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Carl R. Ice College of Engineering

Carl R. Ice
College of Engineering

1046 Rathbone Hall
1701B Platt St.
Manhattan, KS 66506

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Engineering Support Staff Employee of the Year 

All benefit eligible university support staff members are eligible to be nominated for the Engineering University Support Staff Employee of the Year award if they have completed one or more years of consecutive service to Kansas State University and if they have not been recipients of the award within the past five years. Criteria for the award are the following:
  1. Outstanding Achievement and Performance: Consistently and substantially exceeds the expectations of the position, performing at a level above and beyond normal job requirements; has made important and significant contributions in their area; has furthered the mission of the unit, college and/or university.
  2. Inspirations of Excellence in Others: Consistently and substantially demonstrates an ability and willingness to work positively, respectfully and effectively with others; has significantly improved customer service or has increased student satisfaction in their area; demonstrates ability and willingness to manage changes in work priorities, procedures and organization.
  3. Initiative and Creativity: Has significantly improved a work process or system, or has significantly increased the efficiency of an operation or department/unit; consistently seeks to improve the quality of work assigned; demonstrates efforts to expand work responsibilities.

Current Recipient

jacobsonArlene Jacobson, BAE

This year’s recipient is Arlene Jacobson, accountant 1 in the department of biological and agricultural engineering.

  • Arlene has gone above and beyond to make faculty, staff and students feel included by providing treats for special occasions and ensuring cards are sent from the department on all occasions.
  • After beginning to help faculty and students involved in research administration, some of her recommendations increased the efficiency of this area within the department.

Comments from a colleague:

  • “She is a great team member who is quick to help with a task, find an answer or solve a problem in addition to managing her own responsibilities. Even when things are challenging, she smiles and perseveres.”

Past Recipients

Karen Strathman, CHE, 2018
Jane Cox, ARE/CNS, 2017
Barbara J. Moore, BAE, 2016
Yvonne Bachura, ECE, 2015
Steve Booth, ECE, 2014
David Threewit, CE, 2013
Earl Harris, CIS, 2012
Nancy Logan, DOE, 2011
Jane Cox, ARE/CNS, 2010
Jan Herndon, CIS, 2009
Colette Remsbecker, AMI, 2008
Patty Berens, DOE, 2007
Kathy Schaefer, AMI, 2006
Vicky Geyer, IMSE, 2005
Danita Deters, CE, 2004
C. Florence Sperman, CE, 2003
Lou Ann Claassen, BAE, 2002
Carole Konold, MNE, 2001
Peggy Selvidge, CE, 2000