Each year, we celebrate the exceptional and meaningful work of St. Kate’s faculty and staff with the Year-End Faculty and Staff awards. Although like last spring we are celebrating recipients virtually, please know we are deeply grateful to each and every one of our faculty and staff for their part in our University. Throughout this challenging year, their has remained exceptional, distinguished by adaptability, creativity, and grit. Please join us in recognizing our outstanding colleagues, friends, and teachers below.
Staff Excellence Awards
The Staff Excellence Awards honor staff members nominated by their colleagues for their exceptional work and outstanding contributions to the University. The winners are selected from a section of impressive staff who further St. Kate’s mission and values, demonstrate strong team collaboration, and show initiative and creativity in their role. The awards and recognition committee selected three awardees, who receive $1,000, and two honorees, who receive $125.
Stockroom Supervisor, Chemistry
Praise submitted in support for Sharon’s recognition by the community:
“For 15 years, Sharon’s commitment to the St. Kate’s mission has shone through her interactions with students, faculty, and student employees, demonstrating equal compassion and devotion to academic excellence. Her management of safety, supplies, and budget and coordination of course delivery during COVID are vital to our daily operation and long-term planning. Sharon's level-headedness, dedication, and thoughtfulness has helped guide our team through these challenging times.”
Assistant Teacher, Early Childhood Center
Praise submitted in support for Kadey’s recognition by the community:
“As an assistant teacher, Kadey goes beyond following policy and procedure – she looks for and offers ideas and tools to guide program improvement, shows us new communication and outreach methods, and is passionate about her work. Kadey’s highly developed sense of community and commitment to caring for others without distinction in the spirit of the CSJs makes our families and children feel embraced and nurtured. She is an exceptional ECC team member and student.”
Assistant Director, Multicultural and International Programs and Services
Praise submitted in support for Amal’s recognition by the community:
“In only a couple years, Amal has built countless relationships with students, faculty, and staff. She is a living example of inclusive excellence, an outspoken advocate for students in MIPS and elsewhere, and a fearless proponent of dignity and respect for people of all cultures and backgrounds. In every endeavor Amal reaches across cultural, professional, and disciplinary divides to achieve common goals, centering the student experience with imagination and creativity.”
Praise submitted in support for Gregg’s recognition by the community:
“Gregg goes the extra mile again and again to help create an environment that furthers the lives and work of everyone here. He was instrumental in our successful moving of the Minneapolis library to St. Paul, and his thoughtfulness and attentiveness was key to the transition staying organized. No matter how many heavy or messy tasks the library asks for them to help with, the dynamic duo of Gregg and Roy complete them ahead of schedule, and with attitudes and humor that never fail to lighten the mood. Gregg makes me grateful to work alongside incredible people at St. Kate's.”
Praise submitted in support for Roy’s recognition by the community:
“Roy’s ability to collaborate and communicate with facilities teammates and whomever he is helping exemplifies his care for all. He and Gregg have been indispensable around the Library and Archives, helping us weather many changes over the past couple of years so that we could continue serving our students. Roy regularly makes above-and-beyond contributions such as coming in on scheduled vacation days, and extra communication with faculty to make sure their classrooms are disinfected on fluctuating schedules. His incredible attention and commitment embody the St. Kate’s mission to care for all.”