Casey Webster of Portland is the recipient of the University of Southern Maine 2012 Emerging Classified Staff Award, which recognizes outstanding promise for continued excellence and achievement for those with less than five years of service to the University by a member of the Classified Staff. Webster joined USM in 2009, and now works as an administrative assistant in the USM Office of Research, Integrity and Outreach. She was recognized for this award because of her outstanding leadership skills, friendly demeanor and penchant for finding innovative and creative solutions to problems.
Webster graduated from USM in 2009 with a B.S. in Business Administration. She is currently working toward a Certificate of Graduate Study in Nonprofit Management and a Master’s degree in public policy, both from USM. She is recognized by her colleagues as “sharp as a tack,” with excellent organization and management skills. Webster is in charge of organizing and overseeing the Research Integrity Symposium every year, which brings together hundreds of professionals in Maine and all over New England. She is also a member of the USM Strategic Planning Committee and a Strengthening Community Team Member.
A passionate proponent of animal welfare, Webster is co-founder of Friends of Willow, a team of people committed to one day providing rescue, shelter, medical care, and spay/neuter services for abandoned, abused or neglected rabbits in Southern Maine. She is also a volunteer at the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland and participates in the Relay for Life of Greater Portland.
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Casey Webster, USM's 2012 Emerging Classified Staff Award Winner