Mizzou Staff Advisory Council announces Outstanding Staff Awards

May 17, 2021

The University of Missouri Staff Advisory Council kicked off the 2021 Staff Recognition Week with a virtual celebration honoring 10 Outstanding Staff Awards recipients and those celebrating 40 years or more of service to Mizzou. The finalists and winners of the Outstanding Staff Awards were nominated by their peers for their exemplary service and dedication to Mizzou.


Mick Deaver Memorial Award for Student Relations Excellence

Carlynn Trout – College of Arts and Science
Finalists: Amanda Purchase Roberts, Daniel Ticona and Linda J. Journey

Barbara S. Uehling Award for Administrative Excellence

Rhonda Gibler – Finance Administration
Finalists: Heather Bridgeford, Emily Haynam and Arlene Roderick

Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award — Technical/Paraprofessional

Cheryl Recker – Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center
Finalists: Joyce Guthrie, Kylie Hohensee and Les Primmer

Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award – Crafts/Maintenance

Ryan R. Seckel – Campus Dining Services

Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award – Administrative/Professional

Elisa Burkett – Student Health & Well-Being
Finalists: Crystal Null and Christa Keers

Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award – Clerical/Office

Victoria Thorp – College of Arts and Science, Department of English
Finalists: Shawn Pallardy, Brooke Danielsen and Phyllis K. Dussel

Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award – Part-Time/Temporary

Elizabeth Hambor – Planning, Design and Construction
Finalists: Madison Beedon

Exemplary Service Award

Dayla Botts – Shared Services

MU Inclusive Excellence Award

Shane M. Stinson – Human Resources Services; and Chalana M. Scales-Ferguson – School of Law
Finalists: Amy J. Moum and Joel Mandell Stancer

Employees celebrating 40 years with Mizzou

David Atkisson, Thresa Chism, Richard Eyler, Teresa Hall, Patricia Hudnut, David Nickolaus, Letta Schnell, Kathy Seay and Ruth Sypes

Employees celebrating 45 years with Mizzou

Rita Erickson


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