BME’s NC State Undergraduate Student Services administrator Lesley Hubbard is one of the College of Engineering’s two SHRA winners of the 2021 Awards for Excellence. Lesley’s recognition as a COE Awards for Excellence recipient was announced at a virtual ceremony held in late April. An Award for Excellence is the most prestigious honor bestowed upon nonfaculty employees. This award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of individual employees, who do not hold faculty rank, and who go above and beyond an employee’s normal job responsibilities. 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. Lesley’s selection for one of this year’s awards was based on her excellence in assigned tasks and also her outstanding support of BME students, often being instrumental in their successful completion of our demanding program. Further it was noted that Lesley exemplifies outstanding overall service, and in particular is the essential link for students, alumni, prospective students and parents. Congratulations Lesley on this well deserved honor and thank you for your exceptional service to the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering!