This annual award is given to a staff member who embodies the principles of sustainability by putting those principles into action. The $1,000 award is funded by a donation of $500 from the proceeds of the Staff Association's end-of-year sale and by a matching gift from the College. The award is named for former undergraduate dean Jan Newberry, who was the founder of the Green Plan Committee and who felt it was very important to include staff members in community planning projects.
Staff members may nominate themselves or a colleague. A small group of environmentally concerned faculty selected the recipient. The Newberry Award was awarded May 2008-2014.
2008: Dawn Bruton, Housekeeping
2009: Julie Anne Zaebst, Civic Engagement
2010: David Marc Chase, Dining Services
2011: Ann Ogle, Psychology and Education
2012: Jim McGaffin, Facilities
2013: Ed Harman, Facilities
2014: Steve Sensenich, Dining Services