Harbison and Wardrop Recognized for Excellence at WSU Spokane
SPOKANE, Wash. – Joyce Harbison, principal assistant for the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Kristie Wardrop, program coordinator for the Interdisciplinary Design Institute have been selected by their peers for 2006-2007 Employee Excellence Awards in recognition for their outstanding contributions to the WSU Spokane campus and the greater Spokane community.
Harbison, who has been with WSU Spokane for six years, was described by faculty as the glue or backbone of the pharmacotherapy department. She was presented with the Administrative Professional Staff Excellence Award. A graduate of
“It is through her efforts that Pharmacotherapy has been successful in moving the business of the department forward in concert with the strategic plan,” said Linda Garrelts MacLean, clinical associate professor and chair of the
“She is incredibly well-organized and skilled at all jobs,” said William Fassett, professor,
“Her impact is so broad and deep,” said Brenda Bray, clinical assistant professor,
Wardrop, presented with the Civil Service Staff Excellence Award, has been with WSU Spokane for seven years. She is known for her “can-do” attitude and cheerful demeanor. Wardrop graduated from
“Kristie deals with a variety of people from a variety of backgrounds,” said Fred Peterson, professor of Leadership and Professional Studies. “The fact that she does this not only efficiently, but with unfailing cheerfulness is remarkable.”
“She always displays an attitude of being willing to help,” said Clifton Barber, campus academic director for Leadership and Professional Studies. “’May I help you’ is not just a behavior tagline she displays out of a sense of duty; rather, this welcoming posture is part of her character and is sincere.”
“Her personality is the key to her success,” said Nancy Blossom, campus academic director for the Interdisciplinary Design Institute. “She is loved by all the students, supportive of the faculty, and makes all people feel warm and welcome—a great first impression for WSU.”
Spokane Teachers Credit Union (STCU) sponsored the annual award, which was presented at the WSU Spokane Fall Kickoff. Wardrop and Harbison each received an engraved plaque, an STCU gift basket and a check for $1,000.
Spokane Teachers Credit Union: http://www.stcu.org/