Joan Jerauld Honored with the Distinguished Staff Award

The Department of Animal Sciences’ Joan Galbraith Jerauld was one of 12 Ohio State staff members honored with the Distinguished Staff Award. As the university’s most prestigious staff recognition, the award celebrates staff members who have made a significant impact at Ohio State.

Jerauld, an Office Associate, has been with the Department of Animal Sciences for 18 years. According to her nomination, “Jerauld’s support is essential for faculty and staff and she is known as a mentor to students throughout the department. With her problem-solving, student-first and above-and-beyond approaches, she has created an environment where students feel welcome and can succeed.”

Award recipients are nominated and carefully chosen by the selection committee based on the following contributions:

  • Enhancing the quality of work life for colleagues or customers
  • Providing outstanding and ongoing service to university stakeholders
  • Developing creative solutions to increase department or university operations
  • Consistent demonstration of one or more of the university’s values

At a luncheon held on Monday, May 1, at the Longaberger Alumni House, recipients were recognized and congratulated by Ohio State leaders, including President Michael V. Drake. Award recipients also received a $1,500 cash award, $700 base salary increase and a crystal trophy. This year’s winners will also be honored on the field at Ohio Stadium during the September 23 Ohio State football game.