Employee of the Quarter Award Recipients
University Police Department
Employee of the 4th Quarter FY17
Darrel is a true professional, often performing above and beyond the call of duty to assist students who need help, while keeping up with his regular patrol duties and working follow-up on several cases each year. Darrel has also represented the University Police Department in the annual Guns and Hoses hockey game. He always arrives to work with a positive persona, and is a most valued member of the departmen
Information Technology Services
Employee of the 3rd Quarter FY17
Head Women's Volleyball Coach
Employee of the 2nd Quarter of FY2017
Alaska Anchorage’s Chris Green was named as the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s NCAA Div. II Coach of the Year for 2016. Green led his team to a 34-3 record and an NCAA II Volleyball national runner-up finish. Finishing No. 3 in the nation in the final poll, the Seawolf volleyball team won the NCAA West Regional title and Great Northwest Athletic Conference championship as well. Under Green's leadership, the Seawolves have broken more than a dozen school records in 2016 including most victories, best winning percentage and most consecutive victories (20).One of the most balanced teams in the country, UAA ranks in the top 35 in seven of the NCAA’s eight major statistical categories, along with No. 45 in aces per set. Green – now 193-72 in nine years with the Seawolves – added his award to the GNAC Coach of the Year honor. The Nebraska native has led UAA to the first back-to-back conference titles in the program’s 37 years and its first regional title this season, while posting a combined mark of 80-11 over the last three campaigns. Green has led UAA to a winning record every season and NCAA Tournament appearances in seven of the last eight campaigns. Coach Green, thank you for your dedication and hard work!
Assistant Technology Buyer
Employee of the 1st Quarter FY2017
Isabel is the bookstore's "Jack of all Trades". Designer, tech guru, carpenter, painter and the list goes on... Isabel has been working for the UAA bookstore since she became a student worker in 2008. She started out as a cashier and it was quickly made apparent how valuable of an asset Isabel would become and is now the Assistant Technology Buyer. Isabel has always been willing to help others, whether it be ringing customers up or training co-workers; she has been known to give 101%. Her efforts have been widely appreciated from introducing the electronic "Trade In" at the bookstore's Techzone or by enjoying her Drowsy Wolf logo design at the cafe. Congratulations Isabel, you've earned it.
Employee of the 4th Quarter FY2016
Accounting Services Manager
Employee of the 3rd Quarter FY2016
Charlene Robertson is an outstanding employee, manager, and team player. Her work in Accounting Services has been extremely beneficial to both the University as well as internal staff. She thinks outside of the box, is dependable, and is always willing to help others. Thanks to Charlene our students have better access to financial aid, as well as many other services. We appreciate your service to UAA Charlene, and thank you for all of your hard work!
Server Engineer Team Lead
Employee of the 2nd Quarter FY2016
Senior HR Consultant
Human Resource Services
Gail can always be relied upon for help with many questions, problems, and situations to be remedied in a professional and expedient manner. She often answers emails after hours or on her day off to provide the units she serves needed answers. She helps navigate regulatory compliance issues that govern employee issues and demonstrates an incredible initiative and a strong dedication to representing the University with compliant reliable advice. Personnel issues can be daunting to managers and directors and Gail always listens and acts in the best interest of the University. She leads by example and many people find her enthusiasm and dedication both inspiring and motivating. She is always ready to assist with questions or concerns and works hard to build authentic relationships.
Gail is a motivated person of numerous talents and considerable self-discipline. She is an integral part of the hard working Human Resources team and we are lucky to have such a superb employee at UAA!
UAA's bookstore has become far more than simply a place to buy textbooks, thanks to Penny Kimball. As the Bookstore Director, she utilizes her multitasking and leadership skills to constantly improve the bookstore. Penny is dedicated to listening to the UAA community and making the bookstore an even more integral part of the university. Her work at the bookstore has improved the quality of service for students, staff, and faculty. Her innovative leadership engages her employees and creates a dynamic work environment. We thank Penny for her excellent work and congratulate her accomplishments.
