Matthew Holden, the Henry L. and Grace M. Hoerty Professor
of Government and Foreign Affairs, won the Hubert Humphrey Award
from the American Political Science Association. The award is
given annually in recognition of notable public service by a political
scientist. Holden is a former president of the group.
Stella Loftin, assistant director of financial management,
was selected Employee of the Year by the Housing Division Employee
Recognition Committee. Loftin spearheaded the Housing Divisions
transition to the new Oracle administrative software. The committee
also gave Darlene Richardson, supervisor in Housekeeping/Operations,
the Chief Housing Officers Award for her relationship with
her staff and her dedication. David Breeden, Maintenance/Operations,
was given the Customer Service Award. The Team Recognition Award
went to Roger Deane and Bill Cleerdin of Maintenance/Operations.
The Universitys Division of Recoverable and Disposable
Resources received three awards recently. It received the
program champion award for universities and colleges from the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys WasteWise Program
and two gold medals in the 2001 Technical Excellence Awards program
sponsored by the Solid Waste Association of North America, one
for waste reduction and the second for public education.
Among his last acts as governor, Jim Gilmore named Dr. Thomas
N. Pajewski, director of the division of neuroanesthesiology
at the Health Sciences Center, to the Virginia Formulary Board,
which evaluates data on drug products in the Virginia Voluntary
Formulary. Gilmore also re-appointed Pedro A. de Alarcon,
of the Health Systems Department of Pediatrics, to the Hemophilia
Advisory Board; and Joe Gieck, director of sports medicine,
to the Board of Physical Therapy.