Caltech's commuter- and environmentally friendly programs haven't gone without notice. Indeed, the university recently was singled out for a corporate Blue Diamond Award by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
At this year's Staff Service Award Ceremony, Caltech honored over 200 staff members with service ranging from 10 to 40 years. The Thomas W. Schmitt Annual Staff Prize was awarded to three staff members this year—Nils Asplund , Dlorah Gonzales, and Mike Walsh. The award recognizes staff members "whose contributions embody the values and spirit that enable the Institute to achieve excellence in research and education."
Caltech is internationally renowned for its achievements in science and engineering. But its scientists and engineers will be the first to tell you they could not accomplish what they do without the support of Caltech's savvy, resourceful, multitalented staff. As the Institute prepares to recognize its employees in its June 3 Service Awards ceremony, five of this year's honorees offer their unique perspectives on the Caltech experience.
This year the Caltech community celebrates 55 years of staff service awards, with the annual ceremony slated for Thursday, June 3, at 10 a.m. in Beckman Auditorium. That day 242 staff members will be honored for their 4,070 collective years of service.
Attorney Brigitte Bren, cofounder of International Strategic Planning, and Louis J. Lavigne Jr., retired executive vice president and chief financial officer of Genentech, have been elected to the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).