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Kelly Wellman presenting award to Jeanne Prestwood
Kelly Wellman, sustainability director, presented the award to Jeanne Prestwood. | Image: Texas A&M Office of Sustainability

Jeanne Prestwood, administrative associate IV in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named a 2021 Sustainability Champion by the Office of Sustainability within the Division of Finance and Operations for her efforts personally and within the department.

The purpose of the Sustainability Champion Awards is to recognize and reward one student, one faculty member, and one staff member each year who have demonstrated exemplary effort, dedication and leadership throughout the year in fostering a campus culture of sustainability.

“Anyone who knows Ms. Prestwood also knows her passion for recycling,” said Rebecca Rice, senior administrative coordinator II, in her nomination letter. “She once told me, ‘I am trying to clean up the earth one plastic bottle at a time.’ So from recycling efforts, to angel trees, to food drives to the collection of old and gently used shoes, Ms. Prestwood is always going above and beyond by putting others first and giving back what she can. This is a true sign of some amazing Aggie spirit that should be acknowledged and celebrated.”

In order to be eligible for this award, nominees must have demonstrated excellence and commitment to making Aggieland more environmentally, economically and/or socially sustainable.