Previous Winners

Congratulations to all the previous Student Affairs Award winners!

Student Affairs Campus Partner Award

The Campus Partner Award recognizes an outstanding (1) faculty and (2) staff member or department, outside of Student Affairs, who has made significant contributions to student development and learning as demonstrated through collaboration, involvement and partnership(s) with Student Affairs. The recipient enhances the mission of Student Affairs and goes beyond occupational requirements – through guidance, mentorship, advocacy and/or advising; promoting leadership, personal responsibility and self-governance; and,  fostering an environment of inclusivity and appreciation for all – to enhance students’ experiences at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Previous Student Affairs Campus Partner Award Recipients

  • 2021-22: Graduate School Diversity and Student Success Group
  • 2020-21: Carolina Dining and Aramark – Desmond Scott, Kelli Wood, Bruce Eckmeder, and Scott Myers
  • 2019-20: Office of Waster Reduction and Recycling
  • 2018-19: Maria Erb
  • 2017-18: Christopher Faison
  • 2016-17: Dr. Gloria Thomas, Carolina Women’s Center
  • 2015-16: Cassidy Johnson, Carolina Women's Center
  • 2014-15: Belinda Locke
  • 2013-14: Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

Student Affairs Campus Collaborator Award

The Student Affairs Collaborator Award recognizes a staff member, department, or group within Student Affairs that has successfully partnered with colleagues inside and/or outside Student Affairs to design and implement new or enhance existing programs, activities, and/or services that enrich the Carolina student experience, further student learning, advance inclusion and accessibility, and/or optimize campus resources.

Previous Student Affairs Campus Collaborator Award Recipients

  • 2021-22: Tori Hooker, Campus Rec
  • 2020-21: Stephenie McIntyre and Sarah Levine
  • 2019-20: Shahnaz Khawja
  • 2018-19: Accommodations and Modifications Committee – Thevy Chai, Hoi Ning Ngai, Kathryn Sorensen, Debbie Ingersoll, Melissa Saunders, Charletta Sims Evans, Sarah Naylor, Kristen Rademacher, Lara Gerrard, Steven Wiley, Kelli Wood, Katherine Moore
  • 2017-18: Campus Health Eating Disorder Team – Annie Penrose, Lydia Miller, Tom Brickner, Alyssa Fredricks, Katie Gaglione, Kelsee Gomes, Rachel Manor
  • 2016-17: LDOC HeelFest Planning Committee – Caress Roach (Co-chair), Charla Blumell (Co-chair), Liz Walz, Kyle Harmon, Brian Lackman, Zach Durham, Austin Gold, Amy Holway, Travis Broadhurst, Maelin Harris, Shanoya Conner, Lakethia “Keke” Jefferies, April Callis, Emily Hooks, Rachel Tates, Cherie Michaud, Jaci Fields, and Gelly Arnold
  • 2015-16: Student Affairs Professional Development Committee – Emily Gaspar(Chair), Jess Evans, Jacquie Gist, Reggie Hinton, Brittany O'Malley, Aisha Pridgen, Megan Van Heiden, and Kate Kryder
  • 2014-15: Angel Collie
  • 2013-14: Brian Papajcik

Awards of Distinction in Student Affairs

This award recognizes up to four individuals in Student Affairs each year.  Nominations are strongly encouraged across the various employee classifications (i.e., EHRA, SHRA, or graduate students).  The Awards of Distinction recognizes outstanding contributions by Student Affairs staff members on behalf of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the UNC-CH Student Affairs organization. 

Previous Awards of Distinction in Student Affairs Recipients

  • 2021-22: Shahnaz Khawaja, Student Wellness; Keyanie Davis, SA Human Resources; Ying Yu, Campus Rec; Amy Sauls, Campus Health
  • 2020-21: Ashley Gray, Chris Williams, Jakelin “Jaki” Bonilla, and Rebecca Cheng
  • 2019-20: Stephenie McIntyre; Joe Singer, Ché Wells, and Ali Ramirez
  • 2018-19: Suzie Baker, Sarah Smith, Anna Lock, and Mariel Eaves
  • 2017-18: Amy Leach - CAPS; Charles Streeter - SAIT; Steven Wiley – Carolina Housing; Tamara Taylor - University Career Service
  • 2016-17: Dr. Myrlin Murphy – CAPS; José Cedillos – Carolina Union; Krista Prince – Carolina Housing; Womxn of Worth Initiative (Erica Wallace, Angelica Matos, Theresa McKire, Carla Rodriguez, Clare Counihan, Shelly Gist, Devetta Holman, Dawna Jones, Kate Kryder, Maria Erb, Ada Wilson, Gloria Thomas, and Bettina Shuford)
  • 2015-16: Christy Dunston – University Career Services; Crystal King – Carolina Union
  • 2014-15: Debbie Bousquet and Doris Martin
  • 2013-14: Lauren Mangili, Maureen Windle, Aviv Sheetrit, and Adrianne Gibilisco

