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

Lish Riley Outdoor Program
Robert Fricke Technology Services
Bridget Jacobson Dean of Students

Rich Pengra Penrose Library
Rich Anderson Printing Services
Karene Gonzalez Counseling Center

Jennifer Northam Alumni Relations
Shirley Harper Residence Life

Mike Osterman Technology Services
Laura Cummings Off-Campus Studies


Larry North Division III
Jen Pope Penrose Library
Richele Loney Division II


John DeLaney Security
Cate Lyon WCTS
Nancy Jungmann Treasurer's Office


Michelle Shafer Division III
Kyle Singer WCTS
Nancy Tavelli Dean of Students' Office


Pat Sorenson Division II
Travis Congleton Communications


Carol Harris Human Resources
Kynde Kiefel Sheehan Gallery
Eugenio Rojas Physical Plant


Martha Jantz Health Center
Joelle Chavre Technology Services


Oscar Waggoner Physical Plant
Dona LaFran Penrose Library
Nancy Mitchell Alumni Relations


Jim French Physical Plant
Tamara Tinhof Development
Marilyn Ponti Financial Aid
Jerry Clifton Technology Services


Fran Meyer Business Office
Patti Moss Division III


Margaret Hoglund Alumni Relations
David Sprunger WCTS
George Theo Student Activities


Chris Bishop Communications
Brien Sheedy Outdoor Programs
Kevin Wright Physical Plant
Kathy Yeager Business Office


Barbara Barlow WCTS
Betty Linke Communications
Larry Malott Physical Plant
Jim Schueler Physical Plant


Bob Biles Physical Plant
Susan Brick Study Abroad
Barbara Cox Admission


Sally Hooker Dean of Faculty Office
Mike Hubbard WCTS
Ed Matthews Physical Plant


Greg Cuff Physical Plant
Joyce Muzzall Music
Elaine Prentice Communications


Martha Holt Science
Kevin Kelly WCTS
Craig McKinnon Security

Clare Carson Academic Resources
Jack Delaney Physical Plant