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11 Mar

Nicholas Mick, senior budget analyst for the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, and Hilary Attfield, managing editor for WVU Press, are the Eberly College Outstanding Staff Award recipients for 2012-2013.

“Receiving this award is an honor. I appreciate it because it comes from colleagues who have made this possible; the people in Eberly College with whom I have worked have been the best of things—collegial—as well has hardworking and friendly. I’ve enjoyed it here and I hope I have helped,” said Attfield.

Both Mick and Attfield believe that their success working at West Virginia University is the product of collective work and a great work environment and are appreciative of the support they receive from their colleagues.

“Working for the Eberly College has given me the opportunity to grow both professionally and personally. I love the team atmosphere that the employees at Eberly are a part of, especially my coworkers Vicky Wood and Mickie McIntosh. I may have received this award individually, but it truly is a team effort in the Eberly payroll unit and without them a lot of things would not get done as smoothly and quickly as they do,” said Mick.

Robert Jones, dean of Eberly College, shared his thoughts on the attributes Mick possesses that make him an outstanding staff member.

“A sense of customer service is a central tenant of Eberly College staff, but Nick takes this to an extreme. He is truly a role model for all of us to follow,” said Jones.

Dean Jones also believes Attfield is a major factor in the success of the WVU Press.

“West Virginia can be proud that in a time when other university presses are under stress, the WVU Press is thriving and moving up in stature. We owe much of its success to Hilary, who has provided not just efficient management, but also creativity and energy that lifts up the value of all who work with her,” said Jones.

Mick has worked for the University for eight years, and coordinates the management of payroll and budget for Eberly College and School of Journalism. He is also responsible for budget development, management and financial reporting, assisting in the new year budget preparation and year end close.

As managing editor for WVU Press, Attfield is responsible for editing all books and journals that the Press publishes, working alongside authors and editors as well as hiring managing copyeditors. Attfield was previously the journals manager for WVU Press and continues work with journal editors and authors as one of her many ongoing tasks.

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