Clare Carson receives Ben Webinger Meritorious Service award

April 22, 2013

Clare Carson

Clare Carson, associate dean of students: academic support services, has received the Ben Webinger Meritorious Service award from the Washington Association on Post-Secondary Education and Disability. This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated years of service and leadership to WAPED through any segment or combination of association activities or life. Emphasis is placed on length of service, level of service, and evidence of outstanding service and leadership. Carson has been a long-standing member and was greatly instrumental in WAPED’s inception and formation. Juli Dunn, director of academic resources, nominated Carson and ended up organizing a surprise. She reports: “Clare did not know about the award. She was supposed to attend the conference, but her plan changed at the last moment. The awards chair asked me if I could help get in contact with her. So I looked at Clare’s schedule and saw she was meeting with a student I know. I contacted the student and arranged to FaceTime with him during his appointment so that Clare could hear the announcement of the award as it was announced.”