Bill Rose Memorial Award Recipients

 

2017 Bill Rose Memorial Award RECIPIENT

Camille OliverCamille Oliver
Housing Assignments Manager
University Housing

 Camille is one of the unsung heroes of UAA. She works tirelessly year after year to ensure that the students who live on campus have the best possible experiences and opportunities. She has developed new processes, moving to a paperless contract system, which is easier and more accessible for today's student. She has also overhauled the Housing website to make it more millennial friendly including information incoming students need to know. Camille is compassionate and empathetic, but also knows how to help a student to learn to live and succeed outside of the University environment.

2016 Bill Rose Memorial Award Recipient

Ryan McCarthyRyan McCarthy
Head UAA Women's Basketball Coach
Athletics

 

Ryan McCarthy, Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Athletics – Ryan started at UAA August 2012.  He is one of the most talented coaches in the NCAA.  Ryan has led our Women's Basketball team to No. 1 in the national rankings for two consecutive years.  He finished the 2015-16 season with an impressive 38-3 overall record, and was named the WBCA’s NCAA DII West Region Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season.  Ryan has a very strong commitment to his student-athletes’ success both on the court and in the classroom; he makes earning a college degree an expectation and a requirement.  He also possesses an outstanding work ethic and great leadership skills. Thank you for your hard work!

2015 Bill Rose Memorial Award Recipient

Roxanne Swallows

Roxanne Swallows
Fiscal Manager
Athletics

As expressed by one of her colleagues, "I don't know what we would do without Roxanne in her position, and I certainly don't want to find out." Roxanne Swallows, the fiscal manager of the athletics department, has been with UAA for over 25 years. With her pure talent, she has been able to keep the athletics budgets untangled for years on end. Each budget has grown even more complex than the one before it, but that hasn't stopped Roxanne from doing her work in an incredibly timely and accurate manner. In addition, she oversees the procurement and travel functions for Athletics, works closely with various partners including Sullivan Arena & Global Spectrum, and provides unmatched quality customer service for all. Thank you, Roxanne, for your impeccable professionalism, commitment, and dedication!

2014 Bill Rose Memorial Award Recipient

Felipe Castro

Felipe Castro 
Building Maintenance Supervisor
Facilities & Campus Services

Felipe is a long time Facilities employee and in those years has managed to work his way up from custodian to painter to Building Maintenance Supervisor. He is a very hands on supervisor and isn't afraid to get them a little dirty to help his staff get things done. He and the lock shop have started with electronic key system implementation, and with his UAA degree in computer systems, he is a huge asset to the electronic key process. Felipe has also served as a union official and as UAA's Management Representative to the last two union agreement negotiations. He is a trusted adviser and collaborator, and a great asset to the entire Facilities team. Congratulations, Felipe!

2013 Bill Rose Memorial Award Recipient

Kathy Ivie

Kathy Ivie 
Payroll Coordinator
Human Resource Services

Kathy served as a Payroll Coordinator for over 10 years and during this time has exhibited exceptional commitment to getting the job done well and on time. Payroll is extremely vital to UAA as a whole and Kathy has always gone beyond her job to help and assist people with a smile, positive attitude and her characteristic quick wit. She has often skipped campus-wide and Administrative Services-wide events to get payroll entered and submitted on time. Kathy's honesty, integrity, hard work and respectful attitude makes her one of a kind for UAA. Congratulations Kathy!

2012 Bill Rose Memorial Award Recipient

Connie Jolin

Connie Jolin 
Fiscal Technician
Facilities & Campus Services

Connie has been a UAA employee since 1981, and has been a member of the Facilities and Campus Services team since the late 1980's! Her 30 years of experience are an excellent resource to draw upon during critical situations such as year end, or in the day to day routine things like filling in at Dispatch. Her knowledge of the campus departments, people and procedures has
averted many unpleasant circumstances. Connie is willing and capable of stepping into almost every administrative role within Facilities Maintenance and Operations- she always goes the extra mile. Congratulations Connie!

2011 Bill Rose Memorial Award Recipient

Susie Morrison

Susie Morrison 
Associate Director of Work Management
Facilities & Campus Services

Susie has been an employee at UAA since 1976- 35 years! She is a dedicated member of the Facilities and Campus Services team who never hesitates to take on or help with any task, whether it is regarding a squirrel loose in the library or assuming greater responsibility when an employee retires. Susie demonstrates strong leadership qualities and inspires others to do their best through her example. Congratulations Susie!

2011 Bill Rose Memorial Award Recipient

Michael Friess

Michael Friess
Head Cross Country and Track and Field Coach
Athletics

Michael Friess is one of the nation's most respected Cross Country and Track and Field coaches. He claimed both the Cross Country men and women's GNAC Coach of the Year and the West Region Coach of the Year awards, and the accomplishments of the 2010 Cross Country team and the 2011 Track and Field team are unprecedented at UAA. Coach Friess is also recognized for the strong commitment he demonstrates to ensure the success of his athletes both on and off the field. Congratulations Coach Friess!

2010 Bill Rose Memorial Award Recipient

 Pat Leary

Pat Leary
Landscaping Horticulture Supervisor
Facilities & Campus Services

Pat Leary has been employed at UAA since 1984. She is a phenomenal leader of the landscaping department and has worked diligently on UAA's application to the Arbor Day Foundation for the Tree Campus USA designation. UAA was recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation in the Chronicle of Higher Education as well as by the State of Alaska on Arbor Day for the overwhelming diversity of trees growing on campus. Both recognitions are a direct result of Pat's investment and commitment to improving the greenery on the UAA campus. Congratulations Pat!

2010 Bill Rose Memorial Award Recipient

Chris Green

Chris Green
Head Women's Volleyball Coach
Athletics

Chris Green has been an exceptional employee since day one at UAA. In just two seasons as the Head Women's Volleyball Coach, Coach Green has led the Seawolves to one of the most remarkable turnarounds in collegiate volleyball, culminating with the program's first-ever GNAC title and NCAA Tournament win last year. His current record overall is 38-22 after taking over a program that was 17-58 in the preceding three seasons. Congratulations Coach Green!

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