Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, email@example.com
COLLEGE STATION – Grace Glenn, senior administrative coordinator in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University, has received a Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence in the office and administrative staff category.
The Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence recognizes the commitment and outstanding contributions of faculty and staff across Texas A&M AgriLife. The award was presented Jan. 14 at the AgriLife Center on the Texas A&M campus in College Station.
Glenn, who has worked in the animal science department since 1998 and for Texas A&M since 1982, was nominated for the award for exemplary work as senior administrative coordinator through the years.
Said one nominee, “Her tremendous attitude, tireless efforts and long-term loyalty to Texas A&M makes (her) an exceptional award candidate.”
Highlights include assisting with three different transitions of department heads, three interim department heads, four associate heads for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, two associate heads for academic programs, two associate heads for operation and two assistant heads for undergraduate programs.
Glenn serves as the sole administrative support for the department head, associate head for AgriLife Extension, associate head for operations and associate head for academic programs.
Dr. Kerri Gehring, meat science and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point coordinator in animal science, wrote in a nomination letter, “No matter how high her desk is stacked with her own work, she always smiles and offers assistance to everyone who walks into her office. Grace is one of the most productive members of the animal science staff, but she always manages to excel in accomplishing her responsibilities while taking time to listen and assist others with their needs.”
“Grace has been a model of integrity, respect, leadership and loyalty during these critical years, which is beneficial for morale,” wrote Dr. Tom Welsh, professor of physiology reproduction in animal science and Texas A&M AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow.
“She has declined the opportunity to relocate to positions with a more resounding job title due to her loyalty to our faculty, students and staff. Thus, she remains in a position where even greater demands were placed upon her due to several rounds of budget reductions. Grace remains optimistic and tells us that ‘…we have been through worse, and we will survive to thrive.’”