College of Engineering gives 2014 Awards for Excellence
The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University gave three outstanding staff members Awards for Excellence at a ceremony held April 1 at the Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center on NC State’s Centennial Campus. Executive Associate Dean of Engineering Dr. John Gilligan presented the awards.
The 2014 Awards for Excellence went to Lora Bremer with the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering; Richard Hodson with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Angela Efimenko with the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
The winners received eight hours of paid time off, a $250 check, and a plaque. Winners were made eligible for the university-wide Awards for Excellence.
Other nominees for the awards were: Subha Rekha Balasubramanyam with the Joint NC State-UNC Department of Biomedical Engineering, Paula Hubbell with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Justin Lancaster with the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Toni Rand with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Henry Tsai with the North Carolina Solar Center, and Toby Tung with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
About the winners
LORA BREMER is senior director of development and alumni engagement for the NC State Engineering Foundation with responsibilities in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering. Lora is one of the top fundraisers in the University Advancement system and surpasses her fundraising and alumni engagement goals every year. In 2012, she was asked to oversee the annual giving program for the College and delivered an increase in departmental enhancement funds across the College, as well as increased donations to the Dean’s Circle.
RICHARD HODSON is a Web programmer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and is a member of the WolfTech IT Group. His primary duty is support of GradWatch, the College of Engineering’s graduate student lifecycle software. GradWatch is an essential tool for faculty and graduate programs staff within the College, and Richard makes sure that it is well maintained and running efficiently.
ANGELA EFIMENKO is an administrative support specialist in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Angela handles a wide range of duties, from coordinating graduation ceremonies and ordering textbooks to overseeing event details for visitors and compiling reports for faculty members. She ensures that all aspects of the Department run smoothly. She stands out among her peers for her exceptional service, dedication to the students and Department and outstanding work ethic.