2011 William C. Hooey Outstanding Staff Award
On December 9th, The School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering hosted our annual Holiday Party in the Courier Ballroom of the Statler Hotel. Over 200 students, faculty, staff, and friends attended the event.
A highlight of the night was the presentation of the inaugural William C. Hooey Outstanding Staff Award. The award was established in 2011 to recognize a member of the staff, who through their committed service and resourcefulness enabled the School and its faculty to execute all aspects of CBE’s mission. The award includes a plaque and a check and will be given each year to a CBE staff member, with no limitations on the number of times a single member of the staff can be recognized.
This year’s recipient, Breana Soule, was recognized for initiative and leadership. Breana was hired as the Assistant to the Director in 2010 and in the short space of one year has proven herself an invaluable member of the CBE team and an effective force in advancing the School’s programs. Her contributions to the 2011 Olin Hall News and willingness to go well beyond the call of duty in assisting the faculty with implementation and maintenance of the Schools new website were singled out for special mention by Director Archer in presenting the award.
The citation accompanying this year’s award reads: “Your efforts contributed in a notable way to the efficient operation of the department during a time of uncertainty and change among the staff. Your resourcefulness, positive can-do attitude, and willingness to provide valuable back-up support are very much appreciated by everyone. Your willingness to act as a strong team player and to offer assistance wherever it is needed has added measurably to the School’s effectiveness in meeting its responsibilities to all stakeholders.”