Garrett Swasey Outstanding Staff Award

Nominate Someone for the Garrett Swasey Outstanding Staff Award

In December 2015, the Executive Board of the UCCS Staff Association elected to rename the outstanding staff award in honor of Officer Garrett Swasey. This award acknowledges the outstanding achievements and contributions of a UCCS staff member who exemplifies excellence in service to the campus and community.

The recipient of the UCCS Garrett Swasey Outstanding Staff Award will receive a $1000 cash award (taxes withheld) from the Chancellor at the campus awards ceremony.

To be eligible for this award, the nominee must be 1) a permanent, classified or unclassified, staff member of UCCS and 2) employed as such for a minimum of three years as of December 31 of the current academic year. The recipient of the award demonstrates:

  • exceptional commitment which exceeds job expectations;
  • continual service to the UCCS community through various activities (e.g., committee work, staff involvement, community relations, etc.);
  • positive working relationships with students, colleagues at all levels, and other constituents of the campus; and
  • an active and ongoing commitment to the betterment of UCCS that is typified by the phrase "going above and beyond the call of duty."

Previous winners are not eligible.  A list of those employees who previously won the award are listed below. Employee of the Quarter recipients and nominees are eligible; however, the nomination processes are independent and those individuals must be nominated separately for this award.

PROCESS:

    1. To nominate a deserving staff member, complete and submit the attached nomination form to my attention (Main Hall Room 312, or email to slinhart@uccs.edu) no later than MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018, 4:00 p.m. Late nominations will NOT be accepted.
    2. Each nominator will be notified of the status of his or her nomination on or before mid-February.
    3. If your nominee is accepted, you will then be asked to secure three (3) letters of recommendation in support of the employee. Those recommendations are due no later than March 1 of each year.
    4. A screening committee consisting of community members supportive of the University will evaluate the nominations. Selection of the winner is based solely on the materials submitted on behalf of the nominee, including the original nomination form.
    5. A list of previous recipients is included with the nomination form

Feel free to contact Steve Linhart (slinhart@uccs.edu or ext. 3838) if you have any questions.

Thank you for taking the time to recognize outstanding staff by nominating someone for this award.

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PREVIOUS STAFF AWARD RECIPIENTS

Year

Winner

Year

Winner

 2018

 

 2017

 Laura Chandler

2016

Marc Pino

2015

Benek Altayli

2014

Ida Bauer

2013

Ian Smith

2012

Steve Linhart

2011

Josephine Benavidez

2010

Jane Muller

2009

Jayne Lloyd

2008

Kathy Griffith

2007

Gwen Gennaro

2006

Joe Simms

2005

Kathy Englund

2004

Eileen O’Reilly

2003

Tom Ostenberg

2002

Mary Lou Kartis

2001

Curt Straub

2000

Carmen Abeyta

1999

Jackie Konselman

1998

Susan Szpyrka (University Police)

1997

Sherry Ekerholm

1996

Andrea Williams

1995

Patricia Green

1994

Robert and Barbara Brown

1993

Carmen Abeyta

1992

Lewis Garnett

1991

Antoinette Massengale

1990

Susan Szpyrka (Bookstore)

1989

Jose “Art” Terrones

1988

Cindy Allen

1987

Diane Hughson

1986

Debra Lee Ingalls

1985

Douglas Johnson

1984

Miles Garner

1983

Gloria Lawlis

1982

Patricia Van Matre

1981

Muriel Claflin

1980

Ruth Westcott

1979

Zoe Bechtol

1978

Miles Garner

1977

Edward Adams, Jr.

1976

Elizabeth Forney

1975

Norma Stroud