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Dusti Craig Honored as Outstanding Maverick

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Dusti CraigDusti Craig, Assistant to the Dean, was named one of UT Arlington's Outstanding Mavericks on January 17 for her many contributions to the College of Engineering and the University.

Dusti earned her award on the strength of a nomination form that asked for examples of her contributions in four categories: Diversity, community outreach, sustainability, and customer service.

Her nomination read, in part, “Dusti goes above and beyond in everything that she does. She consistently works 50-60 hours per week to make sure that she gets everything done that is expected of her. She was thrust into a new position in January 2012 due to another person's serious illness, yet she took that change in stride, accepting and rising to the new challenge. She is a team player who works to make sure the College – and her supervisor, Dean Bardet – are seen in the best light possible.

"Dusti doesn't accept anything less than excellence from herself or others. She knows the importance of being professional in everything that she does and is an outstanding representative of the College at all times. She jumps at the chance to help with any project that comes up and bends over backward to ensure that everything goes as planned and no detail is missed. She is committed to learning and growing professionally, and she has many successes to show for her commitment."

Beyond her commitment to her job, Dusti has worked with special education students in the public school system and continues to be involved with them as a volunteer at Mary's House, a special-needs program for children and adults. She is also very involved in her children's sports and extracurricular activities and volunteers her time with their teams. She is an amateur photographer who volunteers her skills to chronicle events at Mary's House and other venues. She has used her photography skills to photograph many events at UTA as well.

The College of Engineering and Dean Bardet congratulate Dusti on her well-deserved award.