2021 Faculty and Staff Appreciation Event

Special Awards

Excellence in Leadership Awards

Makes contributions that support and serve the mission, vision, and values of the university and its strategic priorities; demonstrates exemplary work behaviors, leadership, and commitment to excellence, and inspires others to excel; demonstrates awareness and appreciation of individual differences; promotes inclusiveness and collaboration; treats others with respect and dignity, and recognizes the unique importance of all persons.

Formerly known as the Lee Thurber Award, two awards are given—one for exempt employees, the other for non-exempt.

Living the Mission Award

Recognizes an individual who exemplifies the university’s mission in outstanding ways, whether through their personal conduct, their treatment of others or their life choices.

Spark of Spirit Award

Given to an individual who has had an uplifting and positive influence on colleagues across the university within the past year.

Outstanding Staff Team Award

Recognizes outstanding work performed by a team or group of three or more staff members on campus.

James B. McGoldrick, S.J., Fellowship

Father McGoldrick devoted 50 years of distinguished teaching and dedicated service to Seattle University. The fellowship, given to faculty who share his commitment to the university’s students and the values of a Jesuit education, is the most prestigious honorSU confers upon faculty.

2021 Staff Award Nominees

Without further ado, this year's exemplary staff nominees:

  • Gary Fernandes
  • Morgan Frost
  • Tara Graham
  • Tara Hicks
  • Julie Kang
  • Stephanie Lewis
  • Ann Limbaugh
  • Carol Lwali
  • Elaine Marcinek
  • Preston Merkel
  • Nicole Moses
  • Em Olson
  • Philip Orlow
  • Kim Palumbarit
  • Samira Sharif
  • Lisa Smith
  • Aly Vander Stoep
  • Eli Christopher Voigt
  • Athletics COVID-19 Operations Committee
  • Campus COVID-19 Team
  • Campus Ministry
  • Computer Refresh Program 2021
  • Student Financial Services Redhawk Counseling Team (One Stop Counselors)
  • Schedule Staff—Dean's offices, CAS, CSE, University Core
  • School of Theology and Ministry Administrative Staff
  • Undergraduate Admissions
  • University Recreation (UREC)