Cal Poly honors 10 staff members

Cal Poly recently honored 10 faculty and staff members for their service in the classroom and in providing operational support at the university.

The awardees were nominated by their peers and, in some cases, by students, according to the university.

The faculty recipients recognized for their inclusion of students in research projects were Stephen Klisch, mechanical engineering professor, and David Marshall, who teaches aerospace engineering.

Three professors received recognition for their work in the classroom: Camille O’Bryant, in kinesiology; Pat Fidopiastis, in biology; and Matt Moore, in political science.

John Oliver, who teaches electrical engineering, earned outstanding faculty adviser of the year. And Jesse Maddren, a mechanical engineering professor, received an award for his efforts in philanthropy and fundraising, working to establish a $1.6 million endowment for the university’s heating, ventilation and air-conditioning program.

Honored for their “dedication, expertise and contributions to Cal Poly” were Dean of Students Jean DeCosta; Tammy S. Martin, an engineering career counselor; and Craig Stubler, an instructional support technician.