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Staff Recognition

Staff Recognition Day 2020 Award Nominees & Winners

We are pleased to announce the nominees and winners for this year's Staff Recognition Day. Although we could not celebrate these individuals in person, we strongly encourage others to send a congratulatory message to those who are listed below. UW would not be the same without their hard work and dedication!


 All-Star team Award:

  • Team 1: Sara Morris, Molli Paulson, Casey Wood

  • Team 2: Ali Miller, Sara Morris, Molli Paulson, John Porter, Casey Wood

  • Team 3: Ali Miller, Sara Morris, Molli Paulson, Casey Wood

  • Team 4: Victoria Carper, Levi Moore, Alexis Ontiveroz

  • Team 5: Sara Muhsman, Janet Renneisen, Evelyn Vigil

WINNER: Team 1 - Sara Morris, Molli Paulson, Casey Wood

Custodian of the Year:

  • Jim Byrnes

  • Rachel Flores

  • Johnny Johnston

  • Jim Lafleiche

  • Mary Mesa

  • Mary Nottage

  • Janae Sinner

  • Gladys Vigil

  • Aaron Wolfinbarger

WINNER: Rachel Flores

E.G. Meyer Family Award:

  • Colleen Bourque

  • Mona Gupton

  • Paula Weems

WINNERS: Colleen Bourque, Mona Gupton

Employee of the Year:

  • First Quarter – Milton Ontiveroz

  • Second Quarter – Cheryl Hamilton

  • Third Quarter – Lori Gonzales

  • Fourth Quarter – Kristin Lewis

WINNER: Kristin Lewis

Pete Simpson Golden Gloves Award:

  • David Keto

  • Jennifer McKenna

WINNER: Jennifer McKenna

True Grit Award:

  • Cathy Gorbett

  • Leslie Montoya

WINNERS: Cathy Gorbett, Leslie Montoya

Jodi K. Humphrey Award:

  • Alison Scovil

WINNER: Alison Scovil

Off-Campus Award:

  • Michael Albrecht

  • Joann Dorsey

  • Elias Hutchison

  • Angela Reddick

  • Amy Schmidt

WINNERS: Amy Schmidt, Michael Albrecht

Skilled Trades Award:

  • Greg Boggess

  • Sean Davis

  • Gary Gaulke

  • Brad Gill

  • Joseph Hiller

  • Seth Hoos

  • Scott Schneidervin

  • Jauque Schuman

  • Curtis Wasinger

WINNER: Jauque Schuman

Supervisor of the Year Award:

  • Aaron Lozano

  • Brant Schumaker 

WINNER: Aaron Lozano

Unsung Hero Award:

  • Karagh Brummond

  • Rae Ann Martinez

  • Todd Mendick

  • Alexis Ontiveroz

  • Leonard Pisano

  • Steve Scott

  • Gladys Vigil

  • Sarah Vilardo

  • Mindy Zwieg

WINNERS: Karagh Brummond, Todd Mendick, Alexis Ontiveroz, Leonard Pisano


Due to logistical challenges, this year's Staff Recognition Day event was canceled. Distribution of Years of Service gifts and door prizes will be coordinated at a later date. If you have any questions or concerns, contact your Senator or send a message to Thank you for your patience and we’ll be back live and in-person for Staff Recognition Day in 2021!

Employee of the Quarter

Staff Senate coordinates the Employee of the Quarter program. Read more about the award or nominate an employee.

Staff Recognition Day

Staff Recognition Day is an annual event honoring the hard-working staff of the University of Wyoming. It provides an opportunity to show all staff members how much they are appreciated for everything they do to keep the main UW campus, and the facilities throughout the State of Wyoming, functioning and providing a top-notch educational experience to thousands of students.

This event typically features:

We are proud of the quality of work being done by UW staff members. We encourage both supervisors and colleagues to take a moment and nominate a deserving staff member today! 

For more information, see our Staff Awards page, which identifies each award, the open nomination period for each award, and links to online nomination forms.

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