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American University Staff Award Winners 2021

The Staff Awards program is designed to recognize outstanding performance by staff at the university. Seth Grossman, Chief of Staff, Beth Muha, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, and Katherine Simpson, Sr. Director of Talent Strategies, announced the award winners at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Andrew Toczydlowski, Chair of Staff Council, shares a recognition initiative that can be used all year to recognize staff.

Congratulations to all of our 2021 winners and nominees. Thank you for all you do for American University!

Maria Bueno Lifetime Achievement Award
Elma Gates, Washington College of Law

Collaboration Award
Lisa Freeman and Chris Silva, Housing & Residence Life

Customer Support Award
AU Abroad Team: Sara Dumont, Mark Hayes, Awilda Marquez, Brita Doyle, Ethan Merritt, Alison Nagy, Courtney Pollack, Kelly Jo Bahry, Matthew Stifter, Emma Bozek-Jarvis, Tania Lucero, Sarah Harlow, and Jerome Sheridan

Faculty & Staff Collaboration Award
CAS Psychology Graduate Admissions Committee: Ann Parambil, Brian Yates, Elmer Yglesias, Gretchen Anderson, Jonathan Harper, Kathleen Gunthert

Inclusive Excellence Award
AUx2 Committee: Sarah Jones, Izzi Stern, Steven Crudele, Juliana Martinez, Ashley Roccamo, Luis Alvarado, Roshan Abraham, Caroline Hausmann, Shaina Spann, Darien Smith, Aja and Simpson Zulfiqar

Innovation & Change Award
Key Executive Leadership Program Team: Haneen Aljuhani, Kelsey Boyd, Anna Cook, Eniko Csikos, Nikki Dean, Brianne Dorsey, Subhiya Idilbi, Lam-Anh Le, Dawn McAvoy, Bonnie Norris, Richelle Plater, George Reese, and Jennifer Tether

President's COVID-19 Response
Continuity Partners Team: Elizabeth Adams, Marissa Romero, Kesha Casimir, Jennifer Scott, Katherine Simpson, Shelly D’Amico, Matthew Schwartz, Michelle Frederick, and Jacqueline Garcia

2021 Staff Award Winners


It's time! We're excited to announce the 2021 Staff Award winners during Staff Appreciation Week. Stay tuned for a special recognition program you can use all year.