• 9 • Richard Gleason Greg Miller Connie Bourassa-Shaw Mary St. Germain Helen Teresa “Trez” Buckland General Peter W. Chiarelli Saeid Rastegar Kay Soder Cassk Thomas Eddie Pasatiempo Susan Reynolds Lucy Casale, James Dorsey, Phyllis Harvey-Buschel, and Ku’ulani Seto Faculty, Staff and Alumni Awards Richard Gleason, senior lecturer in environmental and occupational health sciences, is the winner of the 2017 Distinguished Contributions to Lifelong Learning Award. The award is given to a faculty member for innovative, sustained, and significant achievements in continuing education programs for professional development or personal interest. Greg Miller, professor and chair of civil and environmental engineering, is the recipient of the David B. Thorud Leadership Award for faculty. Connie Bourassa-Shaw, director of Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, Foster School of Business, is the recipient of the Thorud Leadership Award for staff. The awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated exceptional abilities to lead, serve, inspire, and collaborate with broad impact. Mary St. Germain, head of Near East section, International Studies, University Libraries, is the recipient of the Distinguished Librarian Award. The award recognizes excellence in librarianship, especially as it benefits the academic community through teaching, research, learning, and innovative approaches to practice. Helen Teresa “Trez” Buckland, clinical assistant professor of biobehavioral nursing and health systems, is the recipient of the University’s Outstanding Public Service Award. Established in 1980, this award recognizes exceptional achievement in public service by a faculty or staff member of the University. Award winners typically expend extraordinary personal time, resources, and expertise to improve health, justice, or other values of society. The Distinguished Retiree Excellence in Community Service Award was presented to Joy Plein, professor emeritus, School of Pharmacy. The award is given by the University and the UW Retirement Association to honor a UW retiree (faculty or staff) for excellence in service to the community that exemplifies the University’s values with special distinction. Eddie Pasatiempo (BA, 1977) is the winner of the 2017 Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award. The award is the highest honor the association bestows on its volunteers and members. General Peter W. Chiarelli, U.S. Army (retired), is the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award. The Distinguished Staff Award program honors staff for extraordinary accomplishments and contributions to their departments and the University. This year’s winners are Saeid Rastegar, regulated materials manager, Facilities Services; Susan Reynolds, social worker, UW Medical Center ; Kay Soder, assistant nurse manager, Psychiatry and Behavioral Services, Harborview Medical Center; Cassk Thomas, custodian, Building Services; and four members of the Washington MESA Team, Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity; Lucy Casale, senior program director, James Dorsey, executive director; Phyllis Harvey-Buschel, director of K-12 programs; and Ku’ulani Seto, executive assistant. These awards are given to staff who “contribute to the mission of their unit or the University, respond creatively to challenges, maintain the highest standards in their work, establish productive working relationships and promote a respectful and supportive workplace.”