Lauren Dilley wins 2019 CALS University Staff Recognition Award

Over the next few weeks, eCALS will highlight each winner of a 2019 CALS Award. Winners were recognized at an award ceremony on Wednesday, May 1.

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Congratulations to Lauren Dilley, a recipient of a 2019 CALS University Staff Recognition Award! Dilley is an animal research technician in the Department of Nutritional Sciences. In this role, she manages the complex diets and daily needs of more than 5,000 animals. Under her leadership, the vivarium consistently receives high scores from regular campus and CALS inspections and has one of the lowest per diem cage costs on campus.

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Supervising a team of undergraduate students can be challenging, but Dilley takes it all in stride. She has introduced measures to promote accountability for missed shifts and has also been known to cover for others to ensure the jobs get done.

Dilley is a reliable, welcoming, natural leader who is dedicated to the comfort and safety of the animals.