BME Administrative Support Associate Darlene West is one of the College of Engineering’s two SHRA winners of the 2020 Awards for Excellence. While there will be no public recognition by the College and the University of COE’s Awards for Excellence recipients this year, a virtual ceremony is in the planning. The Awards for Excellence program recognizes the accomplishments and achievements of permanent NC State employees at both the unit and University levels who do not hold faculty rank. Awards are given in two employment categories: those exempt from the Human Resources Act (EHRA) and State Human Resources Act (SHRA) employees, who carry out a wide range of activities in support of NC State’s mission. Darlene’s selection for one of this year’s awards was based on recognition that she is not only excellent at her assigned tasks, but also excels at treating everyone she assists with respect and making sure that each person she serves has what they need to succeed. Further it was noted that Darlene exemplifies outstanding overall service, and in particular efficiency and innovation for the Department, Engineering and the Universities. Congratulations Darlene on this well deserved honor and thank you for your exceptional service to the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering!