2022 Staff Awards of Excellence Recipients

The 2022 recipients of the Awards of Excellence for engineering staff, shown below, were recognized at the annual Staff Awards Banquet on December 9, 2022.

Business Office Excellence Award for Professional and Management Staff

Jill Clauson
Center for Innovative & Strategic Transformation of Alkane Resources (CISTAR)

For her outstanding commitment to supporting Chemical Engineering and customers.

Business Office Staff Excellence Award for Support Staff

Michelle Sarault
Mechanical Engineering

For her calm attitude, flexibility, communication skills, and continual pursuit to build her capabilities in interaction and interactive skills.

Customer Service Award for Professional and Management Staff

Jared Pike
Mechanical Engineering

For his contagiously positive attitude, genuine desire to help others succeed, and creativity to deliver the best results as a Communication Specialist in Mechanical Engineering.

Customer Service Award for Support Staff

Lisa Stacey
Materials Engineering

For promoting an environment in which everyone's strengths, expertise, and knowledge are appreciated, while providing support, gratitude, and professionalism.

Leah H. Jamieson Leadership Award

Mark Johnson
Electrical & Computer Engineering

For encouraging and motivating others by example and his contributions with lasting impact within Electrical & Computer Engineering & the College.

New Employee Excellence Award

Stephen McBride
Graduate Education

For his initiative on the job, strong to desire to improve, exemplary attitude and his professional and effective engagement across a wide range of individuals.

Outstanding Academic Advisor Excellence Award

Holly Englert
Mechanical Engineering

For her exceptional interpersonal skills in all facets and her passion for assisting students and student success.

Outstanding Research Staff Excellence Award

Scott Meyer
Mechanical Engineering

For his revitalization of propulsion activities and outstanding leadership approach to the development of exceptional experimental facilities.

Professional Achievement Excellence Award

Chell Nyquist
Aeronautics & Astronautics

For his hands-on approach to his position within the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, frequent help, and his direct and truthful nature.

Team Award: The Hammer Project Team, School of Mechanical Engineering

L – R: Kyle Wang, John Wheeler, Song Zhang, Mike Logan, Martin Jun, NOT PICTURED: Morgan Murphy
  • Kyle Wang, Undergraduate Student, School of Mechanical Engineering
  • John Wheeler, Machinist, School of Mechanical Engineering
  • Song Zhang, Assistant Head for Experiential Learning & Professor of Mechanical Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering
  • Mike Logan, Managing Director of Technical Services, School of Mechanical Engineering
  • Martin Byung-Guk Jun, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering
  • NOT PICTURED: Morgan Murphy, Senior Lecturer, School of Mechanical Engineering

For their efforts in the development and delivery of a new way to teach skills leveraging different styles at scale, which helped to improve the curriculum and created campus wide excitement.