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Staff Recognition and Morale

University Staff Excellence Awards

Update: The Staff Excellence Award nominations have been extended until December 10, 2014.

The University Staff Excellence Award of $1,000 will be presented to two deserving permanent SPA or EPA non-teaching faculty employees who are in good standing, and have been employed at UNCG for at least two years as of the nomination deadline (this year's deadline is December 10, 2014. Nominations are to be sent to c/o Jennie Rikkola, 116 Moore Nursing Bldg.). Staff, faculty, supervisors, administrators and/or students may make nominations for this award.

2015 call for nominations will be made in November
Staff Excellence Awards Committee
c/o Jennie Rikkola
116 Moore Nursing Bldg


Consideration is based on the following criteria; more than one category may apply:

Devotion to Duty
The nominee has exhibited unselfish devotion to duty far and above the normal requirements and has contributed significantly to the advancement of service to the UNCG community and to the people of North Carolina.
The nominee has successfully established new and outstanding work methods, practices and plans for his/her department that are consistent with the University Mission.
The nominee has made outstanding contributions to the University through involvement on committees and/or representing the University in civic or professional organizations, etc.
Human Relations
The nominee has made outstanding contributions in the field of human relations or employee-management relations that foster a model working and and/or learning environment.
Other Achievements
The nominee has made outstanding contributions or service deserving recognition not described in the categories above. This could include, but is not limited to, acts that demonstrate safety and heroism or other examples beyond the call of duty.


Name Role & Department
Melissa Barnes Human Development & Familly Studies
Paige Morris Exercise and Sports Science
Ray Carney Chemistry & Biochemistry
Jennie Rikkola School of Nursing
Terri Cartner Campus Enterprises
Mary Anderson Dean of Students Office
Karen Stacherski School of Education
Lisa Walker Nutrition
Libby Sexton Registrar's Office
Steve Sparks Campus Access Management
Brooks G. Graham Office of Adult Students
Rose Smith-Marsh Public Safety and Police
Audrey Siler Facilities Operations/Housekeeping
Ray Carney Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Jerry Benjamin Office of the Provost
John Pearce Facilities Operations/Housekeeping
Mary Culkin Director, Disability Servicesm, Student Affairs
Patty Booker Office Manager, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, School of Health & Human Performance
Julian Cheek Costume Studio Supervisor, Theatre Department
Carole Lindsey-Potter Office Manager, Women's & Gender Studies
Christian Aaroe Project manager, Physical Plant, Business Affairs
Touger Vang Processing supervisor, Financial Aid Office
Sarah Cottrell Housekeeper, Alumni House
Steven Siler Utilities manager, Physical Plant, Business Affairs
Yvonne Cousino Director of Enrolled Student Services, Graduate School
Toni Knight Director of the Student Advising and Recruitment Center
Director of the UNCG Teaching Fellows Program, School of Education