Excellence in Outreach (Staff)
Alix Byrd, assistant operations manager for MilTech, received the Excellence in Outreach Award for staff, which recognizes engagement programming and achievements by a staff member. The award includes a $2,000 honorarium.
The award recognizes employees who go above and beyond the scope of their position in the realms of outreach and engagement. In her work with MilTech, which partners with the U.S. military and Department of Homeland Security to promote the development of new technological advances, Byrd engages with individuals from a variety of government programs and teams across industries to create life-saving technologies that can be implemented more quickly through the MilTech partnership.
“Alix is a true ambassador for MSU who embodies the definition of engagement and outreach,” wrote one nominator. “She has established a reputation of credibility for MilTech and MSU as a trusted strategic partner and resource for problem solving with the Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency, Homeland Security and the National Institute of Standards. She is a thoughtful leader and a creative problem solver who knows how to get things done.”