CES staff honored at annual banquet
The College of Engineering and Science presented its Classified Staff Awards at its 2014 holiday luncheon. Outstanding employees were recognized for performance, achievements, or accomplishments that are exemplary and that contribute to the success of the college.
The highlight of the luncheon was the awarding of the Hattie B. Wagener Award, which is given annually to the top administrative staff member. The award, which began in 1997, carries a $1,000 cash prize.
The sons of “Boonie” Wagener, a longtime secretary in the electrical engineering department, sponsor the award. Ken, Ben and Earl Wagener began the endowed fund to honor the outstanding contributions of their mother and those who follow in her footsteps.
This year Gwen Dockins from mechanical engineering was the Hattie B. Wagener honoree.
“Classified staff are the glue that holds the college and indeed, the University, together,” said Anand Gramopadhye, dean of the college. “They provide the behind-the-scenes support that makes it possible for our faculty and students to excel.”