The annual Janice Abraham Award is presented to Whitman College staff (non-faculty) members who have made significant contributions and provided outstanding service to the college. The award honors and celebrates staff who go above and beyond job expectations, bring forward creative and innovative ideas, promote the philosophy of customer service and contribute to the excellence found at Whitman. Nominations may come from staff or faculty and are submitted to the Human Resources office in April and May. The awards are presented at the staff luncheon held in June, and winners receive a cash award and a personalized plaque.

Janice Abraham Award Recipients

2018 Rich Pengra Penrose Library
Rich Anderson Printing Services
Karene Gonzalez Counseling Center
2017 Jennifer Northam Alumni Relations
Shirley Harper Residence Life
2016 Mike Osterman Technology Services
Laura Cummings Off-Campus Studies
2015 Larry North Division III
Jen Pope Penrose Library
Richele Loney Division II
2014 John DeLaney Security
  Cate Lyon WCTS
  Nancy Jungmann Treasurer's Office
2013 Michelle Shafer Division III
  Kyle Singer WCTS
  Nancy Tavelli Dean of Students' Office
2012 Pat Sorenson Division II
Travis Congleton Communications
2011 Carol Harris Human Resources
Kynde Kiefel Sheehan Gallery
Eugenio Rojas Physical Plant
2010 Martha Jantz Health Center
Joelle Chavre Technology Services
2009 Oscar Waggoner Physical Plant
Dona LaFran Penrose Library
Nancy Mitchell Alumni Relations
2008 Jim French Physical Plant
Tamara Tinhof Development
Marilyn Ponti Financial Aid
Jerry Clifton Technology Services
2007 Fran Meyer Business Office
Patti Moss Division III
2006 Margaret Hoglund Alumni Relations
David Sprunger WCTS
George Theo Student Activities
2005 Chris Bishop Communications
Brien Sheedy Outdoor Programs
Kevin Wright Physical Plant
Kathy Yeager Business Office
2004 Barbara Barlow WCTS
Betty Linke Communications
Larry Malott Physical Plant
Jim Schueler Physical Plant
2003 Bob Biles Physical Plant
Susan Brick Study Abroad
Barbara Cox Admission
2002 Sally Hooker Dean of Faculty Office
Mike Hubbard WCTS
Ed Matthews Physical Plant
2001 Greg Cuff Physical Plant
Joyce Muzzall Music
Elaine Prentice Communications
2000 Martha Holt Science
Kevin Kelly WCTS
Craig McKinnon Security
1999 Clare Carson Academic Resources
  Jack Delaney Physical Plant