Conexión San Ángelo / Tom Nurre, contributor

SAN ANGELO - 38 staff members have been nominated for Angelo State University’s annual President’s Awards for Staff Excellence, and 9 staff members have been nominated for the annual Chancellor’s Colonel Rowan Award for Execution.

Four Staff Excellence Awards are given each spring semester to recognize non-teaching staff members whose job performance exceeded the customary standards or who exhibited outstanding skill or dedication while performing special projects during the preceding calendar year. An award will be given to one staff member in each of four categories: Commitment to Excellence, Excellence in Customer Service, Excellence in Innovation and Excellence in Leadership. The Rowan Award recognizes a staff member who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in carrying out a major project during the last academic year.

All nominees are recognized with a certificate. The four Staff Excellence Award recipients will each receive a $1,000 honorarium and a presentation piece, while the Rowan Award winner will receive a $1,500 honorarium. The presentation ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 8, in the Houston Harte University Center’s C.J. Davidson Conference Center.

Staff Excellence Award nominees by department for Commitment to Excellence are: Jessica Behringer, Admissions; Maggie Blair, College of Education; Debra Byrd, Engineering; Princess Fiel-Murphy, Mathematics; Mary Anne Lowe, College of Business; Jessica Manning, Business Services; Judith McAnanama, Facilities Management; Samuel Mendoza, Student Life; Brittney Miller, Communications and Marketing; Adelina Morales, President’s Office; Jennifer Price-Fierro, Nursing; Duane Pruitt; Budget and Payroll Services; Wendy Sklenarik, College of Education; and Chris Steele, Information Technology.

Nominees for Excellence in Customer Service are: Jody Casares, Biology; Katie Dixon, Information Technology; Princess Fiel-Murphy, Mathematics; Mike Gustin, Facilities Management; Angela Howell, Archer College of Health and Human Services; Melody Kelley, College of Arts and Humanities; Ruben Limon, Facilities Management; Mark Multer, Facilities Management; Phillip Nichelson, Affiliated Military and Veteran Services; Manuel San Miguel, Archer College of Health and Human Services; Mary Snowden, College of Education; Justina Stark, Finance and Administration; Dallas Swafford, Student Disability Services; and Alma Valdez, Political Science and Philosophy.

Excellence in Innovation nominees are: Marla Daugherty, Visual and Performing Arts; Princess Fiel-Murphy, Mathematics; Daniel Martinez, College of Education; Jason McCarver, Information Technology; Kerri Mikulik, Admissions; Belinda Saaranen, Computer Science; Christina van Ittersum, Communications and Marketing; and Ty Walden, Information Technology.

Nominees for Excellence in Leadership are: Jason Brake, Information Technology; Princess Fiel-Murphy, Mathematics; Tara Hart, Admissions; Brittney Miller, Communications and Marketing; Amanda Ritchie, Multicultural and Student Activities Programs; Ty Walden, Information Technology; and Meagan Word, College of Education.

Rowan Award nominees are: Ashley Baccus, Communication and Mass Media; Kevin Conner, Information Technology; Princess Fiel-Murphy, Mathematics; Cody Guins, Facilities, Planning and Construction; Erin Johnson, Porter Henderson Library; Melody Kelley, College of Arts and Humanities; Katie Plum, Sponsored Projects; Wendy Sklenarik, College of Education; and Ty Walden, Information Technology.

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