Chancellor Brady emphasized this as she presented Staff Stars Awards to 21 members of staff. She read what the nominating co-workers or supervisors had to say about them and their service to the university.
As she read, themes emerged of positive spirit, a ready smile, going above and beyond – and providing a supportive environment for our students.
“You make an incredible difference to our university, our faculty – and to all who call UNCG home,” she said.
The ceremony on a warm, spring day was lighter than it typically has been, with more smiles and even laughter.
Those honored were:
Geoff Bailey, Learning Assistance Center
Bethany Brown, Psychology
Kory Burgess, Housing and Residence Life
Helen Burns, Housekeeping
Ray Carney, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Matt Catanzarite, Center for Geographic Information Science
Jennie Gouker, Undergraduate Student Excellence
Alfred Hanes, Facilities Operations
Andre Hill, Undergraduate Admissions
Jeff Melton, Housekeeping
Katherine Pashal, Parking Operation and Campus Access Management
Bryan Payne, Facilities Services
John Pearce, Facilities Services
Emilie Peterson, Psychology
Trish Plunkett, Undergraduate Studies
Debora Reid, Housekeeping
Audrey Sage, University Libraries
Suzanne Schmutz, Graduate School
Anna Tapp, Center for Geographic Information Science
Douglas Taylor, Bryan School
Pat Turner, University Registrar’s Office
Tom White, Facilities Operations
By Mike Harris
Visual on this page: honorees after ceremony. On CW main page: John Pierce, second shift supervisor in Facilities Services, with Chancellor Brady. Photography by Wesley Brown