Staff Awards

San José State will be honoring nine outstanding staff members in three staff award categories (Spartan Spirit, Distinguished Service and Staff of the Year) at the annual Spartan Service Celebration.

To culminate the 53rd Annual Spartan Service Celebration - Zooming Through Time, which honors milestone years of service for staff employees, a LIVE presentation of the second-annual Staff Awards will take place on Thursday, March 4, 2021. Please register to attend this event and support your fellow Spartans.

2020-21 Award Recipients

Spartan Spirit Award

  • Winner: Erlinda Yanez – Chicana and Chicano Studies
  • Honorable Mention:
    Cindy Aubrey – Communicative Disorders and Sciences
    Tamela Sullivan – University Personnel

Distinguished Service

  • Winner: Kim Huynh – Undergraduate Education
  • Honorable Mention:
    Jocelyn Douglas – Moss Landing Marine Labs
    Maria (Elma) Arredondo – Student Affairs Systems

Staff of the Year

  • Winner: Rhett Frantz – Moss Landing Marine Labs
  • Honorable Mention:
    Joshua Kas-Osoka – Peer Connections
    Nha-Nghi Nguyen – Psychology

 

2019-20 Award Recipients

Spartan Spirit Award

  • Winner: Vuong Vu - Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations
  • Honorable Mention: Ana Navarrete Avina – UndocuSpartan Resource Center
  • Honorable Mention: Robert Davis - Veteran's Resource Center

Distinguished Service

  • Winner: Nancy Day – Undergraduate Education, E-Advising
  • Honorable Mention: Altaful Khan – University Library
  • Honorable Mention: Ramon Perez – College of Health and Human Sciences, Dean’s Office

Staff of the Year

  • Winner: Dora Ozawa – Registrar’s Office
  • Honorable Mention: Kim Le – The Valley Foundation School of Nursing
  • Honorable Mention: Thomas (Tom) Reisz – Academic Preparation Programs