Tod Gugino, director of chemistry laboratories at Hope, has been presented the Dean's Science Division Staff Excellence Award for 2010-11 for his effectiveness and the high quality of his student and faculty interaction.
Gugino received the award on Friday, Dec. 10, during the division's Christmas celebration.
Gugino, who is a 1985 Hope graduate, has been a member of the Hope staff since 1986. His responsibilities include the provisioning of the chemistry and biochemistry labs and several GEMS labs, as well as hiring and managing 60-70 students working as teaching assistants, prep assistants, stockroom attendants and graders. He developed the college's popular summer science camps, which were attended by more than 900 area children last year, and school-year "Lil' Science Club." He also serves as the college's chemical safety and hygiene officer.
The division began presenting the Staff Excellence Award during the 2008-09 school year. The other recipients have been Lori Hertel, director of biology laboratories (2008); and David C. Daugherty, machinist for natural sciences laboratories (2009).