Monthly Staff Recognition Award

Many USC staff employees exemplify dedicated and consistent service that genuinely enhances our quality of life at the university. To recognize these extraordinary people, the Staff Assembly and Staff Club jointly offer the monthly Staff Recognition Award.

Winners are recognized at Staff Assembly general meetings and receive a check and a framed certificate of appreciation signed by the university president and presidents of both Staff Assembly and Staff Club.

You may nominate any benefits-eligible staff member employed at least 50% who has not already received the award.

Award criteria

  • Demonstrable outstanding job performance
  • Dedication and willingness to assist in problem solving beyond job requirements (“going the extra mile”)
  • Positive attitude and generally cheerful disposition
  • Sharing of personal expertise to enhance university environment
  • Commitment to the USC Code of Ethics

To nominate a candidate for the award:

  1. Complete our fillable PDF nomination form
  2. Attach a letter detailing how candidate meets the award criteria
  3. Attach two additional letters of recommendation, one of which must come from USC staff or faculty
  4. Submit materials to staff.assembly@usc.edu.

Current Award Winners

November


Marsha Chavarria-Winbush
Associate Director, General Education
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

October


Becky O’Neal
Operations Manager, Medicine – GIM-PAT Care
Keck School of Medicine of USC

September


Neil Teixeira
Director, Distance Learning
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

August


Sonia Savoulian
Associate Director, Programs in Real Estate
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

 

July


Virginia Orcasitas
Admissions Coordinator, Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

June


Maria Henke
Senior Associate Dean
USC Davis School of Gerontology

May


Jean Bowman
Senior Director of Development
USC Marshall School of Business

April


Victor Patino
Desktop Support Technician
Desktop Support Services, Keck Medicine of USC

March


Hemal Mehta
Seahorse Core Director & Research Lab Specialist
USC Davis School of Gerontology

February


Virginia Ross
Assistant Dean of Business Affairs
USC School of Dramatic Arts

 

 


2016 Award Winners

November

November-awardee-Jennifer-Park
Jennifer Park
Executive Director Of Student Services
USC School of Architecture

October

October-awardee-Patricia-Delgado
Patricia Delgado
Insurance Coordinator, Urology
Keck School of Medicine of USC

September

September-awardee-Laura-Cajero
Laura Cajero
Department Contracts and Grants Coordinator
Molecular and Computational Biology
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

August

August-awardee-Diane-Lapa
Diane Lapa
Director of Patient Relations and Concierge Services
Keck Medical Center of USC

July

July-awardee-Lydia-Vazquez
Lydia Vazquez
Division Administrator, Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

June

June-awardee-Troy-Gunderson
Troy Gunderson
Research Lab Specialist, Marine Environment Biology
Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

May

May-awardee-Idania-Takimoto
Idania Takimoto
Administrative Assistant II
Mork Family Department – Petroleum Engineering
USC Viterbi School of Engineering

April

Apr-Awardee-Annamaria-Ahern
Annamaria Ahern
Program Manager of Annual Giving
Keck School of Medicine of USC

March

Mar-Awardee-Tim-Gotimer
Tim Gotimer
Undergraduate Student Advisor, Department of English
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

February

Feb-awardee-Henryk-Chrostek
Henryk Chrostek
Contracts and Grants Administrator, KSOM Research Advancement
Keck School of Medicine of USC

January

Jan-awardee-George-Onodera
George Onodera
Computer Service Engineer II
Information Technology Services


2015 Award Winners

December

Dec-Awardee-Cristina-Wilson
Cristina Wilson
Director of Finance and Research Administration
USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics

November

Nov-awardee-Jackie-Wiedel
Jacqueline Wiedel
Systems Programmer II
Information Technology Services

October

October-Hayley-Peltz
Hayley Peltz
Student Services Advisor
Molecular and Computational Biology

September

Sept-awardee-Carmy-Peters
Carmy Peters
Director of Development
Norris Cancer Center

August

Aug-Awardee-Kamilah-Mayfield
Kamilah Mayfield
Department Business Administrator, Hamovitch Research Center
School of Social Work

July

July-awardee-Lillian-Rivera
Lillian Rivera
Contracts and Grants Officer
Department of Contracts and Grants

June

June-Awardee-Richard-Guevara
Richard Guevara
Tram Driver
USC Transportation

May

May-Awardee-Jared-Beck
Jared Beck
Print Materials Manager
USC Libraries

April

Apr-Awardee-Martha-Montoya
Martha Montoya
Lead Cardiac Sonographer
USC Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute

March

Mar-Awardee-Cesar-Rosales
Cesar “Sonny” Rosales
Entrance Ambassador
USC Transportation Services

February

Feb-Awardee-Matt-Rousso
Matt Rousso
Director of Ticket Sales
Athletics