Statewide Employee Service and Recognition Awards

Guy Lee, OIT Data Center, receives recognition for thirty years of service to UA.

Awarding Recognition

On June 1, a special reception was held in the Board of Regents' conference room to celebrate employee years of service at the University of Alaska and to recognize those nominated as outstanding employees by their peers. The Statewide Administration Assembly organizes the event and awards. 

At the five-year level employees receive a UA nameplate. At 10 years they receive a 7-inch wooden bowl with the UA logo from the Alaska Bowl Co. At 15 years they receive an 11-inch bowl with their name and UA logo.  At the 25-year level they receive a wooden name board and $150 worth of art of their choice. Gifts of artwork to long-time employees continue past the 25-year level and is awarded at a $300 value for 25 years, and $500 value for 30 and 35 years.

Peers nominate outstanding employees, who are then chosen by an SAA-organized panel. Nominations are accepted for exempt, classified and student  employees and for an outstanding department. Winners receive a plaque and cash awards; $500 for exempt and classified, and $100 for student.

The event was well attended and all enjoyed the ice cream sundae and fruit buffet. There were numerous door prizes awarded including athetic tickets, UA gift bags, a honey jar and cream pitcher by Tenderfoot Pottery, a bird feeder and a camp chair. Anchorage Statewide employees were connected via video-conferencing.

It wasn't Julie Larweth's five years of service that brought laughter from the Anchorage office; it was the back right in front of the video-conference camera totally blocking the view that caused the reaction.

Photo Gallery

View more images from the ceremony HERE....

Five Years of Service

  • Barney Booysen
  • James Gentry III
  • Paloma Harbour
  • Glen Johnson
  • Pete Kelly
  • Daniel Kloepfer
  • Douglas C. Knight
  • Julie M. Larweth
  • Steve Mullins
  • Allen Nussbaumer
  • Nichole Pittman
  • Michelle Pope
  • Melody Sayles
  • Lorrie Scoles
  • Shannon Telling

Ten Years of Service

  • David Bantz
  • Susan Freel
  • Mark Hamilton
  • Michelle Rizk
  • Susan Sharpton
  • Amaya M. Spencer
  • Phyllis Trickey
  • Carolyn Weaver

Fifteen Years of Service

  • Douglas Maynes
  • Brenda T. Vannoy

Twenty Years of Service

  • Dawn Wall
  • Kate Wattum

Twenty Five Years of Service

  • Richard Machida
  • Kristi Sherman

Thirty Years of Service

  • Guy K. Lee

Thirty Five Years of Service

  • Wendy Redman

2009 Outstanding Employees

  • Janet Johnson (Exempt), OIT Enterprise Applications Services
  • Jenell Merrifield (Classified), OIT Business Office
  • Ashley Bender (Student), Finance and Administration
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