Employee Recognition

You Make A Difference Award

Criteria for Nominations: Do you have a colleague within the Division of Student Affairs who you want to recognize for their frequent assistance, knowledge or expertise? The “You Make a Difference” award recognizes employees in outstanding day-to-day interactions and performance based on the following categories:

    • Customer Service
    • Helping a Peer
    • Going the Extra Mile
    • Information Expert
    • Team Leader/Mentor
    • Innovation/Change Agent

Awards will be announced on a monthly basis.


Student Affairs Stars Award

Criteria for Nominations: The Student Affairs Star Award recognizes employees who have provided outstanding customer service and performance over the course of a month or more. All staff members who are full-time or part-time employees, with a minimum of 6 months service within the Division of Student Affairs and meet at least two of the Division values are eligible for consideration. A staff member or manager may be nominated by another employee within the Division.

Awards will be announced on a quarterly basis:

Fall (September - November) - announced in December

Winter (December - February) - announced in March

Spring (March - May) - announced in June

Summer (June - August) - announced in September


Above and Beyond Awards

The Above & Beyond Awards  recognize staff members' outstanding performance and contributions to students and the Division of Student Affairs. To be eligible for one of these awards, a recipient must embody the values of the division, as well as exhibit a high level of initiative, a commitment to teamwork and dedication to their job responsibilities. Additionally, recipients must demonstrate an attitude of excellence and go above and beyond the expectations of their job.

The 2018 award recipients will be recognized at the Above & Beyond Award Luncheon on May 4th in the Student Union Ballroom.

Please contact your supervisor to nominate a worthy colleague or team of colleagues. The deadline for submitting nominations will be April 10, 2018 at 11:59pm.  

Above and Beyond Award Values

Above and Beyond Nomination Form (submit through Supervisor)



May 2017 Division Meeting

Congratulations to our 2017 Above and Beyond Award Recipients!

  • Celinda Miranda, Counseling & Psychological Services
  • Matthew Rees, University Housing Services
  • Lucila Serrato-Lager, Financial Aid and Scholarship Office
  • Lori Salazar, Student Involvement
  • Lenette Solis, Office of the VPSA
  • Weeks of Welcome Team


Past Recipients



Cassie Barmore, Student Health Center

Ayanna Bledsoe, University Housing Services

Linda Ho, Office of the Registrar

Karla Larson, Accessible Education Center

Shannon Quihuiz, Student Conduct and Ethical Development

Career Center Extended Leadership Team, Career Center



Priscilla Moreno, Student Involvement

Evelyn Ramos, Career Center

Liz Romero, Student Health Center

Lisa Vlay, Office of the VPSA

Agatha Wong, Office of the Registrar



Rachel Delucchi, University Housing Services

Rich Dillon, Student Involvement

Andrei Ingalla, Office of the Registrar

Moira Kolasinski, Career Center

2014 Above and Beyond Award Nominees



Wei-Chen Lee, Counseling Services

Alicia Samis, Student Conduct & Ethical Development

Lisa Trikofski, Career Center

Emily Weideman, University Housing Services

2013 Above and Beyond Award Nominees


VPSA, 408-924-5900