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 2012 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 15 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. Marie Baker-Ohler, lecturer for the School of Communication, received the Faculty Adviser of the Year Award at last month’s faculty awards ceremony, and Maureen Fray, senior academic adviser for the College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences, was presented with the Professional Adviser of the Year Award during the May 15 luncheon with President Haeger. Both advisers received a $1,000 award.

The award winners were:

Sue Belatti

Sue Belatti
Assistant Director, Residence Life

Lynn Harris

Lynn Harris
HVAC Controls Mechanic, Facility Services

Tamara Harrison
Associate Director, Gateway Student Success Center

Heidie Hornstra O'Neill

Heidi Hornstra O’Neill
Research Project Coordinator, Microbial Genetics and Genomics

Jennifer Offutt
Administrative Assistant, College of Education

Carol Seumptewa

Carol Seumptewa
Administrative Assistant, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals

Wendy Swartz

Wendy Swartz
Interim Director, Sponsored Projects; Assistant Comptroller

Penny Walior

Penny Walior
Student Academic Specialist, School of Nursing

Wendy Wallace

Wendy Wallace
Director, Educational Support

Lisa Williams

Lisa Williams
Senior Coordinator, Curriculum and Academic Systems Administration

Marie Baker-Ohler

Marie Baker-Ohler
Faculty Adviser of the Year
Lecturer, School of Communication

Maureen Fray

Maureen Fray
Professional Adviser of the Year
Senior Academic Adviser, College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences