1st Quarter - Melanie Leishman

Melanie is a supervisor in the Registrar's office and has been employed at Utah State University for 8 years. Melanie pays a great amount of attention to detail, and she is a very diligent worker. She arrives at work early so she can be there when the doors open and often stays through closing. She has a lot of knowledge and expertise in office procedures, policies, and guidelines. Co-workers and supervisors say that Melanie is trustworthy, friendly, hard working, courteous, and helpful. And she does everything with a smile.

2nd Quarter – Barbara Haines

Barbara is a Development Coordinator for the Substitute Teaching Institute and has been employed at USU for 11 years. Whenever Barbara is given a project, she can be counted on to follow it through to completion. She works with a win-win attitude, is able to see the large picture, and set steps to achieve success for the University’s students and educators.

Barbara is dependable, knowledgeable, has a positive attitude, and happy demeanor. She can be trusted to brighten your day and lighten your load.

3rd Quarter - Diann Buck

Diann is currently an Accounts Payable Staff II in the Bookstore and has been employed at USU for over 25 years. Diann has worked in several positions at the bookstore and has accepted each with energy and a willingness to master each position. Coworkers say, “Diann is very dedicated, hardworking, and efficient in all her work.” Her resourcefulness and skill make her an invaluable go-to person in the Bookstore. She is a true Aggie fan often attending football and basketball games. Diann is the kind of employee that makes Utah State University a great place to work.

4th Quarter – Steve Barton

Steve has been integral in moving the aviation program to a national prominence status. Coworkers say he is very knowledgeable and keeps himself up to date on the latest repair procedures. He is on time, always available, and has been known to give up a weekend day to complete needed repairs. One stated, "I feel extremely comfortable flying the airplanes Steve maintains. He not only meets standards set by the FAA and the even higher standards of the University flight training operations - he exceeds them all."