08/29/2016 Each year UW Bothell celebrates the contributions of our valued staff. This year’s staff appreciation breakfast was a time to honor individuals across our campus who are committed to the success of our students and our campus community. As always, there were lots of laughs thanks to emcee Sean Marsh and lots of pictures to remember the occasion. View the photos on flickr here. It was a time to reconnect and acknowledge outstanding staff. Chancellor Yeigh celebrated everyone in the room with heartfelt words of gratitude for being the foundation of great things that happen at UW Bothell and the safety net when things get tough. Before presenting the Staff Appreciation Award, he shared how difficult it was to choose just one from among such impressive nominations. Therefore, three outstanding staff members were given the award this year: Beth Miguel Alipio, senior advisor for undergraduate programs in the School of Business Tyson Kemper, gardener supervisor, in facilities services Dr. Rosemary Simmons, counseling center director, Student Affairs. Later in the program, staff members were honored for milestones in their years of service to the University of Washington, awards given by the University of Washington earlier in the year and awards from outside organizations related to the work they do for our students and for the University. Below is the list of all those honored. Congratulations to all UW Bothell staff for a job well done! As we launch into our 2016-2017 academic year, let's remember we are better together! Years of Service: 5 YEARS Dale Ahvakana, Network Application Specialist - IT Peggy Brown, Event & Conference Services Manager, Advancement and External Relations Ali Bulzomi, Budget Analyst—Institutional Budget & Planning Jordan Chamberlain, Program Operations Specialist—CEDR Krista Garg, International Student Services Coordinator - Enrollment Management Christy Grayum, Assistant Registrar - Enrollment Management Lisa Hall, Director of Media Relations and Communications - Advancement and External Relations Toni Hartsfield, Program Manager - School of Educational Studies Jonathan Hee, Research Tech 2 - School of STEM Calvin Johnson III, Commuter Services Manager - Commuter Services Erica Lind, Counseling Services Coordinator--School of Educational Studies Sean Marsh, Director of Alumni Engagement and Philanthropy - Advancement and External Relations Sharon Meriwether, Electrical Engineering Graduate Advisor - School of STEM Bonnie Monteleone, Career Counselor - Student Affairs Shannon Murtagh, Research Consultant - CEDR Jessica Newkirk, Ceremonies & Events Coordinator - Advancement and External Relations Daniele Raymond, Parking Enforcement Officer - Commuter Services Dan Scheuler, Assistant Director of Orientation Programs - Student Affairs Ellen Weinstein, Human Resources Manager for Faculty - Organizational Excellence/Human Resources Tom Woo, Custodian - Facilities Services 10 Years Blanca Amador, Custodian - Facilities Services Dana Bigham, Assistant Director of Academic Services - School of Educational Studies Darren Branum, Emergency Preparedness Manager - Administration, Planning & Finance Annie Brelsford, Faculty and Administrative Affairs Specialist - School of STEM Carolyn Brennan, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research - Office of Research Rachel Foote, Assistant Director of Academic Services - School of IAS Tyson Kemper, Gardener Supervisor - Facilities Services Tom Mahon, Senior Computing Specialist - Library Sharon Onstad, Custodian - Facilities Services Adam Sailer, Computer Support Analyst II - IT Nicole Sanderson, Maintenance & Construction Coordinator - Facilities Services Israel Villasenor, Security Officer - Campus Safety Kimberly Wilson, Assistant Director Career Center - Student Affairs Lois Yamamoto, Fiscal Specialist II - Facilities Services Cynthia Yee, Fiscal Specialist 2 - Fiscal & Audit Services 15 Years Leena Buddhadasa, Budget Fiscal Analyst Lead - Office of Research Michael De Armond, Research Coordinator - CRPE John Egdorf, Construction Project Manager - Physical Planning and Space Management Bryce Figueroa, Reserves Lead - Library Kathy Gibson, Library Technician Lead - Library Jon Howeiler, Field Coordinator/Certification Officer - School of Educational Studies Cham Kao, Director for Campus Safety - Campus Safety Soofin Lam, Program Operations Specialist - Facilities Services Tyson Monsaas, Facility Operations Maintenance Specialist - Facilities Services Pavel Nikitenko, Facility Operations Maintenance Specialist - Facilities Services 20 Years Pam Lundquist, Registrar – Enrollment Management Janet McDaniel, Program & Internship Coordinator - School of STEM Marc Studer, Media Producer - IT 25 Years Barbara Van Sant, Program Coordinator - General Faculty Organization 35 Years Tracy Caldwell, Dispatcher - Campus Safety Other awards that had been presented to staff during the year were also acknowledged at the event: ASUWB Staff Award Aina Braxton, - Digital Future Lab UW Distinguished Staff Award Nominees This year several UW Bothell staff were nominated for the prestigious UW Distinguished Staff Award. They were honored at a ceremony at the Seattle campus in February. Nominated for the 2016 UW Distinguished Staff Award - Individual Nominations: Kate Osmond, Assistant Director of Graduate Programs - School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Rosemary Simmons, Counseling Center Director, Student Affairs Nominated for the 2016 UW Distinguished Staff Award - Team Nomination: University of Washington Bothell Student Engagement & Activities Samantha Penjaraenwatana, Program Assistant for Student Engagement & Activities Sam Al-Khoury, Assistant Director for Student Engagement& Activities Leah Shelton, Assistant Director for Student Engagement& Activities Missy Dominguez, Program Manager for Student Engagement& Activities Aliyah Vinikoor, Program Manager for Student Engagement & Activities University of Washington Bothell’s Office of Student Engagement and Activities also won a national award for its work to support diversity and inclusion. The American College Personnel Association-College Student Educators International, awarded this office the Voice of Inclusion Medallion: Exemplary Program Award for the IDEA Project and social justice programs. Dana Brolley, Assistant Director, Center for International Education in the Division of Enrollment Management, won the NAFSA Association of International Educator NAFSA of the Year Award.