Superlative Staff: End of the Year Awards 2020

    Date Posted: 
    Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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    Each year the college is pleased to celebrate the winners of its highest employee recognition awards, and this year’s Honorable Mention recipient is Ashley Bidegain and the Employee of the Year recipient is Matt Grogan!  Thanks to both of these outstanding contributors for their hard work and perseverance through difficult times! The Wyant College was unable to hold its usual end of year celebration, but we continue to recognize our staff who work so hard to keep the college moving forward.

    Employee of the Year

    All staff that have been previously recognized through a SPOT or Peer-to-Peer award are eligible for Staff Employee of the Year and Honorable Mention. To determine the awards, the committee has the difficult job of evaluating the content of all nominations, factoring in the number of Peer-to-Peer and SPOT awards received throughout the year, as well as the impact of the employees' daily performance.  

    Employee of the Year 2020 

    The Employee of the Year for 2020 award went to Matt Grogan, Building Manager. Matt was also the recipient of the 3rd Quarter Peer-to-Peer award and a SPOT award in June. Tom Koch, the dean for the College of Optical Sciences, presented Matt with a beautiful glass award. He also received $1,000 for his commitment and dedication to the College of Optical Sciences.

    Congratulations from all of us, Matt! 



    Honorable Mention

    Honorable Mention 2020

    The Year 2020 Honorable Mention was presented to Ashley Bidegain, Information Technology Systems Manager, by Tom Koch. Ashley had previously been a recipient of the 4th Quarter Peer-to-Peer award, and received a glass award as well as $500.

    Congratulations, Ashley!

    A very big thanks and congratulations to all of the 2020 Staff Recognition winners for their commitment to ensuring that the Wyant College of Optical Sciences remains at the forefront of optics education. We look forward to highlighting and recognizing 2021's incredible OSC staff.

    For more information on the program, see the official Staff Recognition Program on our Staff page, under the Human Resources section.