Western Way: Lunday, Barnes honored

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.

Recently recognized was Brittney Lunday, front counter lead in the Registrar's Office, who was praised by Taya Winter, Western's assistant registrar:

"Brittney is recognized by faculty, staff and students as a go-to person in the Registrar's Office with a vast amount of knowledge. Her caring demeanor, consistently positive attitude and unbelievable work ethic represent the very best of Western. When the Registrar's Office began overseeing faculty course evaluations it was Brittney who learned the process, identified inefficiencies and improved the turnaround time, while always providing superior customer service. The high volume of transactions Brittney oversees as Front Counter Lead are critical to the mission of the Registrar's Office and she is to be commended for consistently producing accurate and thorough results with a kind and generous spirit."

Also receiving recognition recently was AMSEC Department Manager Juliet Barnes, who was praised by Caleena Phillips, a clerk in AMSEC:

"Julie is one of the best bosses I could ask for! She's always helping and understanding. And she's always trying to make things better, finding inventive ways to improve things!"

To view more information on the nominees to date, visit the Western Way website atwww.wwu.edu/westernway/.