Award of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement by a Staff
Member goes to Kathy Lesko
Kathy Lesko, the
Administrative Assistant in the Department of Chemical and
Biochemical Engineering, began working at The
University of Western Ontario’s Health Care Research Unit
twenty-five years ago. In 1986, she was hired to a
secretarial position in The Faculty of Engineering
(Science). In 1996, Kathy assumed the Department
Administrator role in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.
"Kathy has received a very
strong nomination, supported by a very large number of
testimonials from current and past students, faculty, and
staff," says Dean Berruti. "The nominator and all the
supporting statements concur that Kathy is a very pleasant
and dedicated staff member, very organized and meticulous
who does not hesitate to provide timely support to the
Department Chair, faculty, staff and students."
student adds, "....she does not know students by number, but
The Engineering Award of
Excellence for Outstanding Achievement by a Staff Member Award recognizes the outstanding achievements of a fulltime
(continuing) staff member (administrative or technical) who
supports the academic, research and innovation, public service
and/or administrative missions of the Faculty of Engineering.
selection include: collegiality, creativity, and sustained
commitment to the Faculty and University. The awardee must be
recognized as being a team-player by peers, students and
faculty. Positive attitude, active participation, honesty,
integrity, hard working attitude and demonstrated ability to
take on different roles (leadership, advisory, and support) are
all key attributes necessary for this recognition.
award can be given out annually, and individuals cannot receive
the award more than once. The award consists of recognition on a
Faculty of Engineering plaque, a certificate and a cash award.
The award will be presented at the annual Engineering Faculty
and Staff Awards Dinner in June 2005.
are interested in attending the annual Engineering Faculty
and Staff Awards Dinner to see Kathy and the other award
recipients receive their awards,
Sue Chapman by June 3, 2005.