Staff Spirit Award May

May 8, 2018

Dear Members of the University Staff:

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

Donna Tucker
Financial Aid Office

Q&A with Donna:

Q: How long have you worked at the University?

A:  18 years

Q: What is your title?

A: Administrative Assistant for Loan Program

Q: What do you like best about your job?

A: The people I work with.

Q: What do you like to do for fun?

A: Paint

Other “Spirited” nominees this month were: 

Nominee Name

Nominee Department

Tamara Bautista

KSOM Center for Practical Learning

Rose Ann Jubinski

Enterprise Application Services

James Gaffney

Facilities Operations & Maintenance

Lisa Cornell

Office of the Registrar & Academic Services

Tara Blaine

Graduate & International Admissions

Cathy Mascelli


Mevlida Kasumovic

Facilities Operations

Lynn Pelick

Office of the Registrar & Academic Services

Michael Walsh

Facilities Operations

Chasity Whitmore

University Advancement

Eileen Notarianni

Human Resources

Synthia Guthrie-Kretsch

Mail Services

Karen Marx

KSOM Advising Center

George Aulisio

Weinberg Library

Catherine Staples

Campus Ministries

Michael Ritterbeck

Center for Student Engagement

Catherine Sanderson

Parking Services

Maria Marinucci

Jane Kopas Women’s Center

Dolores Rozelle






 Donna 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 the link below 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. 

Thank you!

Staff Senate Recognition and Excellence Committee

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