Nominations for UC Santa Cruz's Outstanding Staff Award

To: UC Santa Cruz Staff and Faculty

From: UC Santa Cruz Alumni and UC Santa Cruz Staff Advisory Board

Do you know a UC Santa Cruz staff member who:
  • Goes "above and beyond" to provide distinguished service to students or colleagues?
  • Works to grow and improve programs on campus?
  • Contributes to UC Santa Cruz's unique intellectual and physical environment?
If so, please help us honor UC Santa Cruz's outstanding staff.

Make your nomination for the UC Santa Cruz Outstanding Staff Award today.

The submission deadline is Thursday, March 29, 2018.

Questions? Email or call (831) 459-5226

The following comprise just a few of the thousands of UC Santa Cruz staff members who work to change the lives of students every day on our campus and who keep UC Santa Cruz an uncommon place.

Past recipients


  • 2016-17 Irena Polić, Managing Director, The Humanities Institute
  • 2015-16 Jan Cloud, Assistant Dean, Arts Division
  • 2014-15 Wendy Baxter, Co-curricular Program Director, Colleges Nine and Ten
  • 2013-14 Margie Claxton, Associate Registrar, Office of the Registrar
  • 2012-13 Elaine Kihara, Academic Preceptor, Oakes College
  • 2011-12 Anne Callahan, Academic Human Resources Manager, Humanities Division
  • 2010-11 Michael McCawley, Associate Director, Admissions
  • 2009-10 Tanya Honig, Manager, Department of Linguistics 
  • 2008-09 Rosie Cabrera, Director of El Centro, UCSC's Chicano/Latino student resource center
  • 2007-08 Bob Hastings, Director of Current Students Services, Division of Graduate Studies
  • 2006-07 Lynne Wolcott, Academic Adviser at Cowell, 1981-2006; Since 2006, campus Coordinator for Academic Advising
  • 2005-06 Corinne Miller, Director, Services to Transfer and Re-Entry Students (STARS)
  • 2004-05 Cheryl Perazzo, Scholarships Advisor, Financial Aid Office
  • 2003-04 Carol Douglas-Hammer, Assistant Director for University Housing Services
  • 2002-03 Joseph Weiss, Technical Production director and Operations Manager for the Theater Arts Department
  • 2001-02 Betsy Wootten, Faculty Services Supervisor, Kresge College
  • 2000-01 David Kirk, Media Specialist, McHenry Library
  • 1999-00 Nicolette Czarrunchick (Kresge '93, Women's Studies), Manager, Women's Studies Department
  • 1998-99 Pam Lawson, Manager, Literature Department
  • 1997-88 Angie Christmann, College Programs Coordinator, Cowell College
  • 1996-97 Brenda Brown, Academic Advisor, Crown College
  • 1995-96 Susan F. Curtis, Administrative Manager, Board of Studies in Sociology

For more information visit the Alumni Awards & Programs website.