OSU Libraries and Press held their annual awards ceremony — this year via Zoom — on May 19 to honor student, faculty and classified employees. Congratulations to all of our award winners for 2020-21 and the employees being recognized for years of service.

Carl Totten Outstanding Student Employees Awards — The Totten scholarships are given to students that have been employed at OSU Libraries for at least three consecutive terms and exhibit excellent qualities at work such as leadership, initiative, ambition, strong customer service ethic and reliability. The Totten Award was established by Winifred Wilberding Totten, class of '30, in memory of her husband Carl E. Totten, '30.

The winners of this year’s Totten Outstanding Student Employees Awards are:

Toni Trinh

Elise Schuh

Carl Totten Graduating Senior Award — The Totten graduating award goes to deserving graduating students that have been employed at OSU Libraries for at least two academic years, have demonstrated outstanding work performance, and exhibit excellent qualities at work such as leadership, initiative, ambition, strong customer service ethic and reliability. 

Isaiah McGuire  

Alice Kathryn Kidder Outstanding Student Employee Awards — The Alice Kathryn Kidder Outstanding Student Employee Award Fund was established to honor Alice Kathryn Kidder Evans. Kidder was an Oregon State College alumna who graduated with a degree in Commerce in 1924.The Kidder Award recognizes and rewards students who provide exemplary service to their unit and to library patrons.

Sienna Kaske

Eduardo Gonzalez

Jasmine Cabanilla

Kathryn Kenyon Award — The Kathryn Kenyon Award recognizes a student who has performed excellent work in their job as well as proven to be academically strong. This student employee displays a stellar service attitude, an outstanding work ethic and demonstrates leadership ability. The application process requires submission of an essay or other creative expression. 

Robin Weis

 

Employee recognition awards are given to outstanding individual staff members or projects. Criteria include advancing the major goals of the library; developing a project or program, or simplifying a process; or fostering and promoting a collaborative work environment.

Outstanding Group Project Award

Supporting users remotely during the pandemic: Dave Manela, Erin McCaslin Kooyman, Katie Bowler, Kathy Varbel, Kristin Swetland, Laura Ramos, Lucinda Amerman, Matthew Schuck, Rachel Burgess, Rima Reves, Sagan Wallace and Sandy Graham

Classified Staff Excellence Awards

Kristin Swetland

Lucinda Amerman

Faculty Excellence Awards

Sagan Wallace

Laura Ramos

 

There were also employees honored for their many years of service to the university.

15 Years at OSU

Kerri Goergen-Doll

20 Years at OSU

Deborah Carroll

Laurie Bridges

25 Years at OSU

Richard Sapon-White

30 Years at OSU

Elizabeth Nielsen

35 Years at OSU

Kathy Varbel

Once again, congratulations to all of those who were honored this year, and thanks for your dedication and service to Oregon State University.

Posted - May 25, 2021