ITS Employee Excellence

Quarter Century Club Inductees
Washington State University employees celebrate the new additions to the Quarter Century Club, those who have worked at WSU for 25 years, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 at the Compton Union Building in Pullman, Wash.

Quarter Century Club Inductees

The Quarter Century Club (QCC) is WSU’s longest running employee recognition program, having been active since 1934. Each year, the Quarter Century Club hosts a recognition event to honor faculty and staff who have reached the impressive milestone of 25 years of service to Washington State University.

The QCC currently comprises more than 2,200 individuals who have worked at WSU for 25 years or more in benefit-eligible positions. While not all of those members are still active employees, they are, or have been, the backbone of the university community, giving their commitment and dedication to the institution.

2022 ITS Quarter Century Club Inductees
Monica Burleson
Cindy Johnson
Cindy Newton
Dawn Sparks
Darren Wallen


Information Technology Services (ITS) acknowledges that each employee makes a difference at WSU, and strives to identify methods by which meaningful recognition occurs.

Introduced in 2016, Star and Spot awards are an opportunity to recognize ITS staff members who go above and beyond to offer the best service and support to customers, vendors, and other ITS team members.

Nomination forms are submitted for leadership review, and are awarded based on the level of service by the employee as identified in the nomination form and the overall impact and scope of the event/service.

2022 Star Awards2022 Spot Awards
Randy CrossSam Carpenter
Sam SymsHolly Schu
Kyle Morgan
Sam Carpenter
Glen Moulton



Employee recognition is a vital part of WSU. Recognizing and supporting the contributions of our employees is critical to fulfilling the university mission.

As part of the length-of-service program, staff are eligible for length of service awards at 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, and 55 years of service. Starting August 2018, faculty recognition also begins at 5 years of service.

At each milestone, employees receive a letter of congratulation, a certificate of service, a lapel pin, and an award selected by the employee. Additionally, a campus recognition reception is hosted by the President annually to honor all employees who reached a milestone during the calendar year.

Length of Service
5 Years
Caleb Ericson (ESG)
Khal Howell (ESG)
Anden Lewis (ESG)
Josh Snook (ESG)
Matthew Stoddard (EIS)
10 Years
John Ericson (ESG)
Isidro Estrada (ESG)
Sue Gilchrist (Assistant to the VP-CIO)
Mark Huang (ESG)
Chad Jeffreys (ESG)
Glen Moulton (CSD)
Tony Opheim (EIS)
Jacqueline Southwick (CSD)
25 Years
Monica Burleson (ESG)
Cindy Johnson (AFS)
Cindy Newton (EIS)
Dawn Sparks (ESG)
Darren Wallen (EIS)
30 Years
Brian Cornelius (EIS)
35 Years
Stacy Combs (ESG)
Diana Keithley (EIS)

Crimson Spirit Recognition

Crimson Spirit Recognition honors individual employees who provided exceptional service and exceeded expectations while representing WSU to internal or external constituencies.

Honorees receive a unique award plaque, special lapel pin, recognition by peers, and university-wide acknowledgment at the annual Employee Recognition Reception.

Lisa Devine receives 2022 Crimson Spirit Recognition
Crimson Spirit Recognition