The Podium

President Hopkins’ Perspective

President’s Perspective—Oct. 2013

Photo of Dr. Hopkins

It’s my favorite time of year! I always enjoy seeing our students and faculty return to campus and welcoming our incoming class of students—the newest members of the Wright State University family! I’d like to thank everyone who helped with … Continue reading

Excellence in Human Relations (Classified)

Kym Sellers
Kym Sellers

Kym Sellers is an administrative specialist with Community Health and the Center for Interventions, Treatment, and Addictions Research (CITAR), but to many on campus she is a friend, and an advocate for equal treatment. Continue reading

Excellence in Human Relations (Unclassified)

Alysoun Taylor-Hall
Alysoun Taylor-Hall

During her eight years as program coordinator for the Ph.D. in Engineering program with the College of Engineering and Computer Science… Continue reading

Excellence in Service (Classified)

Ryan Fullenkamp
Ryan Fullenkamp

Ryan Fullenkamp knows how to keep things working. Since 2006, he has worked in the Physical Plant Operations and Maintenance Division as a maintenance repair worker and as a plumber. Continue reading

Excellence in Service (Unclassified)

Kary Brigger
Kary Brigger

Kary Brigger is the assistant director in the Office of Institutional Research. According to her peers, she fully embraces the fact that she works for a service unit… Continue reading

Excellence in Leadership (Classified)

Kim Hudson
Kim Hudson

She has chaired committees, mentored faculty, staff, and students, and served as an unwavering role model to many… Continue reading

Excellence in Leadership (Unclassified)

Bill Palmer
Bill Palmer

Bill Palmer serves Wright State University as an environmental compliance specialist, managing various programs including hazardous waste/infectious waste… Continue reading

Outstanding Unit

Interlibrary Loan
The Interlibrary Loan staff (clockwise from left): Barbara Schaper, Steve Wynn, Rahme Ashour and Diana Kaylor.

Facilitating an often unrecognized but critically important service, the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) office with Wright State University Libraries is the winner of the Outstanding Unit award. Continue reading

Outstanding Collaborative Unit

Rowdy 500
Rowdy 500

An on-campus food drive during homecoming week with a goal of collecting 500 food items, Rowdy 500 far exceeded expectations as participating employees  collected 700 items and $102 for the Food Pantry. The combined effort of members of the Alumni … Continue reading

Spirit of Innovation (Classified)

Becky Valekis
Becky Valekis

Becky Valekis’ may be an administrative support coordinator in the university Office of Annual Giving, but her colleagues consider her the “glue that holds the department together.” Continue reading