University Police Department
People like University Police Officer, Darrel Redick, are hard to replace. With more than twenty years of experience and a humble personality, Darrel has brought not only just a sense of safety to the university, but also a vast amount of knowledge about daily life, positive health, and success to the students and staff. When it comes to intoxicated students, he exceeds expectations by revisiting them when they're sober and teaching them about the dangers of alcohol abuse. He goes out of his way to educate them about the resources both on campus and within the Anchorage community. It is important for Darrel to make sure that the students are listened to and led down the path of future success and good health. Thank you for all of your hard work and the care you put into making the students and staff feel safe and respected, Darrel!
Since he first started working here in July 2013, Falon Harkins has made significant contributions to the University. Having never coordinated a project with several moving parts, Falon took on the challenge to oversee the installation of a quarter of a million dollar project in which all the pay n park machines on campus were replaced. He rose above and beyond and came up with solutions to overcome product design issues. In addition, he has made improvements to the handheld units for officer use and the parking service app mobile portal. Though Falon is hard at work trying to initiate a pay-by-cell solution to allow drivers to purchase parking time from their cell phones, he still allocates time to volunteer on the UAA CCERT/VIPS team. Thank you for your outstanding work, Falon!
OnBase System Administrator
When push came to shove for the UAA HR department, Jamie Mohr was there to save the day. In need of a way to index multiple documents into OnBase and retrieve documents that were both housed in paper files and the electronic filing system, Jamie Mohr used his innovative thinking skills to come up with a simple solution. As put by one of his colleagues, "He put together a way to connect documents so that even though they were housed separately, a simple double-click would retrieve documents that were submitted to HR at the same time." His solutions were so popular for UAA that it made its way to the UAF campus, too, leading to an immense amount of money and time saved, as well as the need for paper. Congratulations, Jamie! You've earned it!
Facilities & Campus Services
For 25 years, Colin Clausson has provided outstanding service to the electrical department of Facilities Maintenance and Operations. With a range of experiences from electrical systems to fire suppression and automated controls to energy sufficiency, Colin has exemplified what it really means to be dependable and hardworking. When changes took place, he took them head on and embraced the new technology, standing as an example for all the other supervisors to follow. Colin is retiring on October 31st, making this year his final year. He will surely be missed here at UAA, especially for his friendly nature and self-deprecating humor. Congratulations, Colin!
Lead HR Technicians
With all of the challenges that the HR Records and Systems team has faced this past year, Donna Bozeman rose to the occasion and continued to have a positive and upbeat attitude. She will not complain or say that any task is too hard, instead she will be pro-active in finding a solution. Donna was charged with finding a new and more efficient way to do quality audits of data entry into Banner, and took an active role in doing so. She is an incredibly valuable asset to HR and to the University as a whole. Congratulations, Donna!
In this past fiscal year alone, Glenn Thomas has put in 370 hours of maintenance on the pool and the ice rink. He will work often after hours and on weekends if needed to make sure everything is in working order. The Facilities team can count on Glenn whenever they need him to answer dispatch emergencies all over campus, and they know they can trust his knowledge. He is a very dedicated member of their team and always willing to help where needed. Congratulations Glenn, and we all appreciate your hard work!
Audio Visual Services Team Leader
Les consistently demonstrates his stellar project management skills among many others, and exceeds all expectations in every aspect of his job. He has been assigned over sixty-five projects in the past year and with each one he displayed his dedication by staying after hours and going above and beyond with his team leading skills. He has done so without any customer service complaints, and also staying within budget. Thank you for all your hard work, Les!
Assistant Hockey Coach
TJ has continued to go above and beyond in the Athletics Department after a summer of difficulties. His dedication to the hockey team has positively effected both his coworkers and student-athletes. His friendly attitude makes him very easy to work with as he is a hard worker both during the on and off-season. Congratulations and thank you TJ for all of your hard work!
Paul was released from his training at UPD just before the start of the Fall Semester, and has already made an outstanding impression on the University and it's students. His self initiation and positive attitude shine through even after only being on campus for a few months. Congratulations Paul and thank you for being such a great example!