May 10, 2012 — ECE facilities coordinator, Linda White, has received one of two annual Exemplary Employee awards from the College Association for Staff in Engineering (CASE). She received the Administrative Award for her exceptional contributions to the department.
White was recognized for taking on new responsibilities, and "has done an outstanding job as she has stepped up to be our lead facilities person," said department head Scott Midkiff. After White's supervisor retired in 2010, the ECE department reorganized the management of instructional laboratories and facilities, giving White most of the responsibility for ECE facilities.
White now works with university facilities personnel on all the department's maintenance and renovation projects, overseeing everything from major renovations to routine maintenance. This past year, she managed the renovation of the space that has become ECE's Integrated Design Studio, the renovation of lab space for a new molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) system, and the move of a research laboratory from Torgersen Hall to Durham Hall.
"White has always been an outstanding member of the ECE department staff and has provided significant assistance to faculty, staff, and students in several roles. Over the last year, she has greatly expanded her role and her contributions," said Midkiff.