Staff Make Students Count Award

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The Staff Make Students Count Award 
recognizes
university staff who provide
outstanding
service to students anywhere
in the University of Alaska system.

 

 


 2021 Staff Make Students Count Nominations

Nominate outstanding staff members for the 2021 Staff Make Students Count Award. The nomination period opens February 15 and closes March 26, 2021.

2021 SMSC NOMINATION PACKET

Up to four individuals can be awarded; one each for the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the University of Alaska Anchorage, the University of Alaska Southeast, and University of Alaska System Office, provided there are nominations from each one, and the nominations meet the criteria and deadlines.

Consider nominating a co-worker who you know goes above and beyond when helping UA students.

Applications for award must include:

  • Letter of nomination and rationale for nomination.
  • Completed nomination form.
  • At least three letters of endorsement from those knowledgeable of the contribution made by the applicant/nominee.
  • Letters from students are encouraged.

Completed application packets can be mailed to the Governance Office at your university, or emailed to the campus contact.

UAA nominations should be sent to
“Staff Make Students Count Awards”
UAA Governance Office
Attn: Heidi Tilicki
3211 Providence Drive, ADM 214
Anchorage, AK 99508
EMAIL: uaa_governance@alaska.edu 

UAF nominations should be sent to
“Staff Make Students Count Awards”
UAF Governance Office
Attn: Meryem Udden
312H Signers’ Hall, P.O. Box 757500
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7500
EMAIL: ua-sogov-office@alaska.edu

UAS nominations should be sent to
“Staff Make Students Count Awards”
UAS Staff Council
Attn: Gwenna Richardson
2600 Seventh Avenue
Ketchikan, AK 99901
EMAIL: gjrichardson@alaska.edu

Statewide Administration nominations should be sent to
“Staff Make Students Count Awards”
Statewide Administration Assembly
Attn: Debbie Carlson
202 BUTRO P.O. Box 757780
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7780
EMAIL: drcarlson@alaska.edu


Please direct any questions about Staff Make Students Count to ua-sogov-office@alaska.edu.

 


2020 Staff Make Students Count Awardees

The 2020 award recipients were:

UAA - Caroline Venuti, the Learning Resource Center Coordinator and Writing Tutor on the Kachemak Bay Campus of KPC, as well as the advisor for the KBC Student Association.

UAF - Carol Hoefler, the administrative assistant for the Art Department, where she assists both graduate and undergraduate art students. 

UAS - Louis Scott, the Title III Academic Advisor, who provides student advising and math tutoring on the Ketchikan campus.

Read more in the UA News.


What is the purpose of this award?
To recognize staff who have provided outstanding service to students anywhere in the UA system. Each recipient receives an award plaque, $1,000 and two domestic airline vouchers. All nominees receive a certificate of nomination. The university president will present the awards at a Board of Regents meeting.

Who is eligible and how do I apply?
All regular full-time permanent and part-time permanent exempt and non-exempt staff employed by the University of Alaska are eligible to apply. Please note that faculty and executive management are not eligible for this award. Service to students may include service as part of the job or as volunteer service, either directly or indirectly to current or prospective students. Please complete the nomination form and submit it with a letter of nomination containing an explanation of the service provided to students and three letters of endorsement from those knowledgeable of the contribution made by the applicant/nominee.


 

2018 Winners

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From left: Rick Cauflield, Tim Flynn, Jim Johnsen, Wanda Wahl, Dan White, Shayla Sulser, Sam Gingerich


 

 2017 Winners


From left: Josh Watts (SW), Ginny Redmond (UAF), and Auguste Stiehr (UAS)


2017 UAA winner Woody Woodgate and President Johnsen at the PWSC commencement. 


 

2016 Winners

From left: Carolyn Pennington-Chapin, UAF; Ryan J. Hill, UAA; Buffy Kuiper, SW; Brenda Hurley, UAS

Read about this years winners in the April SW Voice.

 

Past Winners

View past winners