March 23, 2001

University of Alaska Statewide Office Honors Employees

March 23, 2001  NR 06-01

Twenty-four University of Alaska Statewide employees were honored this week with service award presentations, and three others were named outstanding employees of the year. The Office of President Mark R. Hamilton was named the outstanding university department of the year.

The outstanding employees were Janet Johnson, Information Technology Services, for her work on several projects including the university's academic initiatives and improvements for student services; Brian Brubaker, administrative assistant and office coordinator for the system governance office; and Christy Shaw, a student employee in Budget and Institutional Research.

This year, the outstanding department award went to the Office of President Mark R. Hamilton and his office staff.

Three employees were honored for 25 years of service to the university. They were Bill Gregory, director of operation services for Information Technology; Pat Ivey, executive officer for system governance; and Cal Mercer, a system programmer in Technology Services.

Twenty-year service awards were given to Barb Branton, office coordinator for the university's general counsel; Jim Chapman, who is with the student and financial aid group in Information Technology; Penny Ewalt, administrative coordinator for the office of the vice president for finance; and Jim Lynch, associate vice president for finance.

Fifteen-year awards went to Beth Mercer, technical services manager in Technology Services; Michael Sfraga, director of program development in the Office of the President; Val Amarillas, manager for statewide financial systems; and Diana Dee Carr, systems technician in the financial systems office.

Ten-year awards went to Pam Bradley, an accounting technician for fund accounting in the finance office; Carole English, lead analyst programmer with the student and financial aid group in Technology Services; Terry Hartman, lead analyst programmer with the student and financial aid group in Technology Services; Tim Hagensick, computer operator in production services; Bruce C. Rowe, contract manager in the UA Corporate Programs office; Connie Kramer, an account technologist in Fund Accounting; Terry Miller, lead help desk analyst in Technology Services; Lisa Sporleder, an analyst technician in production services; Joe Trubacz, director of Planning, Analysis and Institutional Research for UAF and the assistant director for Statewide Budget and Institutional Research; and Erika Van Flein, benefits coordinator in Human Resources.

Recipients of five-year service awards were Myron J. Dosch, financial accounting manager; Joyce Helens, executive director of UA Corporate Programs; and Isabelle Tissier, a senior analyst in Budget and Institutional Research.

The awards were given at statewide employee luncheons in Anchorage and Fairbanks.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Bob Miller, 907-474-6311