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Jillian Conaghan was awarded the 2019 Staff Advisory Council Distinguished Service Award.

Two CEAT members recognized by the OSU Staff Advisory Council

Monday, January 6, 2020

Two members of Oklahoma State University’s (OSU) College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT) were recognized at the annual Staff Advisory Council (SAC) awards ceremony. 

Each year, SAC recognizes staff members that go above and beyond their assigned responsibilities by presenting the Distinguished Service Award to one OSU staff member. This year there were 18 nominees presented to the council by way of nomination from fellow staff members. The council reviewed each nomination and decided on the top three nominees. 

This year’s top three included two CEAT staff members, Joey Ailey, a senior accounting specialist with CEAT Professional Development, and Jillian Conaghan, the manager of the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress. 

Conaghan was this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. She is a respectful, thoughtful and effective leader. She is unfailingly cheerful, upbeat and positive in every interaction. She is continually striving to improve her professional skills and is always willing to go above and beyond to help in any way she can. 

Ailey placed second in the Distinguished Service Award standings. She is an excellent service provider and is known for her attention to detail, professionalism and timeliness. She is proactive, organized and communicative. She is always friendly, positive and willing to help anyone who needs it. 

sac awards banquet
Jillian Conaghan (third from right) received the 2019 Staff Advisory Council Distinguished Service Award. Joey Ailey (third from left) received second place.

The Distinguished Service Award provides OSU staff members the ability to nominate those people in their departments that continually exceeds what is required of them, enhances their career and personal paths and represents OSU in a positive aspect. The nominations for the 2020 award will open next fall.


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