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Gordon and Webster receive DELTA’s 2015 Awards for Excellence Nomination

John Gordon and Jeff Webster received DELTA's Awards of Excellence nominations for the Provost Unit. Photo credit: Marc Hall
John Gordon and Jeff Webster received DELTA’s Awards of Excellence nominations. Photo credit: Marc Hall


Two DELTA staff members were honored recently as 2015 Awards of Excellence nominees, which honors outstanding individual achievements and contributions to the NC State mission. John Gordon and Jeff Webster were honored during an awards ceremony, along with 12 other nominees from the units reporting to the Office of the Provost.

Dr. Warwick A. Arden presided over the ceremony and presented the awards held April 2 in Witherspoon Center in Raleigh.

Gordon, Broadcast & Emerging Media Manager, has been with DELTA for six years. He was nominated by Tony Pearson, Associate Director of Video Communication Services, in the customer service category.

In his nomination, Pearson mentioned his professionalism, his tireless efforts to connect within and outside of the university as well as his ability to generate repeat clients. Pearson included several faculty and staff comments providing evidence of the quality of Gordon’s work and his value to NC State.

According to Pearson, “John is a marvelous example of how to work in a very energetic fashion and is dedicated to helping DELTA and NC State achieve excellence in their missions.”

Webster, Senior Associate Director, Applications Development, has been at DELTA for seven years for a total of almost 19 years at NC State. Nominated by his boss Lou Harrison, Director of Educational Technology Services, in the customer service category.

Harrison pointed out Webster’s commitment to leading NC State move forward in innovative ways including his involvement as one of the founding creators of WolfWare, which is used by most faculty and staff on campus. Webster has led the way for implementing Moodle (an internationally used Learning Management System), Blackboard Collaborate (a synchronous tool), Equella (a content management system) and Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite (a lecture-capture system).

Harrison ended his nomination by writing, “Jeff ensures that DELTA continually looks for innovative ways to Think and Do.”


DELTA Nominees

2015: John Gordon, Jeff Webster

2014: Merranie Zellweger

2013: Laura Chen*

2012: Allie Giro*, Sharon Broere, Jonathan Champ

2010: Larry Evans, Lynda Hambourger

2009: Stacy Gant*

2008: Tony Pearson*, John Pugh, Peter Watson

2007: Darren Ley

2006: Lisa Fiedor*

2005: Donna Petherbridge

2004: Mike Cuales, Robert Holloman, Donna Petherbridge

2003: Donna Petherbridge

2000: Barbara Yde

*indicates nominee was selected to move forward to the university-level awards.