Fifty receive outstanding staff awards

17 October 2001 | Sylvia Snow organized English as a Second Language classes for her staff of 300 custodians, a group in which 11 different languages are spoken. Judy Seibert worked evenings to help about 650 U.C. Extension students find housing this fall, in addition to the thousands of Berkeley students she normally assists. Because his manager had several hand surgeries, Durwin Wong volunteered to type up the performance evaluations for his entire department.

It is contributions like these that earned Snow, Seibert, Wong and 47 other staff members Chancellor Outstanding Staff Awards this year. Winners were honored by Chancellor Berdahl; Paul Gray, executive vice chancellor and provost; and Horace Mitchell, vice chancellor for business and administrative services, at a ceremony Tuesday in Alumni House.

“Your outstanding work makes such a difference,” the chancellor said to the honorees. “You are an inspiration to others, not just in your department, but to the whole campus.”

After excerpts of their nomination letters were read, each awardee received a wooden bear sculpture and a framed certificate, and had their photo taken with the chancellor.

This year’s 50 winners were culled from 60 individual and 20 team nominations, submitted by supervisors, co-workers, students or clients.

The award — one of the campus’s highest honors for staff — was created to recognize employees who make exceptional contributions to the campus, particularly in the areas of customer relations, operational effectiveness, mentoring, collaboration or community service. Awards are presented to both individual staff and teams of staff.

Following are this year’s award winners.

Individual Awards
Bruce Alexander
Sylvia Snow
Manny Pereira
Dan Sullivan
Elise Woods
Barbara Hadenfeldt
Teresa Acree
Barbara Barnett
Hua-Pei Chen
Judith Frank
Patricia Riegg
Judy Seibert
Eleanor Crump
Lonnie Martin
Andrea Rex
Durwin Wong

Team Awards

Project DARE Staff Facilitator Network
Kevin Argys
Jon Bain-Chekal
Jackie Blossom-Garcia
Nancy Chu
Anna Chung
Antoinette Clark
Lesley Clark
Patrick Conlin
Billy Curtis
Katy Curtis
Quig Driver
Myrna Flores
Donna Griffin
Jorge Heredia
Angela Hunkler
Denise Jenkins
Alfred Alipio Jocson
Keiko Kubo
Carmen McKines
Kathy Moorhouse
Edith Ng
Denise Oldham
Maria Lucero Padilla
Afriye Quamina
Marcia Riley
Annette Webb
Pamela Wheaton-Taylor

Career Center Letter Service Team
Teresa Beynart
Donna Chan
Vincent De La Cruz
Louise Estropia
Susan Hedgpeth
Patricia Norton


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