Joanne Tolbert awarded Women of Distinction honor

Published: Mar 24, 2017 7:00:00 AM
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Joanne Tolbert
Joanne Tolbert

Joanne Tolbert, contracts and grants specialist with the College of Engineering, was selected as the recipient of the 2017 Women of Distinction Staff Leadership Award by the Auburn University Women’s Center.

Tolbert has worked for the college for 37 years and was nominated by Steven Taylor, associate dean of research for engineering.

“Joanne is the role model for ‘servant leader’ in our business office,” Taylor said. “She has been a constant source of stability and guidance to her co-workers, and is steadfast, true to our mission of service and an inspiration to her colleagues and the campus community.”

The committee evaluated each nominee’s service, leadership and contributions to the local campus community before selecting Tolbert.

She was recognized with her award during the Women’s Leadership Conference luncheon on Friday.