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News and Awards

August 2013

July Staff Gift Card Program Awardees Announced

Two staff members each received a $50 gift card in recognition of their extraordinary efforts as part of the department’s July Staff Gift Card Bonus Program. The department received three new nominations in July.

Following are this month’s gift card recipients and some of the comments from their nominators:

Evelyn Castaneda, Program Manager

"Evelyn expertly manages the DARPA REPAIR program reports, communications and budgeting through the challenges created by the Sequester across 10 faculty at four institutions."

"She is always willing to stop what she is doing to help someone with a problem."


Diane Castle, Financial Officer

"Diane is always available, even when I just drop in to her office, to answer my many questions."

"She always replies to my emails promptly and tries her best to help me when I have questions."


The School of Engineering recently gave the EE department several gift cards to distribute to staff members who are recognized for going above and beyond. More people will be recognized next month, and nominations from the last few months will still be eligible for future months. EE faculty, staff and students are welcome to nominate a deserving staff person by visiting