Sending a 'We Are!' to these Penn Staters

We Are!
Credit: Bryan Benner

This week, we recognize eight Penn Staters who go above and beyond what's asked of them in their work at the University.

Do you know someone who deserves a shout-out? If you do, consider taking a minute to nominate that person by filling out a short online form.

This week, it's thank you to:

Ashley Adams, with World Campus, whose nominator wrote: "Dr. Adams and her staff have been at the forefront of stimulating greater engagement with, for and by World Campus students. Her passion and hard work provide a sterling example of what it means to be engaged — not merely talking about it!! Kudos, and 'thank you!'"

Tricia Homonai, at Penn State Fayette, whose nominator wrote: "In addition to being great at her work as an admissions officer, Tricia has been a powerful campus leader central to the success of the Benefit Fayette Fundraiser Committee and the Retention Task Force. Thank you for your dedication, Tricia!"

Maurice Stroemel and Jason Winfield, with Penn State Altoona and the College of Arts and Architecture, respectively, whose nominator wrote: "Maurice and Jason were key members of a focus group to enhance rigging safety in University theaters. They took the initiative to develop a rigging inspector training course and presented it to employees. Maurice and Jason did an outstanding job of creating the content and the training sessions were very well received!"

Courtney Horner, in Undergraduate Education, whose nominator wrote: "Many people in the Office of Student Aid deserve recognition, but I especially appreciate that when I have a question for Courtney she responds promptly with kindness and detail. She always moves problems toward resolution and helps students and staff to learn and feel supported."

Wendy Williams, in the College of Health and Human Development, whose nominator wrote: "Wendy is intelligent and knowledgeable, and provides answers to many HR questions. She takes initiative and provides thorough instructions on navigating You@PSU."

Lisa Wiedemer, with Commonwealth Campuses, whose nominator wrote: "Thank you to Lisa for her tireless efforts in working with faculty to navigate the complicated grant submission process and timelines, especially coordinating with faculty across campuses and institutions. Her attention to detail helps faculty succeed in securing grants in our careers."

Debrah Poveromo, in the Office of Research Protections, whose nominator wrote: "In the short time since Deb has joined our office, she had totally revamped our Responsible Conduct for Research and SARI (Scholarship and Research Integrity) programs to great success. She is a champion of diversity and inclusiveness in our workplace and always has a kind word or joke to share. Grateful for all she brings to the table!"