Two members of G&B honored with college-wide awards

June 3, 2024

The College of Science faculty and staff awards celebration was held Tuesday, April 30, 2024, in the Life Sciences Building atrium.

Two members of the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry team were honored with awards at the recent College of Science Faculty and Staff Awards ceremony: senior lecturer Dr. Kimberly Métris and office manager Meredith Bradley. 

Dr. Kimberly Métris was awarded the College of Science Excellence in Student Engagement Award, which honors a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in service and innovation in teaching, with emphasis on the most recent three years. 

She has developed a Creative Inquiry, a new experiential learning course and a project with a new, unique presentation method, all while mentoring at least 30 graduated students. Dr. Métris’ students thrive in and out of the classroom with at least six of her undergraduate students conducting field, lab, and bioinformatics research and five winning university awards over the last few years.

A student wrote, “As I told Dr. Métris, she was truly born to teach.”

Meredith Bradley was awarded the endowed 2024 Hattie B. Wagener Award, which is named after Hattie Boone Wagener, a long-time administrative staff member at Clemson. The award recognizes an individual who readily and routinely exceeds stated job expectations and presents a positive work attitude.

Meredith came to the department with a wealth of experience in administrative support roles in business environments in October 2021 as the administrative assistant. Department chair David Clayton said he quickly came to appreciate her capacity for thinking strategically about what needed to get done, why and when.

In just a couple short years, Meredith was juggling two jobs for the department: one the role for which she was first hired and the other by covering more duties for the department’s human relations and payroll liaison. After the HR person resigned in summer of 2023, Meredith quickly stepped into the role while continuing to serve as the chair’s direct administrative assistant.

Meredith has become the go-to person for the faculty and staff of the Genetics and Biochemistry Department. She leads the office with purposefulness and consistently exceeds expectations.

Congratulations to both Dr. Métris and Meredith on their accomplishments. We can’t wait to see what you achieve in the future! 

Read more in the Clemson News article.


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