Frostburg State University housekeeping employee Wallace J. “Wally” Beery, a resident of Cumberland, received the 2004 Staff Award in the category of Outstanding Service to Students from the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.
Beery, who is a housekeeper in Frost Residence Hall, was nominated by FSU’s Assistant Director of Residence Life Elizabeth Frost for his devotion to both the university and its student population. Award winners are selected from the institutions within the University System of Maryland and are nominated based on letters and recommendations by colleagues.
The Regents’ Staff Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Board of Regents to recognize the achievements of salaried and hourly employees of the USM. Each reward recipient receives a certificate presented during a ceremony at a Board of Regents meeting and a monetary prize of $1,000.
Beery’s honor gives FSU the distinction of having an award winner for three consecutive years. In 2003, Jamie Winters, FSU police officer, won for Outstanding Service to Students, while in 2002, Susan Eisel, H.P.E.R. administrative assistant, won for Exceptional Contribution to the Institution.