Western Way program honors employee excellence

Western Today staff

Do you work with an outstanding colleague at Western Washington University? Nominate him or her for special honors in the Western Way recognition program, which aims to recognize Western employees for their hard work on campus and to give their co-workers an opportunity to praise their efforts.

Andrea Date, a secretary supervisor with University Residences, was praised last year for her helpful attitude by two WWU locksmiths:

"Andrea is always kind, helpful and patient," wrote locksmith lead Ethan Van Diest and locksmith Brent Nonhoff. "She will always listen to me and follow through with what needs to be done. She strives to make it better not just for her own area but for our area that services the entire university. Andrea truly is willing to try anything if it will improve her job and ours. My job depends upon getting information correctly from where help is needed thru several levels of management. Andrea is the one who makes that happen. She is one of those bright spots that makes it a pleasure to work here."

Any time throughout the year, folks in the WWU community can visit the Western Way website to recognize a Western employee who demonstrates excellence in serving students, visitors or colleagues, based on the characteristics that make them uniquely Western: inviting, engaging, distinctive, collaborative and adventurous.

Western Way honorees are recognized online on the Western Way Wall of Acknowledgment, in the Western Today newsletter and in a slideshow at the Employee Recognition Ceremony in April.

To view more information on the nominees to date, visit the Western Way website at www.wwu.edu/westernway/.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015