Annual Celebration of Excellence Awards Ceremony set for May 25

Just a reminder that the following faculty and staff awards will be presented at the Celebration of Excellence Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. and employees are welcome to attend in-person in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. The ceremony can also be viewed remotely via the Zoom link that will be available on the Celebration of Excellence webpage the morning of the event. There will be an informal reception after the event for those that attend in-person. 

 We hope you will attend in support of the 2023 Award Recipients: 

Arlan Norman Award for Excellence in Student Mentoring 

Kimihiro Noguchi, Mathematics (Undergraduate Mentor) 

Shawn Arellano, Biology (Graduate Mentor) 


Carl H. Simpson Bridging Award 

Josh Cerretti, History 


Equity & Inclusion Award  

 Brandon Joseph, Counseling, Health & Wellness 


Excellence in Teaching Award  

Aquila Flower, Environmental Studies 


Outstanding Classified Staff Awards

Carrie Annett, Chemistry 

Ryan Cullup, Facilities 

James Perigo, Facilities 

Kate Stevenson, Honors College  


Outstanding Faculty Leadership Award 

Shirin Deylami, Political Science  


Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award 

Lyle Harris, Professor Emeritus, Journalism 


Outstanding Scholarship Award 

Meg Warren, Management 


Paul J. Olscamp Research Award 

David Sattler, Psychology 


Peter J. Elich Excellence in Teaching Award 

Mariana Smit Vega Garcia, Mathematics 


Philip E. Sharpe, Jr. Community Engagement Award (group award) 

 Community Consortium for Cultural Recognition 


President’s Exceptional Effort Awards

Zach McGrew, Computer Science 

Stephanie Norsby, Human Resources 


Professional Staff Awards for Excellence 

Robert Clark, ATUS Video Services 

Brian Davidson, Tutoring Center 

Stephanie Norsby, Human Resources  


Ronald Kleinknecht Excellence in Teaching Award 

Daniel Chard, History  


Team Recognition Award (group award) 

Leadership Philanthropy to Geology Team 


Years of Service Recognition (employees celebrating a milestone anniversary) 


Recent Retiree Recognition