Classified Professional Appreciation Awards

The Classified Senate formalized a process to recognize our outstanding classified staff on an annual basis. Each year individuals and departments are selected from nominations by their peers, to be honored based on the criteria of: 

  • Quality of work 
  • Extra effort 
  • Positive attitude 
  • Dependability 
  • Collaboration and 
  • Commitment 

Past Recipients of the Classified Professional Appreciation Awards



  • Outstanding Individual: Many Rodriguez, Rhonda Jones, Stacy Lince, Mina Namvar, Jesse Klein
  • Unsung Hero: Gabriel Lambert, Nequeshe Dyer
  • Outstanding Department: Reprographics, Fiscal Services


  • Outstanding Individual:  Russel Staffen, Shook Chung, Dianne O’Donnelly, Monica Rudolph, Keli Gaffney, Carol Schwartz 
  • Unsung Hero: Burton Shane, Bill Wadsworth 
  • Outstanding Department: Maintenance and Operations 
  • Special Recognition/High Achievement Award: Kathy Joyner 
2017 — 2018
  • Outstanding Individual: Rhonda Jones
  • Outstanding Department: Fiscal Services
  • Unsung Hero: Lupe Romo Padilla, Joseph Scarcella