Get Recognized

Get Recognized Peer Recognition Program

Do you work with someone great? Do you have a superlative supervisor? A fantastic employee? Want them to get the recognition that they deserve? Then nominate them for the Get Recognized peer recognition program.

Every month during the school year, from September to May,  the Recognition Committee will review submissions and select a winner. The winner will be surprised at their office with a gift and will be profiled here on the Staff Assembly website.

Nominate a colleague

Need more information?

Contact Johnathan Lozano or Katherine Van Horn
Co-Directors of Involvement and Recognition
E-mail: or
Tel: (951) 827-5723/ (951) 827-3805

Who is Eligible?

Full-time, career staff employees may be nominated. Temporary staff and student staff are not eligible.

How to Nominate

Fill out the online form and tell us why this person should be recognized. It can be anything a person does that just makes your department and/or the campus a better place to work.

Nominations must be submitted by the 10th day of the month to be considered for that same month (e.g. Nominations for September must be received by September 10th).

Previous Get Recognized Recipients

Month Honoree Department
September Pete Vasquez Housing Services
October Jill Hishmeh Computing & Communications
November Luis Alvarez Dining & Residential Services
December Rachell Enriquez Biomedical Sciences
January Juan Rebollar Physical Plant
February Hassan Ghamlouch Housing Operations
March Viviane Baerenklau Registrar's Office
April Elane Sokoloski HUB Dining
May Vanessa Rocha Housing, Dining and Residential Services
June Gloria McGuire CHASS Student Academic Affairs


Month Honoree Department
August/September Joy Hu Info. Technologies Solutions
August/September Karolyn Andrews Education Abroad
October Jamal Myrick, Sharee Hughes, Rhiannon Little-Surowski African Student Programs
October Seabrook Mendoza Comp. Lit and Hispanic Studies
November Silvana Payne EMN Administration
December Margaret Stewart Registrar's Office
January Ronda Inzunza CNAS Dean's Office
February Robert Stephens Student Conduct & Academic Integrity Programs
March All UCR Staff Members Multiple Departments


Month Honoree Department
October Vanessa Lee UCR Career Center 
November Vonnie Tessier Hispanic Studies
December Pat Daly, Johnny Lam, & Devlin Smith Student Affairs Marketing & Communications Department
Month Honoree Department
October Charlie Vergara Facility Services
November Carmen Stark Early Childhood Services
December Ana Coria Undocumented Student Programs
January No award presented  
February No award presented  
March Jill Riggs Student Services
April No award presented  
May No award presented  
June No award presented  
Month Honoree Department
September Daisy Dizon Resident Contracts Supervisor for Housing Services.
October Charlie Scruggs  
November Theresa Villareal


December Gerry Medina, Carly Garcia and Ed E-Nun


January Emily McCoy


February Jeanette Martinez


March Willie Blackmon


April TBD  


June No award presented  
Month Honoree Department
September No award presented  
October Dorothea Ford Financial Service Analyst, Business and Financial Services
November Ofelia Herrera

Sr. Custodian assigned to the School of Medicine Ed Bldg.

December Yolanda Gonzales

 Sr. Food Service Worker, Dining Services

January Elidia Sandoval

Sr. Custodian Housing Services, Housing Services

February Ariel DeGuzman

 Medical Education Coordinator

March Kasey Trimm

Teacher, Child Development Center

April No award presented  
May Teeny Ellis

Senior Contract & Grant Officer from RED

June No award presented  
Month Honoree Department
September Bryan Nicol Accountability Coordinator/ Analyst - Early Academic Outreach Programs
October Blythe Wilson Senior Project Manager - Capital Programs, Architects and Engineers
November John Maxwell Assistant Athletics Director, Media Relations - Intercollegiate Athletics
December Wendy Mello Administrative Assistant - College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
January Katrice Calloway Budget and Operations Manager - College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Dean's Office
February Jolene Sedita Articulation and Admissions Officer Undergraduate Admissions
March Cristina Sanford Marketing Manager, UCR Extension
April No award presented  
Month Honoree Department
September Sheila Mabee Business Operations Assistant - School of Medicine
October Patsi Anderson Assistant Director of Systems - Financial Aid
November Vincent Norga Academic Intervention Counselor, Academic Resource Center
December Elizabeth Cohen, Pam Rousseau, Dana Yang Administrative Assistants, Career Center
January Joseph Martinez

Interim Coordinator for Campus Vitality and Highlander Bands Programs - Student Organization Advisor

February Sue Anderson

Staff Employment & Development Manager,
Former Staff Assembly President


Shardai Williams

Graduate Medical Education Coordinator, School of Medicine


Debbie Manlongat

Parking Services & Compliance Manager, Transportation and Parking Services

Month Honoree Department
September Chris Castro Housing, Dining and Residential Services
October Lupe Gomez Custodian, A&I
November Julie Hull Housing, Dining and Residential Services
December Diane Thomas Dining Services
January Peggy Earley School of Medicine
February Ronda Crocker College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Lesley Martinez, Dawn Scott, and Allan Crosthwaite

Child Development Center

April Not Awarded  
May Alaxis Timothy College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences