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Annual Staff Excellence Awards Nominees

February 27, 2017

Fifty-one staff members have been nominated for Angelo State University’s annual President’s Awards for Staff Excellence, and 10 staff members have been nominated for the annual Chancellor’s Colonel Rowan Award for Execution.

Four Staff Excellence Awards are given each spring semester to recognize non-teaching staff members whose job performance exceeded the customary standards or who exhibited outstanding skill or dedication while performing special projects during the preceding calendar year. An award will be given to one staff member in each of four categories: Commitment to Excellence, Excellence in Customer Service, Excellence in Innovation and Excellence in Leadership. The Rowan Award recognizes a staff member who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in carrying out a major project during the last academic year. 

All nominees are recognized with a certificate. The four Staff Excellence Award recipients will each receive a $1,000 honorarium and a presentation piece, while the Rowan Award winner will receive a $1,500 honorarium. The presentation ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Monday, March 6, in the Houston Harte University Center’s C.J. Davidson Conference Center. 

Staff Excellence Award nominees by department for Commitment to Excellence are: David Rosipal, Special Events; Kristin Stanley, Archer College of Health and Human Services; Kevin Baker, Athletics; Sam Mendoza, Center for Student Involvement; Tom Nurre Jr., Communications and Marketing; Denise Brodnax, Controller’s Office; Justina Stark, Finance and Administration; Travis Taylor, Housing and Residential Programs; Jimmy Cockerell, Information Technology; Jackie Droll, Information Technology; Whitni Cary, Materials Management; Stacey Sauer, Purchasing and Operations; June Moore, Office of Accountability; Michelle Norris, Scholarship Programs; and Marc West, University Police. 

Nominees for Excellence in Customer Service are: Jody Casares, Biology; Sandra Covington, College of Arts and Humanities; Daniel Martinez, College of Education; Mary Snowden, College of Education; Katie Ede, College of Graduate Studies and Research; Mandy Osborne, Curriculum and Instruction; Jay Halbert, Facilities Management; Bill Bloom, Financial Aid; Christine Burrell, Information Technology; Jason Brake, Information Technology; Katie Halbert, Materials Management; Drexene Winey, Psychology, Sociology and Social Work; Cindy Weeaks, Registrar’s Office; Nancy Vandiver, Special Events; Judy Polunsky, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management; Michelle Michaelis, Purchasing and Operations; and Phillip Nichelson, VETS Center. 

Excellence in Innovation nominees are: Kristi Flores, Admissions; Annette Dixon, Agriculture; Eddie Behrends, Agriculture; Heather Brown, Student Life; Leonor Constancio, Communications and Marketing; Andrea Robledo, Engineering; Suzie Dusek, Enrollment Management; Hal Peter, Facilities Management; Curt Braden, Information Technology; Landon Fisher, Information Technology; Katie Halbert, Materials Management; Courtney Wilson, Registrar’s Office; and Michelle Boone, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. 

Nominees for Excellence in Leadership are: Kerri Mikulik, Admissions; Sharla Adam, Admissions; Tara Hart, Admissions; Meagan Word, College of Education; Ashley Baccus, Communication and Mass Media; and Michelle Norris, Scholarship Programs. 

Rowan Award nominees are: Sharla Adam, Admissions; Annette Dixon, Agriculture; Robert Cope, Agriculture; Duane Pruitt, Budget and Payroll Services; Jackie Baxter, Controller’s Office; Andrew Waggoner, Facilities Management; Jason Edgar, Facilities Management; Cody Guins, Facilities Planning and Construction; Justina Stark, Finance and Administration; and Bob Garcia, Materials Management.