79 staff members recognized at Student Affairs’ Inspiring Excellence Awards

Monday, May 24, 2021 79 staff members recognized at Student Affairs’ Inspiring Excellence Awards

Isolation housing team members receive awards plaques

In a year that was extraordinary, Student Affairs recognized the vast contributions of team members and collaborators during the annual Inspiring Excellence Awards. Hosted at Willa Cather Dining Center on May 14, the staff recognition program celebrated individuals whose contributions embodied the university’s educational mission and Student Affairs’ mission of cultivating student success through engagement, well-being and a commitment to diversity.

The following individuals and cross-functional teams were recognized:

Award Recipients


Recognizes an individual, group or organization that is not part of Student Affairs but who has partnered with our units in a significant manner and made meaningful contributions.

Public Health Advocacy Team


Recognizes individuals or groups who promote a sense of belonging through programs, words, and behaviors, and by modeling advocacy and social justice through their actions.

Pat Tetreault
COVID Care Team


Recognizes individuals or groups who nurture growth, learning and well-being and help develop a campus environment that encourages kindness, offers support, honors compassion, builds relationships and connects faculty, staff and students.

Lanie Stutz
Melissa Wilkerson
Isolation Housing Team


Recognizes individuals or groups who help foster diverse, accessible and caring communities that promote full and equal participation and respect each individual’s personal stories.

Katherine Montoya
Melanie Skocy
Racial Justice Action Teams


Recognizes individuals and/or units who seek new and creative solutions to challenges facing our campus and community.

Sharleen Roth
Student Affairs’ Spring Open Events Committee


Recognizes individuals who embody inclusive leadership, and further the development of ethical, responsible and collaborative leaders.

Tony Rathgeber
Callie Wilhite

Vice Chancellor’s Award for Campus Impact

Recognizes a Student Affairs unit for its significant impact on students and the campus community.

Student Leadership, Involvement & Community Engagement

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