West Virginia University’s Eberly College of Arts and Sciences has named the recipients of this year’s outstanding staff awards.
They are Tammy Carrico, Tom Milam and Diana Hammack.
Carrico, an administrative associate in the Department of Psychology, is the recipient of this year’s award in the professional category. She was nominated by 10 faculty members in the department for her professionalism, positive attitude, dedication and dependability.
Carrico joined the department in fall 2000. At first, she split her time between the department and Eberly College’s expert business office, working overtime to organize finances, personnel files and other paperwork in the chair’s office, even while on maternity leave.
�€?Tammy gracefully juggles a complex and ever-changing set of challenges with consistently excellent results,�€? said Michael Perone, department chair. �€?She runs the department.�€?
Senior laboratory instrument specialist Tom Milam is known by physics students and faculty as the department’s �€?do-it-all�€? handyman. The recipient of the award in the technical category, Milam helps to design projects and repair equipment in the Department of Physics and other Eberly College departments such as biology and psychology.
�€?What sets Tom apart is his willingness to work with faculty and students when they make requests for projects to be completed,�€? said Earl Scime, department chair. Department of Psychology Centennial Professor Kennon Lattal also recognized Milam’s hard work and dedication.
�€?Tom is a master craftsman, and everything he does reflects his tremendous pride in his work,�€? Lattal said.
Though Department of Biology accounting clerk Diana Hammack is the recipient of the award in the clerical category, she is often found doing much more than sitting at a desk. From ordering chemicals and other supplies to sweeping the greenhouse, completing paperwork or repairing a copier, Hammack happily does it all.
�€?Diana can be counted upon to do whatever needs to be done,�€? said Marlene DeWitt, an administrative associate in the department.
Colleagues also admire Hammack’s flexibility when it comes to her job.
�€?Diana is assertive when she needs to be, aggressive when the situation calls for it, but always professional and courteous,�€? DeWitt said. �€?We are very fortunate to have her.�€?