Staff Awards

Chancellor's Cornerstone Award

The Chancellor's Cornerstone Award recognizes University of Alaska Fairbanks staff for sustained outstanding contributions toward accomplishing and enhancing the UAF mission and strategic plan. 

The nomination deadline for the 2024 award is March 1, 2024.

For more information, visit the Chancellor's website.

2023 - 

Felicia Burud, Alumni Relations Manager, Alumni relations

Tracy Coon, Site Manager / Lead Electrical Engineer, HAARP 

Lisa Yancey, Academic and Administrative Affairs Manager, CRCD

Casey Stagno, CT3 Equipment Operator, Facilities Services

Mimi Lesniak - 2022

Michael Abels - 2021

Jane Groseclose - 2020

Sandra Long - 2019

Sandra Boatwright - 2018

Todd Paris - 2016

Deb Fristoe - 2015

Angela Linn - 2015

Stacey Glaser - 2014

Cathy Morgan - 2013

Ron Dupee - 2012

Scarlett Hopkins - 2011

Staff Make Students Count Award

The nomination deadline is Monday, March 18, 2024.

For more information, visit the UA Statewide Governance website.

View the past winners on the System Governance website.

Outstanding Staff Council Achievement Award

Nomination Updates
The 2023 Outstanding Staff Council Achievement Award nomination period is now closed.
Nomination Form
All UAF Staff Council Representatives and other participants involved with UAF Staff Council committees are eligible for recognition.
 Official award information
Includes Original Motion, Chancellor's Approval, Award Objective, Eligibility, Implementation and Officer Responsibilities.
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The Outstanding Staff Council Achievement Award annually recognizes UAF Staff Council representatives and other staff governance participants for significant contributions towards Staff Council's mission made during the closing academic year.

Nominations are accepted each spring. A link to the online nomination form will be posted here during the time that nominations are being accepted. Contact the Governance Office for more details at 907-474-7964.

You must be a current UAF Staff Council President, Vice President, or Representative in order to submit an nomination.

The Staff Council President and Vice President are NOT eligible for this award. Nominations submitted for the President or Vice President will be discarded.

2023 - Michael Szidloski

2022 - Raina Collins 

2021 - Juella Sparks

2020 - Kyle Campbell

2019 - Derek Bastille

2018 - Quineshia Peterson

2017 - Chris Brooks

2016 - Trish Winners

2015 - Jeff Baxter

2014 Robin Weinant

2013 - Brad Krick

2012 - Walker Wheeler

2011 - Juella Sparks

2010 - Ashley Munro

2009 - Brad Havel

2008 - Holly Royce

2007 - Jackie Alleyne-McCants

2007 - Katrina Paul

2006 - Leah Swasey

2006 - Pam Twitchell

2005 - Barbara Oleson

2005 - Gary Newman

2004 - Liam Forbes

2004 - Angela Linn