Several employees have been recognized for excelling in their professional roles, promoting a positive sense of community in the workplace and actively supporting the mission of Northern Arizona University.

Ten NAU employees were selected for the 2011 President’s Achievement Award, considered the highest staff recognition from the university. Classified staff and service professionals are eligible to be nominated by peers or supervisors. The recipients, pictured below, each received a $1,000 award and were honored at a May 5 luncheon hosted by President John Haeger.

Two advisers, also pictured below, were named Advisers of the Year for impacting student success, demonstrating mastery of advising skills and advancing the campus advising community. Gary Dunagan, senior lecturer for Health Sciences, received the Faculty Adviser of the Year Award at last month’s faculty awards ceremony, and Matthew Pavich, senior academic adviser for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, was presented with the Professional Adviser of the Year Award during the May 5 luncheon with President Haeger. Both advisers received a $1,000 award.

The award winners were:

 

Patricia Buchanan

Patricia Buchanan
President’s Achievement Award
Material Supply Storekeepeer, Campus Supply

Robert Chavez

Robert Chavez
President’s Achievement Award
Director, Capital Assets: Environmental Health and Safety

Nicole Costales

Nicole Costales
President’s Achievement Award
Program Coordinator, Extended Campuses/NAU-Signal Peak

Laura Kennedy

Laura Kennedy
President’s Achievement Award
Coordinator, Student Accounts

Mark Mask

Mark Mask
President’s Achievement Award
Painter, Capital Assets

Thomas Miller

Thomas Miller
President’s Achievement Award
HVAC/Refrigeration Mechanic, Capital Assets

Nancy Pitz

Nancy Pitz
President’s Achievement Award
Business Manager, Cline Library

Nancy Serenbetz

Nancy Serenbetz
President’s Achievement Award
Development Officer, College of Education

Steve Shaff

Steve Shaff
President’s Achievement Award
Assistant Director for Media Relations, Athletics

Sue Stefanko

Sue Stefanko
President’s Achievement Award
Applications Systems Analyst Team Lead, Residence Life

Gary Dunagan

Gary Dunagan
Faculty Adviser of the Year
Senior Lecturer, Health Sciences

Matthew Pavich

Matthew Pavich
Professional Adviser
of the Year
Senior Academic Adviser, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences