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2009 Staff Performance Award Winners Announced

Earlier this month, 127 staff members were honored for their hard work and dedication to the university as part of the 21st annual Staff Performance Awards. This year’s awards and recipients are:

Customer Focus

  • Justis Tuia, administrative assistant, Human Resources and Child Development Center
  • Colin Lambert, manager, Career Center Information Technology


Dialogue Development Group on Diversity

  • Elli Nagai-Rothe, administrative assistant, Center for Global Peace
  • Rebecca Davis, program coordinator, Center for Global Peace


Public Safety Intranet Green Initiative Group

  • Gregory Solomon, coordinator, Public Safety administration
  • Myle Luong, senior applications developer

Service to the AU Community

  • Carl Cook, academic counselor, SPA
  • Kevin Mason, police staff duty officer, Public Safety


  • Gamze Zeytinci, assistant dean, budget and administrative services, SPA
Alternative Spring Break Group
  • Shoshanna Sumka, coordinator, global and community based learning, Community Service Center
  • Kristina Thompson, international student advisor, International Student and Scholar Services
  • Christine Nichols, international student advisor, International Student and Scholar Services
  • Joseph Eldridge, University Chaplain, Kay Spiritual Life Center
  • Christine Gettings, assistant director, Kay Spiritual Life Center

Online Refund Group

  • Samuel George, staff accountant, Student Accounts
  • Darrell Cook, associate director, Student Accounts
  • Latricia Fleetwood, senior financial applications specialist, OIT Enterprise Systems
  • Stephen Banea, quality assurance analyst, Student Accounts
  • Elizabeth McGuinness, senior business applications specialist, OIT, Enterprise Systems
  • Sherri Mikols, associate director of financial aid, Financial Aid

Special Recognition—Service to the AU Community

One hundred and seven staff members who were part of the Web development group were honored for their work on the Web redesign project.