College of Engineering Honors ECE Administrative Associate

Nancy Emptage (center right) was joined by colleagues from ECE as she received the 2014 William Primm Cosart Prize at the College of Engineering Faculty and Staff Awards Luncheon.

ECE administrative associate Nancy Emptage was awarded the William Primm Cosart Prize at the 2014 College of Engineering Faculty and Staff Awards Luncheon. The award honors staff for exceptional service in support of the College’s mission.

“Based on her long-term experience as an administrative assistant, Nancy is well-versed in all areas of faculty support and beyond,” said ECE associate professor Wolfgang Fink, who nominated Emptage for the award. “Nancy always goes beyond the call of duty and walks the extra mile.”

Emptage began working at the UA in 1983 at the Steward Observatory as a secretary. Since that time, she has worked in a number of colleges and departments on campus, including Optical Sciences, atmospheric physics, mathematics, landscape architecture and most recently electrical and computer engineering. 

“Being able to help the faculty, other staff and students in the department and college is a pleasure and a privilege,” Emptage said. “I am grateful to those who nominated me for the award and for the support I receive from those I assist.”

University of Arizona College of Engineering