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Patricia Strope

Distinguished Staff Award, 2020

Patricia Strope, information associate for the Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures, is one of 13 recipients of this year's Distinguished Staff Awards, the university’s highest staff recognition that annually honors individuals for their exceptional leadership, accomplishments and service to The Ohio State University.

Strope, who has been with the College of Arts and Sciences for 29 years, is known as the heart and soul of the center. She serves an integral role in student, faculty and staff success. Always going above and beyond to make sure everyone’s needs are met, she uses her extensive knowledge, calm demeanor and problem-solving skills to find practical and logical solutions.

Nominees for Distinguished Staff Awards are assessed on criteria consistent with the university’s values, as well as the individual’s contributions to enhance the quality of work life for faculty, staff, students or patients, provide outstanding and ongoing service to university stakeholders, and/or develop creative solutions to increase department or university operations.