University Police Officer Wins Top Staff Award at Columbus State University

Stanelle2COLUMBUS, Ga. — University Police Officer Jeremy “Brett” Stanelle was named the inaugural recipient of the President’s Staff Excellence Award today at Columbus State University.

The $1,000 award, presented by CSU Staff Council and Human Resources, recognizes a university staff member who demonstrates exemplary service to Columbus State University, commitment to CSU’s mission and values and exceptional attitude in serving the needs of students, staff, faculty and visitors to the university.

Stanelle (BS ’06, MPA ’11), the police department’s primary criminal investigator, has served at the university for nine years. He helped develop CougarSafe, a voluntary program that stores electronic devices’ serial numbers for students and employees in the case of theft, and has led Cougars for Causes, a university-wide donation drive, for three years.

“Whether it’s working with a victim of a serious crime or someone who just needs directions to a parking space, Brett is always courteous, sincere and represents our department and the university in a professional way,” said University Police Chief Rus Dew.

Stanelle and the following CSU staff members were recognized at a faculty and staff service awards ceremony held today at CSU’s Cunningham Conference Center:

James Abdullah, Plant Operations (finalist)
James Chappel, UITS
Marie Theresa Conklin, School of Nursing
Cynthia Cook, Continuing Education
Patricia Garrett, Financial Aid
Marie Grandison, Office of Disability Services
Alvin Harris, UITS
Byron Harris, Plant Operations
Angela Johnson, College of Letters and Sciences
Nancy Marino, College of the Arts (finalist)
Tiffany Means, Office of the President
Judith Moore, Music Library
Stephen Morse, Campus Services (finalist)
Takeia Mosala, School of Nursing
Laura Pate, Honors College
Dan Rose, Counseling Center
Catrina Smith-Edmond, Admissions
Rita Snell, Psychology
Eric Van Bibber, Library
Beverly Gale Webster, College of Education and Health Professions