Each year, CBS honors staff for excellence in work at both the administrative, as well as technical and faculty support levels. Recipients are nominated for going above and beyond to achieve excellence. In addition to the Innovation Awards, each year the college recognizes a Civil Service/Bargaining Unit employee for their hard work through the college's Outstanding Service award. This year's recipients include:
CBS Student Services received an innovation award for its intercultural competence development efforts. The unit's Intercultural Competence Committee developed programming and initiatives implemented over the past four years including training, workshops webinars, assessments and staff retreats with an eye to advancing diversity efforts within the college.
Haas (Student Services), and Krapf and O'Brien (RLT) worked together to create a digital workflow to replace the paper-based Directed Research Contract. The new process make it easier for students to register for directed research courses.
Starker received an innovation award for his technical contributions, leadership and management of the lab of Dr. Daniel Voytas. In particular, his disseminating of a technology that helps develop a reagent which is a means to modify DNA at a specific point in the genome.
Shun received the Outstanding Service Award for her grant and budget support as a accountant for the college. Her work to ensure accuracy and timeliness in grant submissions was particularly noted in her nomination.