Staff Council

Celebrating Our Awesome Staff

Staff Caught Being Awesome

Beginning in March 2015, Staff Council began recognizing our campus staff members in a new way.  We launched our "Staff Caught Being Awesome" program to continue to honor and thank our hard-working staff.  Any Chico State staff employee is eligible to be nominated by any administrator, faculty, student, or staff peer.  Nominations are accepted from the first of each month through the last Wednesday of each month through Staff Council email.  Staff who are nominated are featured on our Staff Council Facebook page on the first working day of every month (except for July and August) and a picture of the staff member will be featured.  Staff who are "caught being awesome" also receive an appreciation certificate from the Staff Council Chair.

We hope you will "catch staff being awesome" and let us know about it! 

Staff Caught Being Awesome Nomination Form (PDF)

December 2019 Winner of Staff Caught Being Awesome

Shawnya Abrams, Administrative Support Coordinator – Cross-Cultural Leadership Center

Shawyna Abrams was nominated by co-worker Krystle Tonga.  When Krystle thought about nominating Shawnya she thought about the Wildcat Way and the Chico Experience.  Shawnya is seen as someone constantly going above and beyond in her role.  Described as the glue that keeps the logistics and the infrastructure of her space on track to create the impact that they do.  Shawyna has been heavily involved in the development of the Women of Excellence program sponsored and supported by the Star Center (Student Transition and Retention Program) that is focused on the empowerment of women of color at Chico State.  She dedicated her time off from work to bring 10 women of color to a Women’s Empowerment Conference in Berkley, California.  She shows her dedication beyond the University.  Join us in celebrating Shawyna’s dedication to student success and student development.

 Abrams being caught awesome