2023 Citations of Excellence and Scholarship Recipients

Staff Assembly recognizes the 2023 Citations of Excellence and Scholarship recipients.

Staff Assembly’s annual Citations for Excellence awards program provides recognition for individual staff and staff teams. Thanks to generous support from the Office of the Chancellor, Staff Assembly awarded more than $17,000 to staff members. Three faculty were also recognized. 

Innovation Award

  • Faye Perata, Director, Residential Operations, Student Housing and Dining Services

Mentorship Award

  • Mike Waid, Technical Lead, IET

Service Award

  • Grace Dell'Olio, Administrative Assistant, Animal Sciences

Supervision Award

  • Meshell Louderman, Chief Administration Officer, Engineering Computer Science

Teaching Award

  • Joseph Pacini, Curriculum Coordinator, Veterinary Medicine: Dean's Office

Faculty & Staff Partnership Award

Graduate Mentoring Initiative

  • Elizabeth Sturdy, Director of Mentoring and Academic Success Initiatives, Graduate Studies
  • Pamela Lein, Professor, Molecular Biosciences
  • Ambar Kulkarni, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

The Bee Team

  • Wendy Mather, Co-Program Manager, Department of Entomology and Nematology
  • Elina Niño, Program Director, Department of Entomology and Nematology

Team Award

Orientation team

  • Catrina Wagner, Director, New Student Academic Services
  • Mia Terrell, Orientation Business Manager, New Student Academic Services
  • Amy Oleynik, Lead Orientation Program Coordinator, New Student Academic Services
  • Joseph Villegas, Orientation Program Coordinator, New Student Academic Services
  • Jessica Acuña, Orientation Program Coordinator, New Student Academic Services
  • Gabe Bellue, Orientation Administrative Assistant, New Student Academic Services
  • Lian Boos, Director, Center for Student Involvement

Scholarships

Staff and staff dependents were awarded more than $20,000 in scholarships.

Larry Vanderhoef Staff Scholarship & UC Davis Retiree’s Association Career Enhancement Award

  • Rachel Henry, Trainer, Employee & Labor Relations COE

Latinx Staff & Faculty Association Scholarship (UC Davis)

  • Anthony Alvarez, Emergency Trauma Tech, Emergency Medicine
  • Amanda Marie Lopez, Clinical research Coordinator, MED: Physical Medicine & Rehab

Latinx Staff & Faculty Association Scholarship (UC Davis Health) and UC Davis Health DiversABILITY Scholarship

  • Marissa Hernandez, Supervisor, D-3 University Birthing Center

UC Davis Staff Assembly Scholarships

  • Ashley Carr, Chief Administrative Officer, VM: Anatomy, Physiology, and Cell Biology
  • Kristina Hanna, Project Analyst, Academic Affairs
  • Aaron Inserra, Animal Health Technician, UC Veterinary Medical Center-San Diego
  • Lauren Issvoran, Clinical Student Affairs Coordinator, VETERINARY MEDICAL TEACHING HOSPITAL
  • Saeed Roughani, EEG Technician, UCDHS: EEG Laboratory
  • Carmen Soriano, Learning and Development Analyst, Staff Dev & Prof Svcs
  • Michelle Younger, HR Analyst, Human Resources
  • Lauren Wong, Academic Advisor, College of Letters and Science

UC Davis Health Staff Assembly Scholarships

  • Janell Conner, Project Policy Analyst, UCDHS: Patient Experience
  • Dominque Eagen, Medical Assistant, UCDHS: Sports Medicine
  • Heather Parish, Business Services Assistant, Social Sciences Orange Cluster Administration
  • Sheemal Prasad, Parking Assistant, Parking Operations
  • Kao Saetern, EEG Technician, Anesthesiology
  • Amritpal Saini, Technician, IET Enterprise Infrastructure Services
  • Peter Tran, EEG Technician, UCDHS: EEG Laboratory

UC Davis Health DiversABILITY Scholarship

  • Jacelyn Lang, Research Associate, Medicine & Epid: VM

UC Davis Health African American Faculty & Staff Association Scholarship

  • Eva Lee, Diversity and Recruitment Coordinator, OFFICE OF STUDENT AND RESIDENT DIVERSITY

UC Davis Health PRIDE Scholarship

  • Kristyn Keylon, Academic Advisor, MED:Public Health Sciences
  • Alfredo Lopez, Clinical Research Coordinator, MED:Pediatrics
  • Sara Stewart, Administrative Officer, Public Health Sciences

UC Davis Health PRIDE Scholarship and Latinx Staff & Faculty Association Scholarship (UC Davis Health)

  • Guadalupe Castro, HR Analyst, Student Affairs Divisional Resources

Kathleen Moore Endowment Scholarship

  • Francisco Carrillo Robles, Buyer & Administrative Support, Supply Chain Management

Margene E. Orzalli Endowment Scholarship

  • Alexandra Gori, Health Educator, MED:Cancer Center

UC Davis Retiree’s Association Career Enhancement Award

  • Rachel Rivas, Project Policy Analyst, UCDHS: Cancer Center Admin

UC Davis Retiree’s Association Career Enhancement Award and Latinx Staff & Faculty Association Scholarship (UC Davis Health)

  • Briana Luna, Hospital Lab Technician, Comp Path Lab: VM

Staff Dependent Scholarships

  • Elisa Alderete  - Freshman, Parent/Guardian: Nancy Alderete, Assistant Director of Chicanx/Latinx Recruitment, Undergraduate Admissions
  • Michael Taylor - Junior, Parent/Guardian: David Taylor, Senior Tech Support Analyst, Administrative Innovation and Technology

 

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