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05-04-2016

Kurt Besaw Named Clarkson University's Employee of the Month

Kurt Besaw has been named the Employee of the Month for May at Clarkson University.

Kurt BesawBesaw, IT HelpDesk support representative, has been honored for his commitment to service excellence in his role at Clarkson.

The individuals chosen for employee of the month exemplify the University's service philosophy and standards through their work and exhibit a positive and supportive attitude.

In nominating Besaw, his colleagues said that he is the "voice of reason" in the Office of Information Technology and has been so for more than a decade.

Besaw responds to the most stressed employees in "a timely, calm manner," and assures them the situation will be resolved. If there is an IT issue, he answers the call and offers a "warm, professional, capable voice" at the other end of the line.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, New York, Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Kurt Besaw, IT HelpDesk support representative, left, receives the Employee of the Month award for May from Clarkson University President Tony Collins.

[Photographs for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/kbesaw-eom.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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