CAS staff, student honored with safety awards

WSU Spirit Mark.The annual system-wide WSU President’s Awards for Safety, Health, and Security recognize community members who contribute significantly to the well-being of the University. In 2021, three CAS staff members and one CAS undergraduate student were honored for their exceptional work.

Presidential Safety Award

Trent Amonett
Operations and Safety Coordinator
College of Arts and Sciences

Amonett assembled the college’s accident prevention program, key to running research, teaching, and outreach endeavors safely. He also developed content for the college’s new safety website. He is an ongoing member of the facilities liaison committee and the level 2 employee and construction safety committee, and serves as the college’s COVID-19 coordinator.

Shaun Sorensen
Stage Manager
School of Music

Sorensen enabled faculty, student, and guest musicians to safely perform in concert on the WSU campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. He stays up-to-date on COVID mitigation protocols and communicates with performers if changes arise. He keeps a positive outlook and friendly demeanor while juggling many tasks, and works collaboratively to seek creative solutions to student musicians’ needs.

Presidential Security Award

Behnam Mozafari
Senior; Criminal Justice and Criminology

A participant in the Pullman police cadet program, Mozafari volunteered to provide security at WSU concerts and sporting events as part of a uniformed presence. He is committed to ensuring the safety of the students, staff, and community members who attend.

Exceptional merit

Glenn Miller
Manager, Eastlick Stores
School of Biological Sciences

As chair of the school’s safety committee, Miller plays a key role in addressing workplace safety and security issues. During the COVID-19 lockdown, he regularly checked labs to ensure that vital scientific equipment remained operational. He acquired protective equipment to keep researchers safe and helped address the challenges of social distancing in common areas.


Originally posted at WSU Insider