Joel Hanson and Kayla Dewey have received College of Engineering staff awards.
Two staff members were honored for their contributions to the success of the NDSU College of Engineering during a virtual awards event on Sept. 23.
Joel Hanson was named the Outstanding Staff Award winner for the professional level. Hanson joined the College of Engineering in 2008 and serves as the director of the student support center.
“There are few people on campus who illustrate NDSU’s value of being student-focused as much as Joel does,” said David Grewell, professor and chair of industrial and manufacturing engineering.
“He is the reason many students choose NDSU and the College of Engineering, why others choose to stay here and why others develop the confidence to persevere and succeed,” said Scott Pryor, associate dean for undergraduate programs in the College of Engineering.
The College of Engineering’s other Outstanding Staff Award, for a staff member at the paraprofessional or office support level, went to Kayla Dewey.
Dewey joined the Department of Construction Management and Engineering in 2018 as the assistant to the chair.
“Kayla is always at the forefront to dig in and learn more about new and different applications that are being implemented,” said Alissa Kuntz, business manager for the College of Engineering. “She prefers to understand why and how to do something, rather than just the steps of a process, making her very thorough in how she approaches her responsibilities.”
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