2012 Classified Staff
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Award for Excellence
Senior Lab Technician, Human Biology
Colleagues note Mark Damie's passion for work, impressive attention to detail, and exceptional commitment to students and faculty in his position as a laboratory technician for Human Biology. He is considered an indispensable member of the department, and new faculty members credit his assistance for preventing them from drowning in course preparations.
In his role to support teaching laboratories by ordering supplies, preparing chemical compounds, and training student workers, Damie faces a continual swirl of demands, accommodating last-minute requests, fixing broken equipment, or, in one case, locating a missing shipment of sea urchins. Despite the pressure, he maintains his patience and sense of humor. His long hours and missed vacations are testament to his dedication to his job and the success of his students.