The Division of Student Affairs sponsors the Distinguished Performance Awards to recognize staff members in the Division that have excelled in their current position. Staff members are recognized for their contributions to initiatives that benefit our students and the FIU and surrounding communities.
New Employee Award: Recognizes an individual who began working at FIU on or after June 1 of the previous year. Since then, this individual has had a significant impact at the University and in the Division.
Bright Idea Award: Recognizes an individual or group who has, in the past year, created an innovative program or service consistent with the mission and values of Student Affairs. The new program or service should be one that improves efficiency, customer service, and/or significantly enhances accomplishment of the Division goals.
Service Award: Recognizes an individual whose service and contributions, through division and/or university projects and committees, and/or the local community, help to advance the goals of Student Affairs and the University.
Customer Service Award: Recognizes an individual who always demonstrates professionalism by serving the needs of the University community. This individual takes the extra step to ensure that all students/clients feel important and welcome, and that expectations are not only met, but exceeded.
Leadership Award: Recognizes an individual, who challenges students and other staff members to achieve excellence and motivates and sets the example of excellence for others to follow. This individual is successful in moving a team toward goals that are consistent with the vision of a department, group, committee, or university organization.
Student Advisor of the Year Award: Recognizes an individual who has demonstrated a sincere commitment to serving students in an advisory capacity, either as a group advisor, mentor, or one who is actively involved in the academic and/or personal development of students. This individual promotes student learning and development, through their guidance and assistance.
Team Player Award: Recognizes an individual or group who works exceptionally well with others, both within the department and throughout the FIU community. This individual or group possesses a willingness to collaborate and tends to be more concerned about getting the job accomplished rather than receiving the credit.
Academic Partner of the Year Award: Recognizes a faculty member or academic administrator who has made significant personal and departmental contributions to enhance the mission of the Division of Student Affairs, through their collaboration, involvement in Division programs or services, and their support of the goals of our Division.
Supervisor of the Year Award: Recognizes an individual who demonstrates excellent supervisory skills. This individual is fair and ethical, and encourages the development of staff. This individual has the ability to listen to all points of view and is able to make fair decisions.
Professional Development Award: Recognizes an individual who provides service and/or contributes to the dissemination of knowledge for our profession, through one or more of the following areas: service to state, regional or national professional associations; publication of best practices or original research; or presentation at professional conferences.
2012 Distinguished Performance Awards
|Academic Partner||Janie Valdes|
|Bright Ideas||Bronwen Bares-Pelaez
|Customer Service||Glenda Scott|
|New Employee||Sabrena O’Keefe|
|Professional Development||Michelle Castro|
|Student Mentor||Joanna Lindsay|
|Supervisor of the Year||Jeannette Cruz|
|Team Player||Larissa Adames|
|Graduate Assistant Achievement||Blayne Stone, Jr.|
2011 Distinguished Performance Awards
|Academic Partner||Stephanie Doscher
|Bright Ideas||Gabriela Alvarez|
|Customer Service||Lourdes Diaz-Bergouignan|
|New Employee||Bobby Borgmann
|Professional Development||Ayana Wilson|
|Student Mentor||Jose Toscano|
|Supervisor of the Year||Ivette Duarte|
|Team Player||Maria Reyes
2010 Distinguished Performance Awards
|Academic Partner||Stephanie Strange|
|Bright Ideas||Marc Ebelhar
Maria Angel Reyes-Ruiz
|Customer Service||Mayra Sesma
|New Employee||Sarah Clegg-Crawford|
|Professional Development||Bronwen Bares
Andrea Gaspardino Kovachy
|Student Mentor||Darren Gregory
|Supervisor of the Year||Sofia Santiesteban|
|Team Player||Adam Schwarz|