2015 STAR Awards

Posted on: July 9, 2015

The 2015 Staff Top Achievement and Recognition (STAR) Award winners were announced by Mary Knight, Interim CFO, earlier this week. The STAR Awards which are a part of the CFOs Employee Excellence Awards program recognize exceptional performance or significant contributions over an extended period of time. There were so many great nominees this year that six individual employees and one team received the award:

Individual Employees

  • Eric Petersen, Financial Information Systems (FIS) Lead Software Engineer
  • Julio Puente, Information Technology Services (ITS) University Data Center IT Coordinator II
  • Kyle Royder, ITS Applications Lead Software Engineer
  • Justin LaSelva, ITS Customer Support Services Help Desk Specialist (now Network Security Analyst in the Information Security Office)
  • Shelley Powers, Payroll Services Senior Software Developed/Analyst
  • Victor Ozuna, Treasury, Records, & Risk Management Administrative Associate

Team Award Winner

  • ITS UT Login Team – Audrey Barnes, CW Belcher, Kevin Chang, Justin Czimskey, Scott Doane, Kevin Dorff, Robert George, Marta Lang, Kara Nicholas, Aaron Reiser, Sadia Rodriguez, Kyle Royder, Autumn Shields, Dustin Slater

Staff members in the CFO portfolio consistently show their talents by the outstanding work they do in supporting customers, colleagues and the mission and goals of the University. In each case, these outstanding award winning employees fulfilled their regular duties and demonstrated excellence in one or more of these areas: innovation, leadership, service, teamwork, and unsung hero. The STAR Awards are one way of acknowledging their contributions and saying Thank You! Kudos also go out the Awards Committee members who make this program a success. You can learn more about the STAR Award program including this years recipients , past recipients, the nomination process and schedule, and committees on the program website .

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