Coming up on Tuesday, May 14, we’ll be holding our annual SEFS Recognition Event in the Forest Club Room from 3-5 p.m. This year’s festivities include the award presentation, honoring retiring faculty and staff, door prizes, food and a wine tasting for those of age, as well as the always-popular silent auction (salmon fishing on Puget Sound? Sunset champagne sail?!) It’ll be one big school-wide stew—undergrads, grads, faculty and staff—so mark your calendars and come out and celebrate with your friends and colleagues!

In addition to faculty and research awards, each year we give out six awards based on nominations—three each for staff and students—to recognize exemplary members of the SEFS community.

Staff Categories

  1. Exemplary Administrative Performance
  2. Exemplary Research Activities
  3. Exemplary Outreach Activities

Student Categories

  1. Distinguished Teaching Assistant
  2. Outstanding Community Participation
  3. Distinguished Research Assistant

Nominations can come from students, staff or faculty, so don’t be bashful. To support your nomination, please send me a brief but specific nominating statement identifying your candidate and the nominated award category, and how your candidate exemplifies the characteristics of that category (a few lines will suffice). You may nominate a candidate for more than one award.

Please send your nominations to me—Karl Wirsing—by Friday, May 3. That’s less than two weeks away, so don’t dally in recognizing the amazing qualities of your peers and colleagues!