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Department of Animal Sciences


OSU Staff Awards 2013!

April 15, 2013

The Department of Animal Sciences is proud to announce that two of its staff members received OSU Distinguished Staff awards on April 15. The award recipients were surprised in their places of work by the awards committee and colleagues. Kelly George, Academic/Fiscal Associate, received her award while teaching AS 3600 Global Food & Agriculture in room 202 of Animal Science building. Sandy Bentley, Office Associate, received her award in her office in Animal Sciences building. Friends, family, and colleagues interrupted George's class with the surprise announcement and crowded into the meat science suite to catch Bentley off guard. We are happy to report that both recipients appeared stunned but happy. Colleagues nominate potential eligible staff members for awards. Part-time and full-time staff with at least five years of continuous service are eligible. Award recipients are selected on the merits and strengths of the following kinds of contributions as described on the Human Resources webpage (

  • Enhancing the quality of work-life in ways that make a significant difference for colleagues or customers.
  • Providing outstanding and ongoing excellence in services to faculty, staff, students and/or other customers.
  • Developing creative solutions to problems that result in significantly more effective and efficient department or university operations.
  • Consistent demonstration of one or more of the university values: Excellence, Collaborating as One University, Acting with Integrity and Personal Accountability, Openness and Trust, Diversity in People and Ideas, Change and Innovation, Simplicity in Our Work, Empathy and Compassion, and Leadership.

Today's recipients join a number of other Animal Sciences recipients from years past, including Michael Chakerian, a 2012 award recipient.