About the Staff Recognition Award

Each year, Staff Council honors one (or more) UM-Flint staff member who demonstrates consistent leadership, teamwork, service, and dedication to UM-Flint faculty, staff, and students. The award carries a $500 honorarium, and the recipient is honored at the Annual Staff Assembly Spring Meeting. Additional information about the guidelines and procedures for the award is available on the award brochure.

Nominations for the 2016 Staff Recognition Award will be accepted March 1 through March 31, 2016. Nominations should be submitted using the online form.

The 2016 awardee(s) will be announced by April 30, 2016. Award recipient(s) will be recognized at the Annual Staff Assembly Spring Meeting scheduled for May 18, 2016, 9:00-10:30 am in the Michigan Rooms.

2016 Selection Committee

Sandra Alberto, Staff Council Chair
Coordinator, Thompson Center for Learning & Teaching 
salberto@umflint.edu  |  (810) 237-6508 

John O’Brien, Staff Council Recognition Coordinator 
Engineering Technician, CSEP 
johnalle@umflint.edu  |  810-762-3131 

Vicki Ames, Staff Council Member (Union Employee) 
Custodian, Facilities 
vames@umflinte.edu  |  (810) 762-3323 

Tess Barker, Chief of Staff 
Chancellor’s Office 
tessba@umflint.edu  |  (810) 762-3322 

Aviva Dorfman, Faculty Representative 
Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education (SEHS)
adorfman@umflint.edu (810) 766-6878 

Katrina Moseley, Student Representative 

Suzanne Shivnen, 2015 Staff Recognition Award Recipient 
Administrative Assistant, Economics and Political Science Department 
sshivnen@umflint.edu  |  (810) 762-3280 

Monique Wilhelm, 2015 Staff Recognition Award Recipient 
Laboratory Supervisor, Chemistry & Biochemistry 
mwilhelm@umflint.edu  |  (810) 762-3275


Prior award recipients:
2015        Suzanne Shivnen & Monique Wilhelm
2014        Karen Davis & Kathy Howe
2013        Dan Sherman & Judy Bedore
2012        Carol Hall & Steve Harrow
2011        Jason Gooding & Lori Vedder    
2010        Marie Angeluski & Beulah Alexander
2009        Rhonda Broadworth & Grounds Crew*
2008        Mary Deibis & Nicholas Gaspar
2007        Sandra Alberto
2006        Sidney Horton & Sue Fabbro
2005        Paula Pollander & Sharon Seames
2004        Reva Kidd
2003        Harvey Sherman & Becky Wood
2002        Lillian Henry & Susan Taylor
2001        Martha Guenin & Richard Horning
2000        Jennifer Flager & Ron Chapman
1999        Peggy Holcumb & Catherine Thibault
1998        Ann Briggs
1997        Renee Zientek
1996        Todd Toulouse
1995        Virginia Sullivan
*Grounds crew recipients included Greg Koch, Les Frazee, D. McClung, David Hodges, R. Adams, Dwayne Gidcumb, and Michael Dekold.


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About the Sterling Staff Awards

The Sterling Staff Award is designed to acknowledge staff members (use the Golden Apple Award form for faculty/teachers) for their contributions to the campus. Anyone can submit a nomination (students, faculty, or staff) to let staff members know they are making a difference, that what they do is valued, and to recognize them for going the extra distance in their work.

All staff members who are nominated will receive a certificate via campus mail, and their supervisor will be notified. Nominate a deserving staff member!