University Housing Employee Awards Update

The university has extended the cancellation of non-essential in-person campus events and meetings through June 30.  This means that the Housing Division Breakfast, originally scheduled on May 13, 2020, has been postponed.  It will be rescheduled for a date to be determined later.

Due to the schedule change, the original nomination deadline of April 15, 2020 has been extended indefinitely.  A new nomination deadline will be announced once the Housing Division Breakfast has been rescheduled.

As a reminder, these awards recognize an outstanding new employee, an outstanding experienced employee, and employees (individuals & teams) who embody University Housing’s Core Values.  Take some time to nominate someone today.

Who can nominate?

ALL University Housing employees are invited to nominate their fellow University Housing employees. This includes TE, Project, Full-time, Part-time, and Student employees. Nominators can nominate more than one person.  Nominators and nominees do not need to work in the same department.

Who is eligible to win?

TE, Project, Full-time, Part-time University Housing employees who are in good standing and have worked for University Housing a minimum of six months are eligible.  Student employees are not eligible.

How can I nominate co-worker(s)?

Submit an electronic nomination form or complete a paper form and turn it in to your supervisor.  PDF versions of the nomination form (translated in Chinese, Hmong, Nepali, Spanish, and Tibetan) can also be found on the Housing Employee Awards webpage.

How are the winners chosen?

Award winners will be selected by the Employee Awards Committee.  Active committee members are not eligible to nominate employees or be selected to receive awards during their time serving on the committee.  Current committee members are:


Alberto Aguila-Pichon, University Apartments

Sarah Barnes, Residential Operations

Sam Bester, University Apartments

Ethan Brower, Business Services

Jolene Esterline, University Apartments

Jennifer Grudzinski, Human Resources

Barb Haggerty, Residence Life

Brian Holbach, Residence Hall Facilities

Lois Schneider, Dining & Culinary Services

Johnson Thao, Residence Hall Facilities

Danielle Wolfgang, Residential Operations