Crimson Spirit Award honors Horticulture advisor Ade Snider

Ade Snider
Ade Snider, Department of Horticulture

Going the extra mile to help students grow career and research opportunities in the Department of Horticulture, Academic and Internship Coordinator Ade Snider is a newly named 2022 Crimson Spirit Award winner.

Washington State University’s Crimson Spirit recognition honors employees who provide exceptional service and surpass expectations while representing WSU. Honorees receive a plaque, pin, and university-wide acknowledgment at the annual Employee Recognition Reception.

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Snider was nominated for outstanding assistance to Horticulture students, faculty, and staff.

Peers say she combines the advising process with technical skills, and generously shares her knowledge of IT, programs, and systems to solve technical challenges.

When COVID-19 impacted teaching, she found solutions that would enable virtual learning to run as smoothly as possible. And, when the pandemic precluded an important in-person fundraiser, she helped set up a virtual plant sale for the Horticulture Club.

“Ade loves a challenge,” one nominator wrote. “If something seems too difficult to work out, she sticks with it and usually comes up with a solution. She says she looks at challenges like a jigsaw puzzle and brilliantly is able to pull things together.”

Ade “likes helping us because that’s just who she is, but she also loves working for all of WSU’s students,” another testimonial stated.

Snider has been a WSU staff member since 2008 and part of the Department of Horticulture since 2014.

Read more about the award and what nominators had to say about Snider at the WSU Crimson Spirit homepage.