The end of the academic year brought with it all manner of awards and honors.
Four employees were recognized by President Ortiz and the Staff Council last Thursday with the 2013 Outstanding Staff Awards. They are:
- Lori Bunner, administrative coordinator and team lead in human resource services
- Jacqueline Natividad, assistant to the associate vice president of student affairs
- Cherrie Peters, administrative support coordinator at the Career Center
- Susan Wise, reservations coordinator, Associated Students Inc.
The four women were honored at the Staff Appreciation Day luncheon.
In addition, eight instructors, two staff members and one program were honored as this year’s Outstanding Academic Advisors. The 2013 Outstanding Advisor Award honorees are:
- Assistant Professor Lisa Kessler, human nutrition and food science, College of Agriculture
- Professor Jerry Kirkpatrick, international business and marketing, College of Business Administration
- Professor Dorothy MacNevin, education, College of Education & Integrative Studies
- Professor Kamran Abedini, industrial and manufacturing engineering, College of Engineering
- Assistant Professor Dohyung Kim, College of Environmental Design
- Belinda de Villa-Lopez, The Collins College of Hospitality Management
- Assistant Professor Erika DeJonghe, psychology and sociology, College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
- Assistant Professor Michael Page, chemistry, College of Science
- Sheena Huang, interdisciplinary general education, College of Education & Integrative Studies
- Matilda Obaseki, Office of Admissions & Outreach, Student Affairs
- Science Educational Enhancement Services, College of Science.
The awards recognize individuals and programs that encourage students to establish goals and objectives, that seek practical and innovative solutions to students’ problems, and that seek opportunities to grow professionally.
Each year the campus chooses one faculty member in each academic college, one staff member from Academic Affairs and one from Student Affairs, and one program from either Academic Affairs or Student Affairs to receive this award. Recipients were honored at a reception on May 31.
(Top Photo: Susan Wise, Cherrie Peters, Lori Bunner and Jacqueline Natividad receive the 2013 Outstanding Staff Awards.)
(Photo: The 2013 Outstanding Advisor Awardees. Front row, left to right, Dohyung Kim, Barbara Burke, Lisa Kessler, Dorothy MacNevin and Matilda Obaseki. Back row, left to right, Belinda de Villa-Lopez, Sheena Huang, Michael Page, Kamran Abedini, Jerry Kirkpatrick and Erika DeJonghe.)