Awards host and Institute Director, Karen Willcox, had a full schedule of awards and accolades to bestow upon community members and began the celebrations by recognizing staff who had reached service milestones in the last two years. Willcox has made no secret of her tremendous respect for university staff who are central to the success of the Institute but rarely step into the limelight. “The Oden Institute wouldn’t run without our wonderful staff, they are truly the backbone of the university. And because we couldn’t have an awards ceremony last year, between those recognized in 2021 and those recognized this year, we are recognizing a combined 165 years of service."
Four staff members reached service milestones in 2021
Lisa Gentry, Research Assistant, 25 years.
Amy Hejl, Sr. Financial Analyst, 15 years.
Charlott Low, Assistant to Dr. J. Tinsley Oden, 40 years.
Stephanie Rodriguez, CSEM Graduate Program Administrator, 15 years.
Four staff members reached service milestones in 2022
Katherine A Brown, Senior Research Fellow Computational Hydraulics Group, 10 years.
Jeff Early, Program Administrator for the PSAAP Program, 20 years.
Messan Quevison, Sysnet team, macOS fleet management, 15 years.
Guillerma Romero, Finance and Accounting team, 25 years