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UMKC Staff Awarded for Excellence in Service

Annual ceremony recognizes contributions
Roland Hemmings Jr.

Excellence at UMKC is not just the standard for our students, it is the standard for everyone who lives, works and visits our university. For more than 1,300 staff members, excellence in customer service and quality of work are not just university values, they’re personal ethics, and the annual Staff Awards event gives our campus community a chance to recognize those who make a difference at UMKC.

On the morning of March 4, hundreds of staff members gathered for the annual Staff Awards celebration in the James. C. Olson Performing Arts Center to celebrate a commitment to student success, diversity and inclusion, engagement and outreach and research and discovery. The celebration also included milestone anniversaries, staff who were a part of the 2019 graduating class and staff who completed leadership development courses offered through the university.

“Whether you work directly with our students, coordinate programs and services for the greater Kansas City community or provide support to keep this university running, what you do here matters.”

- Interim Provost Jenny Lundgren

Congratulations to the 2020 Staff Awards recipients

40-year Milestone Anniversary

Kevin McCarrison

2019 spring, summer and fall graduates

Emily Brown
Cynthia Christy
Megan Frasher
Russell Friend
Hilary McNeil
Julie Myer
Bailey Walton
Sybil Wyatt

Supervisory Development Series Graduates

Casey Bauer
Laura Begley
Kenneth Bledsoe
Petra Bricker
Andrea Brown
Emily Brown
Lauren Butler
Allan Davis
Kinglsey Kakie
Jessica Keith
Bridget Koan
Alia Krzyzanowski
Tamica Lige
Derek Long
Dea Marx
Ashley Mason
Brenton McCoy
Angela McDonald
Laura Moore
Patricia Mullin
Mike Norris
Nikhilia Donti Reddy
Emily Reeb
Hea Kyung Shoemaker
Amber Soto
Casey Stauber
Richard Thomas
Seth Tracy
Jodi Troup
Almaz Wassie

Administrative Leadership Development Program Graduates

John Aust
Laura Begley
Chad Bristow
Amber Daugherty
Jeffery Heckathorn
Makini King
Becky Markley
Kady McMaster
Sarah Mote

Staff Council Dedication Award

Alexandra Schumacher

Living the Values Awards

Selena Albert, School of Computing and Engineering
Silas Arnold, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
Nancy Bahner, School of Pharmacy
Ayleen Bashir, Innovation Center
Jennifer Parker Burrus, Conservatory
Elizabeth Couzens, School of Law
Roland Hemmings Jr., Student Affairs
Kristen Kleffner, School of Medicine
Randy Krahulik, Intercollegiate Athletics
Audrey Lester, College of Arts and Sciences
Jennifer Lyles-Maqsood, School of Nursing and Health Studies
Guadalupe Magana, School of Education
Shana Malone, Office of Registration and Records
Lindsey Mayfied, Strategic Marketing and Communications
Tanya Moore, School of Dentistry
Gene Pegler, Henry W. Bloch School of Management
Heather Swanson, Finance and Administration
Laura Taylor, National Museum of Toys and Miniatures
Gail Williams, University Libraries
Sandy Wilson, Office of Research Services

University Staff Awards

Excellence in Student Success – Kaitlin Woody, External Relations and Constituent Engagement
Excellence in Research and Creative Works – Stephanice Griffin, School of Computing and Engineering
Excellence in Engagement and Outreach – Christina Davis, School of Computing and Engineering
Excellence in Multiculturalism, Globalism, Diversity and Inclusion – Anthony LaBat, University Libraries
Excellence in Planning, Operations and Stewardship – Kevin Mullin, College of Arts and Sciences
Chancellor’s Staff Award for Extraordinary Contributions – Ted Stahl, Office of Human Resources
Rising Star Award – Ivan Ramirez, Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

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Published: Mar 5, 2020
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