Outstanding Staff Award

Irena Polić was the 2016-2017 UC Santa Cruz Outstanding Staff Award recipient. Polić is the managing director of UC Santa Cruz’s Institute for Humanities Research. Polić, a staunch advocate of the humanities, said, “Humanities are not a luxury. Humanities are our life. They show us who we are and where we come from.” Chancellor Blumenthal presented Polić with the Outstanding Staff Award at the May 25, 2017 Staff Appreciation Picnic.

Established by the Alumni Association in 1995, the Outstanding Staff Award is presented annually to a staff member to recognize sustained, distinguished service by staff to student life, the growth and improvement of UCSC's programs, and the preservation of UCSC's unique intellectual and physical environment. The award is presented each year during the annual Staff Appreciation Picnic.

Click here to submit a nomination for the 2017-2018 Outstanding Staff recipient.

Recipients

2016-2017

Irena Polić, Managing Director, The Humanities Institute


2015-2016

Jan Cloud, Assistant Dean, Arts Division


2014-2015

Wendy Baxter, Director of Academic and CoCurricular Programs


2013-2014

Margie Claxton, Associate Registrar, Office of the Registrar


2012-2013

Elaine Kihara, Academic Preceptor, Oakes College


2011-2012

Anne Callahan, Academic Human Resources Manager, Humanities Division


2010-2011

Michael McCawley, Associate Director, Admissions Program


2009-2010

Tanya Honig, Manager, Department of Linguistics


2008-2009

Rosie Cabrera, Director of El Centro, UCSC's Chicano/Latino student resource center


2007-2008

Bob Hastings, Director of Current Students Services, Division of Graduate Studies


2006-2007

Lynne Wolcott, Academic Adviser at Cowell, 1981-2006; Since 2006, campus Coordinator for Academic Advising


2005-2006

Corinne Miller, Director, Services to Transfer and Re-Entry Students (STARS)


2004-2005

Cheryl Perazzo, Scholarships Advisor, Financial Aid Office


2003-2004

Carol Douglas-Hammer, Assistant Director for University Housing Services


2002-2003

Joseph Weiss, Technical Production director and Operations Manager for the Theater Arts Department


2001-2002

Betsy Wootten, Faculty Services Supervisor, Kresge College


2000-2001

David Kirk, Media Specialist, McHenry Library


1999-2000

Nicolette Czarrunchick (Kresge '93, Women's Studies), Manager, Women's Studies Department


1998-1999

Pam Lawson, Manager, Literature Department


1997-1998

Angie Christmann, College Programs Coordinator, Cowell College


1996-1997

Brenda Brown, Academic Advisor, Crown College


1995-1996

Susan F. Curtis, Administrative Manager, Board of Studies in Sociology