Thursday, May 20, 2010
Staff Members Recognized for Contributions to OSU-Tulsa
TULSA (May 20, 2010) – Two OSU-Tulsa staff members were recently recognized for their outstanding service and contributions to students, faculty and staff during the 2009-10 academic year.
Howard Barnett, president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences, presented the Max Minor Service Award to Christina Barnaby. The annual award is named in memory of long-time OSU employee Max Minor and is awarded to staff members who demonstrate a commitment to OSU-Tulsa.
Barnaby, business affairs supervisor for OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS, has worked at OSU for almost 10 years.
“Working with OSU to instill knowledge in others has been, and continues to be, one of the finest opportunities of my life,” Barnaby said. “Then to have my co-workers aware of what I am doing, to have acknowledged my efforts, and to encourage me in my profession—there are no words to express my gratitude.”
Sally O’Mealey, academic counselor for the College of Human Environmental Sciences, was awarded the Roberta Joan Cothran Hess Staff Award.
Dr. James Hess presented the award, which is funded in memory of his mother, Roberta Joan Cothran Hess. The annual award is given to an OSU-Tulsa staff member who demonstrates a commitment to student services and displays an ability to excel in their work.
O’Mealey, who has been employed at OSU-Tulsa since March 2008, recognizes the importance and responsibility in helping students reach their goal.
“My obligations to OSU run deep—I feel first and foremost that I need to demonstrate to every student that their education from OSU will benefit them in ways they cannot even imagine,” O’Mealey said.
Other considerations for both service awards include outstanding leadership skills, effective communication skills and community involvement. Winners receive an award plaque and a cash gift.