excellence in all areas of the university.

Again this year, classified and unclassified staff will receive a President’s Awards for exemplary performance in the areas of human relations, leadership, service and innovation. We will also recognize the outstanding campus unit and a group of units who collaborate on a significant project or initiative. Individual winners will receive a certificate and a cash award of $750. Unit winners will receive certificates.

We depend on your participation for the continued success of the President’s Awards for Excellence. Please consider nominating one or more of your deserving colleagues.

A special ceremony recognizing our colleagues’ outstanding efforts will be held Fall 2017.

I look forward to receiving your nominations and supporting letters.

Sincerely,

Thomas A. Sudkamp
Provost
Wright State University


2017 Award Winners

Excellence in Human Relations

  • Kelly Burcham (classified)
  • Will Jones (unclassified)

Excellence in Service

  • Mia Honaker (classified)
  • Wray VanVoorhis (unclassified)

Excellence in Leadership

  • Lisa Burke (classified)
  • Tim Littell (unclassified)

Spirit of Innovation

  • Harolynn Williams (unclassified)

Outstanding Unit

  • Wright State Police Department Crime Prevention Unit

Outstanding Collaborative Units

  • Social Media Managers Group

2017 Nominees

Individual Nominees
Nominee Category Division/Department Nominator
Kelly Burcham Human Relations College of Science and Mathematics David Grossie
Lisa Burke Human Relations Student Affairs Lee McKarns
Lisa Burke Leadership Student Affairs Pam Davis
Justin Fiehrer Human Relations Enrollment Management Marquita Manns
Holly Gersbacher Spirit of Innovation Advancement Greg Scharer
Stephanie Goodwin Human Relations Office of the Provost Kathy Engisch
Cristie Gryszka Leadership Advancement Greg Scharer
Lee Guild Service Wright State Nutter Center Jim Brown
Jeremy Hamman Service Computing and Telecommunications Debbie Whisler
Kurt Holden Leadership Wright State Police Department Stefan Kempf
Mia Honaker Service Student Affairs Mai Nguyen
Zane Jacks Human Relations Nursing Kristine Scordo
Will Jones Human Relations Office of Marketing Katie Halberg
Will Jones Human Relations Office of Marketing Emily Stamas
Meltem Kokaly Human Relations Human Resources Eric Rowley
Meltem Kokaly Human Relations Human Resources Sommer Todd
Kathy Kuntz Human Relations Advancement Greg Scharer
Tim Littell Leadership University College Jacqueline Neal
Todd Pavlack Leadership Center for Teaching and Learning Sean Pollock
Stephen Rumbaugh Spirit of Innovation Office of Marketing Katie Halberg
Sue Rytel Human Relations Boonshoft School of Medicine Nancy Harker
Ife Shafeek Human Relations Boonshoft School of Medicine Paul Koles
Kelli Smith Service Raj Soin College of Business Shu Schiller
Chris Spohn Human Relations Research & Sponsored Programs Tori Shumway
Wray VanVoorhis Service Student Affairs Jennifer Attenweiler
Cindy Vanzant Service Women's Center Nicole Carter
Harolynn Williams Spirit of Innovation College of Science and Mathematics Jacqueline Neal
Department Nominees
Nominee Category Division/Department Nominator
Classroom Technology Support CTS Outstanding Unit Computing and Telecommunications Debbie Whisler
Crime Prevention Unit Outstanding Unit Wright State Police Department Jeannette Horwitz
EdD in Organizational Studies Outstanding Collaborative Units College of Education and Human Services Leadership Studies, MSLD, EDL, LDR TED, RSCOB, WSRI. Suzanne Franco
Social Media Managers Group Outstanding Collaborative Units Campus-wide Initiative w/more than 254 university professionals and students Karen Strider-Iiames