Queen's University

Students honour extraordinary staff

 
2009-03-24

Queen's students have recognized two staff members for their remarkable contributions to campus life.

Queen's students have recognized two staff members for their remarkable contributions to campus life.

Cathy Wagar, undergraduate program assistant in Civil Engineering, and Rick Byrom, night custodian at JDUC were joint recipients of the 2008-2009 Alma Mater Society (AMS) Staff Award. Staff members were nominated by students for going above and beyond the call of duty to enhance academic and/or student life at the university.

Students commented on the competence, diligence and passion that Ms. Wagar brings to her work, and described her as "the glue that holds the Civil Engineering undergraduate department together."

Mr. Byrom was praised for bringing a sense of safety and comfort to those working late in the JDUC, and was hailed as "an unsung hero… whose loyalty, work ethic and kindness should be recognized."

Rector Leora Jackson presented the award at the AMS Annual General Meeting on Monday, March 16 in front of more than 800 students.

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