Reed honored with Newcomer Career Professional Excellence Award

Blair Reed

Blair Reed

A Bagley College of Engineering staff member was recently recognized by an international research organization.

Blair Reed, the business manager for the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, earned the Newcomer Career Professional Excellence Award from the Society of Research Administrators International.

“I was honored to find out that I had been nominated for the award and very grateful that someone considered me as deserving of the nomination,” said Reed. “To say that I was surprised when I was chosen as the winner is an understatement.”

Reed graduated from Mississippi State University in 2004 with a degree in business administration and spanish. She is currently the business manager in the department of industrial & systems engineering, which includes departmental research administration duties.

Nominees for SRAI awards are recommended by colleagues for their outstanding work as a research administrator. The Excellence Award recognizes three SRAI members who have gone above and beyond to meet the Society’s standards in expanding the knowledge of research administration as a newcomer, mid-career, and advanced professional.

“I am thrilled to be a positive representative of Mississippi State University within the Society of Research Administrators International,” Reed added.

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Kaleigh Walker | Bagley College of Engineering

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