Husky Green Award Recognizes McDaniel, Schmidt

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UW Sustainability recognizes Sarah McDaniel, ’19, and staff member Sean Schmidt for their work to promote sustainability throughout UW.

Two members of the UW Tacoma community received 2019 Husky Green Awards from UW Sustainability at a ceremony on Earth Day, April 22.

Sarah McDaniel, ’19, Sustainable Urban Development and Politics, Philosophy & Economics, received an award recognizing her work to promote sustainability across campus. The award citation reads, in part, “Leadership, initiative, and dedication are some of the words that people who know and work with Sarah use to describe her efforts in promoting sustainability on UW Tacoma’s campus. With there being no student group on campus advocating specifically for sustainability issues, Sarah took it upon herself to create and implement the idea of a Student Sustainabillity Coalition. Under her leadership, this organization works with campus staff to advocate for various student needs and sustainability goals.”

Sean Schmidt, now the associate director of finance, human resources and administration in UW Tacoma’s Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Services, was given a Husky Green Legacy Award to recognize his many years of service on the Seattle campus. The citation reads, in part, “Sean has worked tirelessly to incorporate sustainable practices in every aspect of his life. Working as a healthcare researcher and administrator at the UW, he led the formation of several initiatives, including Sustinability and Medicine (SAM) and the Multidisciplinary Efforts for Sustainability in Healthcare (MESH). Continuing his career at the UW as a Sustainability Specialist, Sean focused his work on tri-campus sustainability reporting and student engagement through his participation in EcoReps, Green Greeks and various other student-led sustainability groups/initiatives. … [H]e continues to find ways to be an advocate for sustainability and embed his passions into his new line of work.”

Sarah McDaniel, '19, Sustainable Urban Development; Politics, Philosophy & Economics; 2019 UW Husky Award recipient.Sean Schmidt, Associate Director of Finance, Human Resources & Administration, Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services; 2019 Husky Green Legacy Award recipient.
Written by: 
John Burkhardt / May 6, 2019
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