Winners of the annual “Making Things Better” awards were announced in a ceremony held last Tuesday. President Tim Hynes recognized faculty, staff, campus departments, and organizations that go above and beyond to make the campus and the community better.
“We have an opportunity to take really good things that we do and getting better at them in the ways we serve each other, the ways we serve our community and the ways we serve our students,” said Dr. Hynes.
The recipients were selected by nominations from faculty, staff and students. Each received a plaque as well as a $500 cash award sponsored by the Clayton State University Foundation.
Staff honorees Donna Taffer and Jeri Trenova were recognized for their overall dependability and strive for accuracy. Faculty winners Jillian Jones and Dr. Joshua Meddaugh were honored for exemplifying leadership, mentorship and inspiration to students.
“It’s nice to know that what I do is being recognized and helps [the students] out a lot,” said Dr. Meddaugh. “At the end of the day, that’s what we’re here for.”
The Clayton State chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, national co-ed service fraternity, was noted for creating opportunities to support other students like the Laker Care closet and mini food pantries to address student hunger.
With resounding acknowledgment from students, faculty and staff alike, Public Safety earned the “Making Things Better” award for providing safety campus-wide.
Dr. Hynes ended the celebration thanking the many individuals responsible for nominating the honorees.
“This provides a great opportunity for colleagues to tell other colleagues how much we appreciate the good work you do in making this a better place,” he said.