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June Staff Award Goes to Harrison

July 1, 2016

College of Western Idaho (CWI) is pleased to announce CWI’s June Staff of the Month honor has been awarded to Mary Harrison.

Harrison joined CWI in January 2015 as a temporary hire, and became permanent in June 2015. She is one-of-six Technical Support Specialists at the College and currently supports the students and staff residing at the Nampa Campus Academic Building.

Before coming to CWI, Harrison served honorably in the United States Navy for 20 years, supporting the core values of living a life filled with honor, courage, and commitment. She said she feels blessed to serve the CWI community and strives to make the college experience positive. Her can-do attitude and willingness to assist others makes her a valuable team member to CWI and a pleasure to work with.

Harrison’s nomination indicated she follows all the Core Values – acting with integrity, sustaining our quality of life for future generations, serving all in an atmosphere of caring, respecting the dignity of opinions, innovating for the 21st Century, and leaving a legacy of learning. Her nomination mentioned, “Mary is amazing, and has been a life saver for me! I also overhear her working with adjunct faculty in helping them master updates. She exudes a calmness that is most welcome in the hectic world we work in and always has a smile! She is a true asset at CWI!”

Harrison received her bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Security in 2015 from American Military University, and was recently accepted into their master’s degree program for Information Technology (Digital Forensics). She successfully obtained certifications in CompTIA: Security +, EC-Council: Certified Ethical Hacking, and HDI: Desktop Support Technician. 

After retiring from the military in 2014 the Harrison family moved from Italy to Idaho. She is happily married to her husband of 20 years and together they have two children, Ashley and Matthew. In her spare time, she likes to garden with her family and is passionate about travel, cookies, and cats.

Please join in congratulating Mary. Thank you for your commitment and continued dedication to CWI and its faculty, staff, and students.