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CBS staff receive innovation awards

College recognizes staff members for excellence in work over the past year

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:

Administrative Innovation Award

CBS Student Services 

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.

Kelaine Haas, Miranda Krapf and Timothy O'Brien

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.

Innovation Award for Technical or Faculty Support

Colby starkerDr. Colby Starker 

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.

CBS Outstanding Service Award


Launa shunLauna Shun

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.