Peachee Named Engineering Employee of the Quarter
David Peachee has been named College of Engineering employee of the quarter for the third quarter of fiscal year 2020.
Peachee is a research technician in the Department of Civil Engineering.
His nominator praised Peachee's technical skill and can-do attitude as critical assets to the department.
"Since my first day here at the University of Arkansas, David has always represented the best of our College," the nominator said. "David's friendly and open personality makes David very approachable. Whether my students and I are installing a new piece of equipment, moving existing equipment, adapting existing equipment for new tests, or receiving training for new procedures, David is eager to assist in whatever way possible."
Micah Hale, head of the Department of Civil Engineering, echoed that praise.
"David is one of the most important members of our department," he said. "The teaching, research, and service mission of our department is better because of David. He helps build the equipment we use in our teaching and research laboratories. He helps us set up, instrument, and conduct our research experiments. He is asked to work on a variety tasks with a variety of individuals, but no matter the project, David is always willing to help and he does so graciously."
Employees of the quarter receive a monetary award and is recognized at the College of Engineering faculty and staff meeting. The program is administered by the College of Engineering Staff Council.
Amy Shell, president of the College of Engineering Staff Council, said the Employee of the Quarter award is an important way to improve the work experience for staff members.
"Recognizing staff is part of the process of possibly advancing staff, and advancing staff is the major mission of our council," she said.
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