Student Affairs Diversity Award

The Student Affairs Diversity Award recognizes a staff member, department, or group within Student Affairs who has demonstrated a commitment to diversity and inclusion within their department, Student Affairs, the University community.  The recipient should be someone who has advocated for the inclusion of underrepresented groups, promotes social justice, and cultivates a respectful environment for students, staff, and faculty.

Previous Student Affairs Diversity Award Recipients

  • 2021-22: Lee Roberts – Carolina Union; Nina James –Campus Health
  • 2020-21: Bobby Kunstman and Roderick Lewis
  • 2019-20: Not awarded
  • 2018-19: Dawna Jones
  • 2017-18: Campus Health Transgender Healthcare Taskforce – Dr. Anne Stephens, Dr. Thevy Chai, Margaux Simon, Rachel Selinger, Carol Kozel, Michelle Camarena, Avery Cook, Kyle Alexander
  • 2016-17: Tyris Gillis – Carolina Housing
  • 2015-16: Hazael Andrew and Justin Inscoe,  Housing and Residential Education
  • 2014-15: Tunnel of Oppression, Housing and Residential Education – Sarah Rowe, Keith Jones, Angel Collie, Monica Boswell
  • 2013-14: Aliana Harrison

Student Affairs Assessment Award

The Student Affairs Assessment Award recognizes a Student Affairs’ staff member or department that has gone above and beyond in advancing assessment initiatives within a department and/or across Student Affairs.

Previous Student Affairs Assessment Award recipients

  • 2021-22: Not awarded
  • 2020-21: Student Wellness
  • 2019-20: Nadia Korobova
  • 2018-19: New Student and Family Programs
  • 2017-18: Carol Kozel
  • 2016-17: Carolina Housing – Hazael Andrew, Lakethia Jeffries, and Ciji Heiser
  • 2015-16: Campus Recreation Assessment & Student Development Joint Committee – Tori Hooker, Lauren Mangili, Liz Walz, Dave Yeargan, Jason Halsey, Reggie Hinton, and Justin Ford
  • 2014-15: Department of Housing and Residential Education Assessment Committee – Ciji Heiser, Josh Ferrari, Jack Vitaliz, Sarah Rowe, Krista Prince, Debbi Bousquet
  • 2013-14: Ciji Heiser

Excellence in Action Award

The Excellence in Action Award recognizes a Student Affairs staff member or department who has gone above and beyond in advancing the Excellence in Action initiative within a department and/or across Student Affairs. Nominations should be based on the following criteria:
Implemented or supported an initiative and/or activity that promoted Excellence in Action within a department, Student Affairs and beyond

Previous Excellence in Action Award Recipients

  • 2021-22: Not awarded
  • 2020-21: Retired
  • 2019-20: "Coop" Roberts-Cooper
  • 2018-19: University Career Services
  • 2017-18: Lee Roberts
  • 2016-17: Not awarded
  • 2015-16: Excellence in Action Involvement Fair Planning Committee – Amy Gauthier (Chair), Laura Ketola, Hazael Andrew, Megan Johnson, and Kate Kryder
  • 2014-15: Not awarded
  • 2013-14: Office of the Dean of Students

Fresh Impact Award

The Fresh Impact Award recognizes a staff member who joined UNC Student Affairs within the past 1 to 3 years and has positively influenced the department with new ideas and perspectives. Nominations should be based on the following criteria.

Previous Fresh Impact Award Recipients

  • 2021-22: Victoria Boykin – Carolina Union
  • 2020-21: Jordin Lewis-Martinez – Student Conduct 

Leadership Award

The Leadership Award recognizes a non-SALT individual nominated by a group of staff who have been positively impacted by their Manager/Supervisor. Nominations should be based on the following criteria.

Previous Leadership Award Recipients

  • 2021-22: Jason Halsey, Campus Rec
  • 2020-21: Kyle Tamminga, MD
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