Thursday, May 28, 2015  
Classified Staff Council presents awards | Colwell named among top deans

Outstanding Service Award
Lashaway honored by Classified Staff Council

Steve Lashaway
"BGSU is a better place to work because of Steve Lashaway!" wrote one of Lashaway's colleagues in nominating him for the Classified Staff Outstanding Service Award. Lashaway was honored both for his service to the University as lead electrician and his advocacy in behalf of classified staff.

A 30-year employee who retired in April, Lashaway was presented the award at the Classified Staff Council (CSC) annual spring reception on May 20. Along with it came a $1,000 check and a plaque bearing his name, to be permanently displayed on the second floor of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

"He has an attitude of 'Let's make things better," and "Why don't we try this?" which aids him in helping make improvements to buildings, processes, energy savings, labor and employment and more," said Gail Houtz, past chair of CSC.


Representing the plumbing team at the awards were (left and right) Jim Baldwin and Carl Hill.

CSC Team Award
Plumbing Shop keeps water hot and energy costs down

Thanks to BGSU Plumbing Shop classified employees, the University's utility budget did not go up in steam last year, and campus maintained its heat and hot water throughout the bitterly cold winter.

In recognition of their hard work and initiative, Plumbing Shop employees Jim Baldwin, Perry Fletcher, Carl Hill, Tom Marsh, Brian Nowakowski, and Alan Nekoranec received the 2015 Team Award at the Classified Staff Council spring reception.

The team will share a $1,500 award and their names will be displayed on a commemorative plaque in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.


Colwell named to 30 most influential education deans

Brad Colwell
Dr. Brad Colwell, dean of the College of Education and Human Development, has been named among the 30 most influential deans of colleges of education in the United States by Mometrix Test Preparation.

As part of its mission to help prepare students for the workforce, the company is "showcasing how the leaders have had an invaluable impact not only on the field of education as a whole, but also on the lives of the future teachers of America whom they have shepherded through their programs."

In compiling the list, Mometrix researchers analyzed a number of factors including state and national awards and honors, education program rankings, individual degree program rankings, and even the level of pay received by graduated teachers from the schools examined.


Celebrate BGSU community commencements

Help the University celebrate the academic achievements of its community. All employees who graduated in May or whose family members graduated are invited to submit photos of the happy occasion to be included on the BGSU website. A link will be provided in Zoom News.

Photos may be of the graduate alone or may include family members. Send photos with names of all those pictured and the degree earned to Bonnie Blankinship at If the graduate is not an employee, please include the name of and his or her relationship to the employee.