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The Faculty of Education Computer Lab Team, nominee for the Team Award. // Photo by Mike Latschislaw

And the nominees are …

May 16, 2014 — 

The nominees and nominators for the 2014 Support Staff Awards of Excellence were honoured at a luncheon on April 17. This is the ninth year of these awards, celebrating the contributions of support staff in four separate categories: the President’s Award and Service, Leadership and Team awards.


The 2014 Excellence Awards Nomination Reception took place April .

The 2014 Excellence Awards Nomination Reception took place April 17. // Photo by Mike Latschislaw

President’s Award

The prestigious President’s Award recognizes exceptional contributions throughout a support staff member’s career at the U of M. This year’s nominees are:

Maggie Bowman, Human Ethics, Office of the Vice President (Research & International)

Ian Brown, Plant Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

John Danakas, Marketing Communications Office, External Relations


 The Leadership Award

The Leadership Award celebrates individuals who have led their teams in achieving exceptional results and maintaining positive morale. This year’s nominee is:

Teri Seifert, Financial Aid & Awards, Student Affairs


The Service Award

The Service Award celebrates support staff members who have exhibited a high level of initiative, dedication, and cooperation in their service to students, faculty, staff, or the general public. This award category received the largest number of nominations, including the following:

Amy Dario, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Daryl Hamelin, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Jared Ladobruk Recreation Services, Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Management

Darren Law, Enterprise Systems, Information Services and Technology

Kyle Lougheed, Student Recruitment, Enrollment Services

Larry Mitchell, Psychology, Faculty of Arts

Laurie Morris, Philosophy, Faculty of Arts

Sherrin Smart, Physical Plant, Bannatyne Campus

Ricardo Soriano, Research Quality Management, Office of the Vice President (Research & International)

Tanya Walsh, Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Health Sciences


 The Team Award

The Team Award recognizes significant work done by effective, collaborative teams, exceeding the expectations of the stakeholders, and leading to improvement in procedures, productivity, or service levels. To qualify for this award at least half of the team must be support staff. Teams being recognized with a nomination are:


Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences’ Administrative Assistants

Team Members: Margaret Ann Baker, Debbie Bialek,  Beata Chartrand, Harminder Dhanjal, Carola Lange, Gisele Perrault, Terry Ramm, Debby Watson


Biological Sciences Offices Staff Team

Team Members: Doreen Davies, Maureen Foster, Sylvia Lapointe, Jaime Stringer


Computer Lab Supervisor & Assistants, Faculty of Education

Team Members: Trudy Bais, Marcus Closen, Matthew Goertzen, Ashley Grose, Rube Rupak


Engineering CEAB Accreditation Support Staff Team

Team Members: Kathie Anderson, J. P. Burak, Kirk Dyson, Pat Fedirchuk, Evelyn Fehr, Sherrie Hildebrand, Guy Jonatschick, Shari Klassen, Allan McKay, Janet Premak, Jennifer Romaniuk, Judy Schroen-Galinaitis, Nariman Sepehri, Janice Tilly



Front Office Administrative Support Team, Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Management

Team Members: Karen Borbridge, Tracey Clifton-Hanslip, Linda Eliuk, Glenda Kramer


Graduate & Professional Programs Support Staff Team, Faculty of Education

Team Members: Barbara Beyak, Julianna Enns, Louise Graham, Trish Graham, Jill Wharton


International Centre for Students Team

Team Members: Gitan Armour, Miriam Chavez, Naomi Fujiwara, Breanne Guiboche, Rebecca Irving, Meredith Johnson, Tara Jorgenson, Julia Osso, Tony Rogge, Michelle Thomas, Elikem Tsamenyi, Robyn Tully, Ainsley Wiebe


Promoting Aboriginal Community Together (PACT)

Team Members: Bonnie Hallman, Carla Loewen, Bret Nickels


Student Email Project Team

Team Members: Jeff Adams, Chris Bohonis, Adrian Carlyle, Sean Clarke, Ed Co, Jason Frovich, Trevor Gebel, Shirley Hares, Brendan Hughes, Marilynne Jackson, Jenn Jochem, Catherine Maksymiuk, Neil Marnoch, Brenda McArthur, Michael McIntyre, Karen Meelker, Andrew Perchaluk, Lonnie Smetana, Ed Spencer, Doug Stoyko, Huy Tran, David Treble, Meghan Trueman, Trevor Welch


Student Life Team

Team Members: David Arenas Oropeza, Jill Condra, Cora Dupuis, David Grad, Brendan Hughes, Sarah Saunders, Susie Taylor


The 2014 Support Staff Awards of Excellence selection committee joins our colleagues in offering congratulations to all the nominees and thanks to the nominators and supporters. The awards will be presented at the President’s reception on May 28th. For more information, visit the LDS website, Recognition Programs, or call Mark O’Riley at 474-9491.


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