Laura Vanderploeg, 2013 recipient of the Excellence in Service Award

Dean Kate VandenBosch and Laura Vanderploeg

Laura Vanderploeg received the 2013 Excellence in Service award. Laura is a senior media specialist in the Department of Biochemistry.

Often the first contact of the department, Laura provides illustrations, webpage support, data, media, photography and the department’s annual newsletter. She has a great ability to turn even the simplest, not-yet-formulated idea into a beautiful presentation.

In addition to her design and production services, Laura is a valuable resource for students, postdocs and professors, often staying late to help with a presentation or a grant proposal.

Laura is a dedicated, positive, professional and thoughtful member of the Department of Biochemistry.