Hosted in person for the first time since 2019, the UCCS community celebrated faculty, staff, students and alumni in the annual Campus Awards Ceremony, held on Apr. 19 in Berger Hall.
“We’ve had a couple of extraordinary years together as we navigated through the pandemic,” said Venkat Reddy, Chancellor of UCCS. “I don’t have to remind you of the challenges we faced, or the obstacles we overcame. You were right there, helping the UCCS community to pull together, to make the impossible possible.”
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for everything you have done for UCCS, our students and our community,” Reddy continued. “We could not have done this work without you. Even on the most difficult days, we continued to build on our vision for a bright future together.”
The ceremony honored 12 recipients of campus awards, in addition to 25 faculty and staff who retired in the past year. The award recipients included:
Alumni and Friends Award: Kevin W. O’Neil ’89, CEO of the O’Neil Group Company
Campus Sustainability Award: Suzanne Cook, Senior Instructor of French Languages and Cultures
Faculty Assembly Service Award: Suzanne Cook, Senior Instructor of French Languages and Cultures
Faculty Award for Excellence in Research: Laith Al-Shawaf, Associate Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of Undergraduate Education in Psychology