12-13: Excellence of Faculty and Staff

Title: Assistant professor in the Communication Department

What do you love most about your department?: “Everyone makes a big effort to respect each other. Everyone is open and transparent about decision-making processes, and I think that helps foster a sense of collegiality.…

Eight Western Washington University faculty and staff received President's Exceptional Effort Awards at the 36th annual employee recognition ceremony on campus. They are:

Francis Halle, Director of Space Administration & Management: Francis Halle's depth of…

Jim Schuster is director of VU Facilities.

Christopher Wise is a professor of English at Western Washington University.

Title: Professor in the Communication Department

What do you love most about your department? “How collegial we are with each other. We really respect each other so we can get the work done for the organization.”

Years at Western: 13th year

Originally from: Kent…

Title: Academic support coordinator in Student Outreach Services and coordinator of the Western Outdoor Orientation Trip (WOOT!) Program.

What do you love most about your department? “I love getting to work with amazing students here at Western and getting to support, inspire and…

George “Pinky” Nelson, retired astrophysicist and former Western Washington University professor, was recently selected as a recipient of the 2012-2013 Science Champions: Science Education Advocate Awards, presented by Washington State Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform, a…

Title: Associate professor in the communication department

What do you love most about your department? “The congeniality between the faculty members and the ability to work together.”

Years at Western: Seventh year at Western

Originally from: New Jersey;…

Title: Program coordinator for the WWU theatre and dance department

What do you love most about your department? “The drama. Well, no, not really. Truthfully, I love the creativity and the students are so enthusiastic about the curriculum offered.”

Years at…

The Western Washington University Faculty & Staff Wellness Program won a silver award in the Outstanding Wellness Program category at the annual Leaders in Health Care Awards from Seattle Business magazine.

The magazine honored 25 of Washington state’s health care innovators,…

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