University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Physics

St. Louis and Hammond Receive Top Staff Awards

From left: Diana St. Louis, Interim Dean Bill Falls, and Dave Hammond

The College of Arts and Sciences annual Staff Recognition Luncheon was held on Thursday, September 24 in the Livak Ballroom at the Davis Center.  As part of that event, Interim Dean Bill Falls had the pleasure of announcing the winners of the 2015 Dean’s Staff Awards for Superior Performance.

Dave Hammond, the Physics Department's scientific electronics technician, was chosen to receive the Award for Superior Technical Support. Diana St. Louis, administrative assistant in the Department of Psychological Science, received the Award for Superior Administrative Support.  These awards recognize outstanding effort and achievement in the support of the mission of the College. Each award winner receives a cash award of $250 from the Dean’s Office and has his or her name engraved on a commemorative plaque displayed in the reception area of the Dean’s Office.

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At the luncheon the following staff members who are celebrating milestone years at UVM were also recognized: 10 years: Nathaniel Merrill (Biology), Edward Curtiss (Chemistry), Renee Berteau and Heather Cyr, both from the CAS Dean's Office; 15 years: Vibeke Burley (Geogrpahy) and Beverly Cooper (English); 20 years: Kelly Durtra (Music and Dance); 25 years: David Hammond (Physics); 30 years: Sarah Gilmore (CAS Dean's Office); and 35 years: Michael George (Arts and Sciences Computing Services), Andrea Lucey (Chemistry), and Candace Smith from Political Science.