ORIED has no shortage of staff who go above and beyond the call of duty. This year’s roster of nominees showcases some of the best. Accolades were given on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Friday Institute. Winner in the SHRA category was Amy Parker from the Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures (OTCNV). Carrie Gage from the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) took the honor in the EHRA category. Both will move on to the university level and will be recognized on June 7, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. in the Talley Student Union State Ballroom.

SHRA Award Recipient

Amy ParkerAmy Parker, Venture Program Coordinator, was nominated by her supervisor Wake Fulghum in the Outstanding State Government Service category. Through her contributions, the New Ventures team is able to offer world-class support to our university startups and helps NC State stand out as a leader in technology transfer. Some of her more outstanding accomplishments have been the result of teaching herself how to code in HTML and javascript, how to navigate various web development platforms, and honing her skills in photography and videography. She interacts equally well with staff in the department and across campus, faculty researchers as they become startup founders, and outside investors. Amy’s typical response to any task assigned is, “I’m on it.”

EHRA Award Recipient

Carrie GageCarrie Gage, Director of Finance and Administration for ITRE, was nominated by colleagues and friends in the Public Service category. Carrie joined the Institute during a time of transition and stepped up to the plate to provide leadership and support to a team she barely knew. Through this challenge she improved morale and communications throughout the Institute and increased operational efficiency. She balances her work life with an equally active altruistic life — volunteering in the community for a number of causes and efforts including hospice family support, hospital patient services, reproductive educational services, support to overburdened teachers, and turtle fostering and rehabilitation just to name a few. Carrie makes a tremendous impact by placing others ahead of herself on a daily basis.




Staff Awards for Excellence – Previous Years