Laura Owczarek named as Outstanding Staff for the College of Engineering


June 11, 2018

The University of South Florida has named two College of Engineering staff members for the 2018 Outstanding Staff Awards: Laura Owczarek, Computer Science and Engineering, and Pat Homer, Engineering Student Services.

Owczarek has served as Academic Services Administrator for the Department since 2016. Her efforts go above and beyond her regular responsibilities. In all that she does for the Department and the University, Owczarek is an exemplary role model to others.

In choosing the recipients, several things are considered, including outstanding performance, ethical behavior, and a collegial dedication to their department/unit and to the college on a daily basis. Individuals who have gone above and beyond their expected job standards, by way of flexibility, respect, learning, competence, and communication as well as individuals who provided influence and advancement that further areas of teaching, research and service; and individuals who support our mission on a daily basis.

Each awardee will receive a $1,000 award and will be recognized at the annual Faculty and Staff Welcome Back Luncheon in August.

Also nominated from the Department for this award is Gabriela Franco, Graduate Program Specialist.