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K-State Today

April 24, 2012



Paul Wagoner wins 2012 K-State Classified Award of Excellence

By Jennifer Gehrt

Paul Wagoner, Veterinary Health Center

Three classified staff members are receiving the 2012 Classified Award of Excellence for their outstanding achievement and performance, their ability to inspire excellence in others, and their initiative and creativity, at the annual Classified Employee Recognition Ceremony at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the K-State Student Union's Main Ballroom. The winners are Kim Schurle, Paul Wagoner and John Wolf. Today’s article focuses on Paul Wagoner, agricultural technician in the Veterinary Health Center, the winner in the Service and Maintenance category. He was nominated by Robert J. Reves, agricultural technician in the Veterinary Health Center.

Wagoner makes significant contributions as an employee and supervisor in the large animal section of the hospital. Cheerfulness and thrift are two of Wagoner’s outstanding characteristics and they are very evident every day in the way he carries out the many duties assigned to him. He works hard to identify ways to improve the hospital services, and then follows through to help these improvements come to pass.

Roger Fingland, the executive associate dean in charge of the hospital, said, “Our large animal hospital is the envy of veterinary teaching hospital directors across North America and Paul’s leadership, commitment to mission and incredible work ethic are the reason.” 

Wagoner is mission-focused and unrelentingly committed to creating an exceptional, safe learning environment for veterinary students. He is a stellar employee who constantly makes his work environment better, safer, more efficient and more cost-effective. Wagoner has an unequaled commitment to excellence, unparalleled initiative and creativity and a consistently exceptional level of performance.