Crimson Spirit Award: Michelle Hendrickson

Michelle Hendrickson.Michelle Hendrickson, a fiscal analyst with the School of the Environment, received a 2020 Crimson Spirit recognition.

As one of her four nominators explained, “She is kind, tenacious, attentive to details, and displays a superior Crimson spirit. She maintains calm under pressure and exceeds all expectations, by continuously seeking knowledge to better serve the WSU community in and outside of SOE.”

Her efforts have increased grant submissions and awards by 15 percent in three short months of being certified. She is very responsive to faculty needs in proposal submission and budget management, heads off problems before they occur, and is excellent at follow up.

“Michelle took over the huge job of managing budgets for grants and contracts for all faculty here in Pullman at a time when the job had been vacant for some time. She got her arms around the job in an amazingly short period,” wrote a second nominator.

A third nominator continued, “In the short time she has been in her current position, [Michelle] has been super-helpful, skilled and a quick learner to become a great fiscal analyst and beyond. She is always cheerful and has a great work ethic and work spirit. She follows through on every request.”

A final nominator summed it all up:  Michelle “is absolutely stellar. She is organized, articulate, always on time, politely persistent, possessed of keen judgement how to deal with people who may not behave their best under pressure. Besides all this she has a wonderful, supportive, caring spirit! We are so lucky to have her in our Pullman office.”

Top image: Michelle Hendrickson (photo provided by M. Hendrickson).

Posted by WSU Human Resource Services