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Employees Recognized at 49th Annual Staff Recognition Banquet

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March 6, 2020

University of Northern Colorado staff were honored during the 49th annual Staff Recognition Banquet on Thursday, March 5.

UNC President Feinstein joined Classified Staff Council Chair Lindsay Snyder and Professional Administrative Staff Council Chair Bryson Kelly in welcoming staff. During his remarks, Feinstein thanked staff for all they do "to foster the success of the university and students," noting that the the banquet is "an opportunity for our leadership to show how much we value the contributions.”

Added Snyder: “It is important for us to express our gratitude to all of you. ... You are UNC, and we appreciate all that you do for this institution, our students and one another every day.” 

The event, which kicked off Appreciation Week, also recognized employees of the year Chad Pohja and Deena McBain and staff who were nominated, along with retirees and Years of Service milestones. 

Classified Staff Council Chair Lindsay Snyder, Professional Administrative Staff Council Chair Bryson Kelly
CSC Chair Lindsay Snyder and PASC Chair Bryson Kelly.

Five year recognitionFive-Year Service Award Recipients.

10-year service award recipients10-Year Service Award Recipients.

15-year service awardees15-Year Service Award Recipients.

20-year service awardees20-Year Service Award Recipients.

25-year service awardees
25-Year Service Award Recipients.

30-year service awardees
30-Year Service Award Recipients.

Jimmy Mock 35 year service awardee
35-Year Service Award Recipient, Jimmy Mock.

CSC Employee of the Year Nominees.
CSC Employee of the Year nominees. Deena McBain was awarded as this year's Employee of the Year recipient from the group.

PASC EOY Nominees
PASC Employee of the Year nominees. Chad Pohja was awarded as this year's Employee of the Year recipient from the group.

—Photos by Woody Myers

The event celebrated the milestone Years of Service for staff awardees.

  • Retirees
    • Sally Aleman
    • Ann Bentz
    • Veronica Bueno
    • Diane (Dee) Demling
    • Ronald (Ron) Eberhard
    • Kristi Enninga
    • Judy Friend
    • Karen Fritzler
    • Sally Goble
    • Susan Gould
    • Jane Graff
    • Dianne Hays
    • Erle Kenyon
    • Chris Krause
    • Sharon Lantz
    • Richard Lookhart
    • Dru Mark
    • Marlene Olin
    • Ruth (Elaine) Quam
    • Richard Romero
    • Ofelia (Gloria) Sedillos
    • Grant Wilkins
  • Five-Year Service Awards
    • Juana Batrez
    • Scott Belledir
    • Kyla Benson
    • Karen Benton
    • Laura Beyers
    • Morgan Bradford
    • Nathan Buckley
    • Brandon Charles
    • Eryka Charley
    • Nancy Covell
    • Lyndsey Crum
    • Arriella Drapeau
    • Darren Dunn
    • Rosanne Fulton
    • Taylor Green
    • Maria Jaquez
    • Tracy Kelly
    • Erika King
    • Michael Klitzke
    • Matthew Langford
    • Rosa Law
    • Kimberly Lebsack
    • Kimberly Metcalf
    • Samantha Milyard
    • Amanda Nebelsick
    • Jennifer Negley
    • Kristi Nelson
    • Troy Nickerson
    • Pete Niehoff
    • Timothy Ocskasy
    • Pamela Ownby
    • Adrina Pawlak
    • Nickolas Perez
    • Mary Pisano
    • Jason Prentiss
    • Erica Preston
    • Alma Rios
    • Angela Rockwell
    • Danielle Rupp
    • Samuel Salazar
    • Laurie Schmaus
    • Veronica Secord
    • Rebecca Smith
    • Lindsay Snyder
    • Collen Sonnentag
    • Cheryl Sparks
    • Joseph Stiby
  • 10-Year Service Awards
    • Adam Alirez
    • Roxye Arellano
    • Terri Ball
    • Pamela Balzer
    • Lisa Bowker
    • Jason Bradford
    • Kristi Cozbey
    • Nicole Dempster
    • Morgan Gray
    • Thomas Hankey
    • Donald Jones
    • Danielle Kahlo
    • Scott Kellogg
    • Gretchen Kershner
    • Steven Klatt
    • Berry Kroeger
    • Deborah Lewis
    • Yvette Lucero-Nguyen
    • Shane Mares
    • Penelope Mascarenas
    • James Medina
    • Heath Moore
    • Meg Murphy
    • Barbara Quick
    • Lori Riley
    • Brenda Rodriguez
    • Jennifer Shoop
    • Roger Stinar
    • Stanley Stumbaugh
    • Susan Swanson
  • 15-year service awards
    • Wade Bumgarner
    • John Clark
    • Cateline Corbin
    • Monica Coverdale
    • Mark Gebhardt
    • Nathan Haas
    • Jesse Hernandez
    • Bryan Hogsett
    • Thomas Hummel
    • Jeanette Miller
    • Cynthia Mitchell
    • Robert Myers
    • Jason Raehal
    • Sandra Warner
  • 20-Year Service Awards
    • Tim Barrera
    • Geri Landwehr
    • Bill McCartney
    • Jennifer Mitchell
    • CJ Mizner
    • Marshall Parks
    • Michelle Quinn
    • Betty Rutt
    • Michael Stadler
    • Christopher Vegter
    • Avis Werdel
    • Scott White
    • Alta Zimmerman
  • 25-Year Service Awards
    • Tim Lilly
    • June Moreno
    • Forrest Swick
    • Joe Tacoronte
    • John Vestecka
    • Cindy Vetter
  • 30-Year Service Awards
    • John Godman
    • Brenda Hillman
    • Dennis Pumphrey
    • Teresa Sugi
  • 35-Year Service Award
    • Jimmy Mock

During the banquet, both classified and professional staff were honored for their contributions to students and the university.

  • Classified Employee of the Year Nominations
    • Jennifer Beck
    • Lisa Bowker
    • Tracey Clay
    • Cateline Corbin
    • Kristi Cozbey
    • Chad Dyer
    • Kellie Goya
    • Shaun Herrera
    • Kim Lebsack
    • Deena McBain, Employee of the Year award winner
    • Jeanette Miller
    • Katy Mossberg
    • Thai Nguyen
    • Larry Raimer
    • Luz Sosa 
  • Professional Employee of the Year nominations
    • Ali Barnhart
    • Morgan Bradford
    • Jessica Dollard
    • Christina Edwards
    • Shawanna Kimbrough-Hayward
    • Rosa Law
    • Amy Murphy
    • Emily Perkins
    • Chad Pohja, Employee of the Year award winner
    • Flora Powells
    • Cheryl Sparks
    • Traci Wikre

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