Staff Spirit Award February 2018

February 1, 2018

The University Staff Senate Recognition and Excellence Committee has picked the winner of the STAFF SPIRIT AWARD for FEBRUARY:
Erin Maguire

Q&A With Erin:

How long have you worked at the University?
15 years
What is your title?
Athletics Operations Manager
What do you like best about your job?
Working with my co-workers
What do you like to do for fun?
Camping during the summertime


Other “Spirited” nominees this month were:

Susan Shimsky, Facilities Operations
Eileen Notarianni, Human Resources
Charles Brown, Facilities Operations
Mehmed Okic, Facilities Operations
Creola Swanigan, Facilities Operations
John Gilgallon, Facilities Operations
James Savero, Facilities Operations
JoAnn Stavisky, Facilities Operations
Julia Leighow, Residence Life
Donald Bergmann, University Police
Lucy Grissinger, Office of Registrar & Academic Services
Frank Gilmartin, Center for Career Development
Sarah Connelly, Residence Life
Laura Richards, Marketing Communications
Karen Marx, KSOM Advising Center
Michael Ritterbeck, Center for Student Engagement
Joseph Anticoli, Facilities Operations
Lisa Cornell, Office of Registrar & Academic Services
Ann Keeler, Counseling and Human Services
Melissa Afshari, Graduate Admissions
Don McCall, IT Services

 Erin will receive a certificate for $50 worth of complimentary food at our fabulous University food service outlets. Each monthly winner is also invited to the Senate Recognition luncheon in May to receive a certificate of appreciation. We congratulate our “winner” and all the other nominees for being recognized as “Spirited” employees.

We hope you will join the Staff Senate in recognizing and nominating employees in the future and share our excitement for giving individuals the opportunity to be acknowledged for their outstanding efforts on behalf of our campus community.

The nominations must be submitted by the 26th of the month for the next drawing to pick a winner.

You can use this link to obtain a nomination card.

The card may be completed online and forwarded to Mary Ellen Pichiarello ( You may also print it out and send via mail to Mary Ellen in LSC, Room 580. In addition, Spirit Nominating Cards will be available to Facilities Operations and University Police personnel through their supervisory chains of command.


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