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Guthrie Selected for October Staff of the Month

October 23, 2015

College of Western Idaho (CWI) is happy to recognize Kathy Guthrie as CWI’s Staff of the Month honoree for October.

Guthrie joined CWI in September 2009 as a student work study. She is a Lab Materials Specialist for the Physical Sciences Department. Guthrie is currently working on her Anthropology degree here at CWI and plans on graduating this coming spring. She is also very active with the Anthropology Club.

Guthrie exhibits the core values, Acting with Integrity and Serving all in an Atmosphere of Caring. Her nomination mentioned that she has been able to meet her goals and stay several weeks ahead on lab materials preparations. Guthrie played a key role in a surprise hazardous waste inspection last year conducted by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and officials from the Nampa Sewer Authority. Inspectors spent 45 minutes in the Chemistry Department and Guthrie was able to answer their questions to the extent that no violations were noted and CWI received a commendation letter from the DEQ.

She loves the ocean and plans to move closer by eventually transferring to Oregon State University. She has lived here in western Idaho since 1985. She has two children and four grandchildren. Guthrie says she loves spending her free time with her family and friends in the great outdoors. She also really enjoys grilling, everything from vegetables to pizzas.

Please join us in congratulating Kathie for this well-deserved honor!

Honorable Mentions:
Janet Gonzalez (Sr. Analyst, RFP/Contracts)
Morgan Baldwin (Human Resources)
Lindsay Zahller (Advisor, Admissions)