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FSU Honors Three With Staff Awards for Excellence

Frostburg State University honored three outstanding employees, Jeffrey Graham, Lynn Davis and David Wiland, at its recent Fall Convocation. The annual Staff Awards for Excellence recognize outstanding service to the institution, and the recipients are nominated and chosen by their colleagues. This year’s award winners have a combined 62 years of service to FSU.

Gibralter and GrahamGraham was honored in the Exempt (salaried) employee category. Employed by FSU for the past six years, he serves as associate dean of students, devoting a large part of his energy to the President’s Alcohol Task Force and administering the University disciplinary system with fairness and consistency. Graham represents the University by serving as its point person for the Maryland Collaborative on High-Risk Drinking, a partnership involving a number of higher educational institutions, and a key team member for the National College Health Improvement Project. In addition, he recently took on the additional responsibilities of supervising the Academic Advising Center and Career Services. He also offers professional presentations at regional and national conferences throughout the year.

Gibralter and DavisDavis, who began her employment at FSU in 1976, was honored in the category of Non-exempt (hourly) employee. She serves as a senior administrative assistant and unofficial office manager in the Admissions office, where her primary responsibility is to process student applications, approximately 5,500 per year, and the accompanying documents required to review an applicant’s file. She also manages a student-help group, responds to telephone inquiries, answers questions of prospective students and their families and handles a large volume of mail. She is a dedicated worker and capable multi-tasker whose caring attitude makes a lasting impression on students and their families.

Gibralter and WilandWiland was recognized under the Non-exempt employee/facilities-maintenance category. Employed at FSU for 19 years as a housekeeper, he has been assigned to various buildings across campus, including the Cordts Physical Education Center, Residence Life and most recently, the Performing Arts Center, where he also mentors new hires or transfers. He is known for his very high standards of cleanliness and safety. His duties extend to being a “spokesman” for FSU, as he often helps students and parents find their way across campus. Outside of work, Wiland has been a member of the Eastern Garrett Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department for 30 years and has served as an EMT there for the past 15, and he is a dedicated volunteer at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Finzel.

Award recipients are given a plaque, a certificate commemorating their dedication and a monetary award. Staff Awards for Excellence are funded by the FSU Foundation’s Annual Fund Campaign.

For more information, contact the FSU Office of Human Resources at 301-687-4105.


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Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
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