Staff Recognition


The Staff Recognition Committee is responsible for the staff recognition process and initiatives, such as Staff Shout Out and assists with annual staff awards.  It also supports positive morale and staff engagement through informal recognition programs. 


Committee Member



Chris Trew

Executive Board Liaison/Co-chair

Melissa Daniel


Kate Brinko 

HR Representative 

Lisa Bare  

Caitlyn Blakelock 

Justin Carver 

Clint Coffey 

Andy Eaker

Andrea Elaver 

Carey Fissel 

Abby White Gould 

Kara Harmon 

Stephanie Hickey 

Edward Hyle 

Kim Jones 

Karen McGuire 

Carrie McNeil 

Janet Miller 

Geralyn Mitchell 

Vivek Shastry  

Holly Turlington 

Examples of "Shout Out" worthy actions: Recipients of a "Shout Out" are entered into a quarterly drawing for a gift from the campus bookstore valued at $25.00. One of the ways we encourage positive morale and staff engagement is through an informal recognition program called, "Shout Out."  If you would like to have a staff member recognized for their positive contribution to the University, give them a "Shout Out."  The Staff Recognition Committee, a committee of Staff Senate, works to create a positive work environment, improve employee engagement, and encourage an environment of support and appreciation.

  • Going above and beyond to help a fellow coworker or student
  • Picking up trash on campus grounds just because
  • Encouraging recycling in your office
  • Someone with an infectious Positive Attitude
  • Taking initiative
  • Helping a co-worker complete a task voluntarily
  • Random acts of kindness

Give a Shout Out

Give someone a "Shout Out" today! Recipients of ”Shout Outs” will be notified the month following their nomination.