Alumni Association Recognizes Staff Efforts at Top Techsan Luncheon
Four outstanding Texas Tech staff members were honored at the 2005 Top Techsan Luncheon. The 2005 Top Techsan Award recipients were Phillip Brown, Dr. Eileen P. Nathan, Linda True and Donna Weaver.
Each of the four honorees received a plaque and a cash award of $500 during the presentations Oct. 14. Selections are made based on completed nomination forms that emphasize extraordinary work proficiency and an attitude of team spirit within the Texas Tech family. Only full-time, non-faculty employees are eligible for consideration and they must have had two or more years of service with the university.
Philip Brown is a full-time, non-faculty research associate in the Department of Plant and Soil Science. Since 1989, he has had primary responsibility for supporting the forage/livestock research, teaching and outreach program. This program has grown to be one of the largest in the country. One of Mr. Brown’s nominators says much of the program’s success is directly attributable to his talent, dedication and a work ethic that knows no bounds of normal working hours.
Dr. Eileen P. Nathan first began work at the Student Counseling Center as a graduate student therapist in 1976, while enrolled in the Department of Education’s doctoral program in Counseling. Under Dr. Nathan’s leadership, the Student Counseling Center has greatly expanded its services to students. New services include out-of-office therapy/consulting for students and staff in the School of Law, Athletics Department, Residence Life and others; expanding the multicultural emphasis of the Center in order to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student body; the addition of a host of online mental health resources for both students and parents on the Student Counseling Center Website.
Linda True’s first position at Texas Tech was in the Department of Animal Science in 1969. From that time until the present, with moves away from Lubbock, the birth of her children and volunteer work in between, Linda has held positions in the College of Education, Admissions and Records office, Emergency Medical Programs at the Health Sciences Center and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Currently, Linda provides high-level administrative support for the Vice President for Research, including scheduling, personnel and budget matters, office management, meeting organization, travel arrangements and reports. She also works closely with the six units that report to the Vice President for Research. Her responsibilities include coordinating the two major requests for state and federal funding, the Legislative Appropriation Request and Redbook of Federal Initiatives for Texas Tech.Donna Weaver is the executive associate to the dean in the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources. She has been an employee of Texas Tech University since 1994. Donna serves as a liaison to units in CASNR including, but not limited to, six departments, the Development Office, International Textile Center and the Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. She interacts with multiple units across campus and the system and has numerous contacts with the CASNR Advisory Board, various committees, agencies, industry groups and individuals outside TTU.