46 faculty, staff receive Family and Friends Recognition Awards

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46 faculty, staff receive Family and Friends Recognition Awards

Family and Friends Recognition Reception.
Mike Jackson | Student Affairs

For their support of students, 46 University of Nebraska–Lincoln employees received Family and Friends Recognition Awards during a March 4 celebration. The award recognize faculty and staff who have made a significant difference in students’ lives.

All nominations are submitted by parents, family and friends of students who include a short explanation of why this person was nominated. The nomination is anonymously shared with each recipient and all recipients receive a certificate.

The honors provide encouraging feedback to employees about their impact on students, while inspiring positive student and faculty relationships, giving recognition in an area often overlooked by formal rewards systems.

The annual recognition ceremony was organized by the Office of Student Affairs and co-sponsored by the Teaching Council and the Parents Association. This is the 34th year Nebraska faculty and staff have received this award.

Video: Family and Friends Recognition Awards

The 2021-2022 recipients are listed below. Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of times a recipient has received the award. If no number is listed, the award is a first-time honor. For more information, contact Student Affairs at 402-472-3755.

College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

Agronomy and Horticulture
  • Andrea Basche
  • Cheryl D. Dunn
  • Kim Todd (15)
Animal Science
  • Brian Reiling (12)
  • Rebecca Roston (2)
Biological Systems Engineering
  • Roger M. Hoy (9)
Dean’s Office
  • Laura Britten
Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Aakash Doiphode

College of Arts and Sciences

Classics and Religious Studies
  • Vanessa Gorman (8)
  • Kathleen Lacey (2)
  • Tefjol Pllaha
Physics and Astronomy
  • Michael Sibbernsen (3)
  • Cal Garbin (21)
Biological Sciences
  • Peter Angeletti (6)
  • Catherine Chia
  • Alan Carl Christensen (4)
  • Kim Hansen
  • Michael Herman (2)
  • Eric Weaver (3)
  • Regina Werum (2)

College of Business

Dean’s Office
  • Mikki Sandin
  • Kendra Ritchie
  • Uchechukwu Jarrett (2)
  • Andrew Waite

College of Education and Human Sciences

Educational Psychology
  • Caron Clark
Nutrition and Health Sciences
  • Ajai Ammachathram (5)
  • Megan Kelley (2)
  • Dennis Perkey
  • Mary S. Willis (6)
Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education
  • Justin Olmanson (2)

College of Engineering

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Ravi Saraf
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
  • Karen Stelling (2)

Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts

School of Art, Art History and Design
  • Christy Aggens (3)
  • Larry Buller
  • Aaron Holz
  • Matthew Sontheimer
Glenn Korff School of Music
  • Hans Sturm (3)
Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film
  • Rafael Untalan

College of Journalism and Mass Communications

  • Rick Alloway (28)

Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture

Technical Agriculture
  • Douglas Smith (3)

Additional Units

Athletic Department
  • Katie Jewell (18)
Center for Academic Success and Transition (CAST)
  • Daniel Hutt (2)
Student Affairs
  • Cory Densberger
  • Marianna Burks (6)
  • Selma De Anda Gallegos
Undergraduate Admissions
  • Greg Allen Fritz

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