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Cooper, Siemers honored at 2017 College of Engineering Staff Awards of Excellence

Kathryn Cooper and Tammy Siemers were recognized as finalists for the 2017 College of Engineering Staff Awards of Excellence at the annual staff awards banquet held at the Shively Club on December 1st. Tammy Siemers was named the recipient of the Leah H. Jamieson Leadership Award.
Kathryn "Kitty" Cooper was recognized as a finalist for the College of Engineering Administrative/ Professional Customer Service Award. 

Kathryn R. Cooper, better known as “Kitty” to her co-workers, is the Intra and Extramural Programs Assistant in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, completing a wide range of tasks with a can-do attitude and attention to detail, anticipating needs and taking timely action.

Her definition of "customer" is painted with broad strokes and she never fails to make each person feel welcome and part of the Purdue BME family. A trusted adviser and the go-to person to solve a variety of issues, Kitty makes the work of BME more efficient and more enjoyable.

For her amazing organizational skills, can-do spirit, positive attitude and superb service-minded approach to faculty, students, alumni and the many visitors who come through the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Kathryn R. Cooper was recognized as a finalist for the Administrative/ Professional Customer Service Award.

Tammy R. Siemers received the College of Engineering Leah H. Jamieson Leadership Award.

Tammy R. Siemers is the Professional Development and External Relations Specialist for the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, a newly created position she assumed in 2014. She has researched, developed and now leads numerous innovative professional development programs and opportunities for BME graduate students, transforming the new position to a vital role within the school.

Tammy's initiative, perseverance and positive attitude have resulted in connections with corporate, clinical and agency partners to create internship opportunities, as well as programs to build the writing and presentation skills of the students.

For her insightful methods of exposing graduate students within the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering to innovative professional development resources ranging from the creation of individual development plans to workshops helping analyze the students’ assets, Tammy R. Siemers received the Leah H. Jamieson Leadership Award.