Staff Council

Staff Excellence Awards

2021 Staff Excellence Award Winners

kylee sharp and bethany pinegard standing with their trophies.   

omar diaz, ben duarte and pete austin stand with their trophies

Pictured from top, left to right, Kylee Sharp, Bethany Pinegar,
Pictured Bottom from left to right,Omar Diaz, Ben Duarte and Pete Austin
Photo taken by Jason Halley, University Photographer

2021 Staff Employee of the Year

We congratulate Ben Duarte, MESA Engineering Program, for being selected as CSU, Chico's Outstanding Staff Employee of the Year for 2021! 

Thank you, Ben, for all you do for our CSU, Chico campus!

ben duate standing with employee of the year trophy

Photo taken by Jason Halley, University Photographer

2021 Wildcat Spirit Award 

The  Wildcat Spirit Award was created to award a staff employee who displays exceptional Wildcat spirit.

The recipient of our 2020 Wildcat Spirit Award is Omar Diaz, Facilities Management and Services Congratulations, Omar! Your Wildcat Spirit is contagious to all across our Chico State campus.

omar diaz standing with his trophy

Photo taken by Jason Halley, University Photographer

2021 Customer Service Award

The Customer Service Award is awarded to a staff member who displays exemplary customer service.

This year's Customer Service Award recipient is Bethany Pinegar,International and Global Engagement. We congratulate Bethany on her outstanding demonstration of fantastic customer service!

bethany pinegar standing with her trophy

Photo taken by Jason Halley, University Photographer

2021 Staff Safety Award

The Safety Award is awarded to an employee whose outstanding contribution to safety, safe working practices, and safety on the job, by utilizing an established program that may encourage employees to take an active role to improve safety for themselves and their co-workers.

This year's Staff Safety Award recipient is Pete Austin, College Humanities and Fine Arts.  We congratulate Pete on his outstanding safety practices on campus.

pete standing with his trophy

Photo taken by Jason Halley, University Photographer

2021 Making a Difference Award

The Making a Difference Award is awarded to an employee who engages with students, faculty, and staff in the University-community or in the communities of the North State and beyond through campus or community volunteering, participation in activities outside their assigned job duties in a transformation manner.

This year's Making a Difference Award recipient is Kylee Sharp, College Humanities and Fine Arts.  We congratulate Kylee on her outstanding engagement on campus and in the North State community.

Kylee sharp standing with his trophy

2021 Staff Excellence Award Nominees 

Congratulations to our Employee of the Year Nominees:  Summer Armstrong, Ben Duarte, Miroslav Lulic, Patti Salomon, and Kevin Weherly

nominees standing outside of Laxson Auditorium

Pictured from left to right Nominees: Miroslav Lulic, Ben Duarte, Patti Salomon, Summer Armstrong, and Kevin Weherly
Photo taken by, Jason Halley, University Photographer

Congratulations to our Customer Service Award Nominees: Jennifer Aceves, Victoria Ambadekar, Chris Denlay, Mike Denofrio, Andy Nodzak, Bethany Pinegar, Dana Shepherd, and Chris Zinna

Nominees standing on the steps outside Laxson Auditorium

Pictured from left to right Nominees: Chris Denlay, Mike Denofrio, Jennifer Aceves, Chris Zinna, Vicki Ambadekar, and Dana Shepherd
Photo taken by, Jason Halley, University Photographer

Congratulations to our Wildcat Spirit Award Nominees: Omar Diaz and Kendra Wright

 two nominees standing in front of Laxson Auditorium

Pictured from left to right Nominees: Omar Diaz and Kendra Wright
Photo taken by, Jason Halley, University Photographer

Congratulations to our Staff Safety Award Nominees:  Pete Austin, Colin Chamgers, and Jackie McMillan

 Nominee standing outside of Laxson Auditorium

Pictured from left to right:  Pete Austin, Jackie McMillan, and Colin Chambers
Photo taken by, Jason Halley, University Photographer

Congratulations to our Making a Difference Award Nominees: Kylee Sharp

Nominee standing outside of Laxson Auditorium

Pictured: Kylee Sharp
Photo taken by, Jason Halley, University Photographer