Photo feature: 2015 Campus Awards Ceremony

Outstanding faculty, staff and students were recognized at the 2015 Campus Awards Ceremony April 29 in Berger Hall.

A list of the awards and honorees and photos from the event follows:

  • Student Employee of the Year Award: Elizabeth Ritz, student assistant and tutor, Center for Excellence in Languages and Social Sciences
  • Student Achievement Award: Matthew Prichard, senior, Mechanical Engineering
  • Student Achievement Award: Dylan Shuster, senior, Biochemistry
  • Campus Sustainability Award: Kraemer Family Library
  • Chancellor’s Award: Eric Olson, professor, College of Business, and director, Sport Management Program
  • Surprise Chancellor’s Award: Tom Napierkowski, professor, Department of English
  • Outstanding Staff Award: Benek Altayli, director, University Counseling Center
  • Faculty Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity & Inclusiveness: Christopher Bell, assistant professor, Communication Department
  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Research: Catherine Kaukinen, assistant professor, School of Public Affairs
  • Outstanding Instructor Award: Suzanne Cook, senior instructor, Department of Languages and Cultures
  • Ron Wisner Human Spirit and Leadership Award: Mae Rohrbach, sophomore, Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Thomas F. McLaughlin Award: James Roberts, senior, Finance
  • Thomas F. McLaughlin Award: Hannah Levett, senior, Sports Management
  • Outstanding Teacher Award: Sonja Braun-Sand, assistant professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
  • SGA Student’s Choice for Educator of the Year: Sabine Allenspach, instructor, Biology Department
  • Faculty Assembly Award: Suzanne Byerley, associate professor, Kraemer Family Library
  • Staff Council Service Excellence Award: Ralph Giese, director, Residence Life and Housing
  • Thomas Jefferson Award: Robert von Dassanowsky, professor, professor, Department of Languages and Cultures and Department of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Chase Faculty Community Service Award: Andrea Herrera, professor, Women’s and Ethnic Studies Program
Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak recognizes retiring faculty and staff members 2014 Campus Awards Ceremony
Campus awards
The event featured refreshments and cake
Elizabeth Ritz accepts the Student Employee of the Year award
UCCS Athletic Director Steve Kirkham presents the Thomas F. McLaughlin Award to James Roberts and Hannah Levett
Catherine Kaukinen accepts the Faculty Award for Excellence in Research from Kelli Klebe
Kee Warner presents Chris Bell with the Faculty Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity and Inclusiveness
Suzanne Cook accepts the Outstanding Instructor Award from Mary Coussons-Read
Sabine Allenspach accepts the SGA Student’s Choice for Educator of the Year award from Desiree Jackson, SGA Election Commissioner
Suzanne Byerley reiceved the Faculty Assembly Service Award, and the coveted prize of a free parking spot of her choice for a year
Chancellor Shockley-Zalabak presents the Chancellor’s Award to Eric Olson
Chancellor Shockley-Zalabak presents the Chancellor’s Award to Eric Olson
Sonja Braun-Sand poses with her daughter and David Anderson , chair, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department after receiving Outstanding Teacher Award
Tom Napierkowski after receiving a surprised award for excellence from Chancellor Shockley-Zalabak
Members of the Kraemer Family Library took the stage to receive the Campus Sustainability Award
Mae Rohrbach accepts the Ron Wisner Human Spirit and Leadership Award from Jane Wisner, and Mark Wisner
Matthew Prichard (left) and Dylan Shuster (right) were received the UCCS Student Achievement Awards
Dylan Shuster accept the Student Achievement Award from Homer Wesley


— Photos by Philip Denman and Tom Kimmell

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