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 2015 Staff Recognition Award will be accepted March 1 through March 31, 2015. Nominations should be submitted using the online form.


Prior award recipients:
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.


2014 Staff Recognition Award Winners

Kathy Howe

Kathy Howe
Administrative Assistant Intermediate
Department of Public Safety
Nominated by Chief Ray Hall, Director of Public Safety

Karen Davis

Karen Davis
Administrative Assistant Intermediate
English Department
Nominated by Stephen Bernstein, Professor and Chair of English

2014 Staff Recognition Award Nominees

Mary Black | Civic Engagement Coordinator, University Outreach

Carol Chaney | Media Consultant and Adjunct Lecturer, Music

Vickie Jaskiewicz | Academic Advisor, Nursing

Erin Kingsley | Grants and Contract Accountant Intermediate, Research

Andre Louis | Program Manager, Research

Mary Mandeville | Research Compliance Specialist Senior, Research

Susan Schneberger | Administrative Director, Urban Health & Wellness Center

Karri Spoelstra | Administrative Assistant Intermediate, Music

Laura Staudacher | Administrative Specialist, Honors Program

Rebecca Waller | Administrative Assistant Senior, Thompson Library

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!

2013's Sterling Staff Award winners:
  • Anh Thatch | Library
  • Zoe Lazar-Hale | Public Health & Health Sciences
  • Monique Wilhelm | Chemistry
  • Ellen Buchholz | Physical Therapy
  • Kathy Howe | Department of Public Safety
  • Anna Swartz | School of Management
  • Tara Allendorfer | School of Management
  • Jon Davidson | Undergraduate Admissions
  • Aimi Moss | Academic Advising & Career Center
  • Mary Mandeville | Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
  • Dan Getty | Information Technology Services
  • Theresa Kennedy | Undergraduate Admissions
  • Sandy Alberto | Thompson Center for Learning & Teaching
  • Jami Caulkins | College of Arts & Sciences
  • Jean Harkins | College of Arts & Sciences

Sterling Staff Award Nomination Form

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