Kendra Harris, the special projects coordinator for Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded the department’s 2008-09 Staff Excellence Award. The award recognizes her accomplishments in her role as coordinator of student events, alumni information and outreach efforts.

She is also responsible for the department’s website, the design and publishing of its newsletter and overseeing public announcements of achievements for faculty, staff and students. Harris has been with the department, which plans a reception in her honor, since 2000.