Gossett recognized as caring, dedicated

Gabe Gossett, a librarian and head of Research Consultation in the Western Libraries, is the latest to be recognized in the Western Way program for his excellent commitment to Western Washington University.

"I hold the utmost respect for Gabe," said Desiree Campos, a student research writing assistant, in her letter recognizing Gossett. "His positive outlook and inquisitive nature are undeniably contagious. He is one of the most caring and dedicated individuals you will ever have the pleasure of crossing paths with. He has a strong sense of commitment to his colleagues, but most of all to the students of WWU. Gabe can often be found meeting with students in the Learning Commons or off-campus with those in the Extended Education program. Both when he is at home and running in and out of his office, Gabe monitors the online chat service for Western Libraries whenever he has a free moment. His unparalleled dedication is demonstrated in the way he strives for (and achieves) a high standard of excellence in everything he does. I can’t think of a better person to be recognized for their exceptional service to Western Washington University. I am pleased to have this opportunity to not only recognize Gabe Gossett for all that he does, but to thank him for the impact he has made on my experience as a student at Western. His efforts certainly do not go unnoticed."

Do you work with an outstanding colleague at Western Washington University? The Western Way program provides the opportunity for faculty and staff to recognize the great efforts of others on campus.

Any time throughout the year, folks in the WWU community can visit the Western Way website to recognize a Western employee who demonstrates excellence in serving students, visitors or colleagues, based on the characteristics that make them uniquely Western: inviting, engaging, distinctive, collaborative and adventurous.

Western Way honorees are recognized online on the Western Way Wall of Acknowledgment, in Western Today and in a slideshow at the Employee Recognition Ceremony in April.

To view more information on the awardees to date, visit the Western Way website at www.wwu.edu/westernway/.