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2021 Award

Congratulations to the 2021 award recipients:

Staff Excellence Award in Outstanding Customer Service and Job Performance - Rebecca Smith

Staff Excellence Award in Organizational and Leadership Abilities - Brenda Maldonado-Rosas

Staff Excellence Award in University Public Service - Roberto Godinez

Staff Excellence Manager Award - Megan Topete

Staff Excellence Award in Teamwork - Simrin Takhar

Staff Excellence Award in Creativity - LaTia Winfrey

Staff Excellence Award in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Yesenia Curiel

From Left to Right: Chancellor Munoz, Yesenia Curiel, LaTia Winfrey, Megan Topete, Brenda Maldonado-Rosas, Rebecca Smith, Staff Assembly President Alvin Cha (Not Present: Roberto Godinez and Simrin Takhar) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roberto Godinez

 

 

2021 Staff Excellence Award Nominees

Creativity

Corinne Townsend | Institutional Research & Decision Support

LaTia Winfrey | Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Liz Arakelian | Marketing and Public Relations

Monica I. Garcia | School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

 

Outstanding Customer Service and Job Performance

Darlene Short | Human Resources

Emily Shuping | External Relations

Jaime Dias | Payroll Services

Jorge Herrera Gomez | Housing and Dining

Kristopher Greene | Students First Center

Mubeena Salaam | Financial System Support (FSS)

Nicole Fleming | Housing and Dining

Rebecca  "Becky" Smith | School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

Tammy Burgess | Office of Research and Economic Development

 

Teamwork

Cathy Simmons | UCM Payroll Services

Catrina Parr-Abundiz | Office of Student Involvement

Cinnamon Danube | Institutional Research & Decision Support

Darlene Short | Human Resources

Edson Gonzales | Office of Information Technology

Heidi Green | Department Support Services

Hiram Dominguez | School of Natural Sciences

Jamie Dias | Payroll Services

Jenn Souza | School of Natural Sciences

Jessica Duffy | Center for Institutional Effectiveness

Jessica "JaeJae" Julian | External Relations

Josh Lutz | UC Merced Police Department

Maria Maravilla | Housing and Dining

Michael Torres | Financial Planning & Analysis

Seema Ahuja | Office of Information Technology

Simrin Takhar | Academic Senate

 

Organizational / Leadership Abilities

Alex Mellor | Office of Research and Economic Development

Brenda Maldonado-Rosas | School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

Jamie Knutson | School of Engineering

Karina Villegas | School of Natural Sciences

Kevin Vieira | Recreation & Athletics

Maria Rosales | Residence Education

Tracy England | Travel & Expense Management

 

University Public Service

Angela Dixon | School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

Jennifer Angel | Human Resources

Roberto Godinez | School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Rosana (Ro) McKinney | Human Resources

Yesenia Curiel | CARE Advocacy

 

Manager Award

Avi Badwal | Office of Information Technology

Fatima Paul | Academic Senate

Heather Nardello | Financial Aid & Scholarships

Josh Reinhold | Office of the Registrar

Lisa Perry | Students First Center

Marcia Patino | Human Resources

Megan Topete | School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts

Michelle Roppeau | Division of Undergraduate Education