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Staff Awards

To recognize and honor the valuable contributions Staff bring to the SMTD, the Staff Representatives committee, with support from Dean David Gier, has implemented the annual SMTD Staff Recognition Awards.


David Aderente Staff Award: $1000

David Aderente is a two-time alumnus of SMTD who served the School as Manager and Head Librarian for the Ensembles for 33 years. He established a staff support award upon his retirement in 2012, inspired to highlight the work of the extraordinary staff members who helped him navigate both the school and his professional life.

The Aderente Staff Award is to provide recognition of exemplary service by non-supervisory staff members currently employed by SMTD.

Recipients must meet the following criteria:

  • Non-supervisory staff member with minimum two years of service and 50% appointment.
  • Not a current student in the SMTD.
  • Exempt and Non-Exempt staff are equally allowed.
  • Recipients will be split into two groups for alternating years of consideration: Music/General Admin, and Theatre/Dance/UProd.

SUBMIT A NOMINATION

Please note: some staff may not be listed due to eligibility requirements such as appointment or length of employment.M.

NAME—DEPARTMENT
Arnett , Roger — Information Technology
Auletti , Toni — University Productions
Baumgartner , Kimberly — Michigan Marching Band
Bibri , Randall — Piano Technology
Boyes , Christopher — Marketing and Communications
Burris , Erin — Academic and Student Affairs
Collings , Justin — University Productions
Edwards , Douglas — University Productions
Erickson , Daniel — University Productions
Erlewine , Sarah — University Productions
Francisco , Rachel — Marketing and Communications
Frischmuth , Lindsay — Finance
Goetz , Tracy — Dean’s Office
Gordon , Mark — University Productions
Gunderson , Elizabeth — University Productions
Gunning , Katie — Dance
Hartman , Theresa — University Productions
Hawkins , Emily — Piano Technology
Hill , Alvin — Information Technology
Hoskins , Sean — Dance
Kettler , Ellen — Advancement
Klamerus , Michael — Admissions
Knapp , Jen — Theatre and Drama
Lindsay , Richard — University Productions
Mashburn , Jonathan — Ensembles
McClure , Megan — Human Resources
Micou , Willie — Facilities
Miller , Devin — University Productions
Monzon , Brandon — Marketing and Communications
Myrick , Robin — Engagement and Outreach
Nowland , Alizabeth — Ensembles Library
Paterno , Maria — Advancement
Pickell , David — University Productions
Plante , Rene — University Productions
Racicot , Dane — University Productions
Reynolds III , Henry — Information Technology
Sandmaier , Elizabeth — University Productions
Savvidou , Paola — Wellness Initiative
Sebastian , Sanjiv — Piano Technology
Smith , Jonathan — Concerts and Events
Smith , Kimberly — Michigan Marching Band
Tanner , Sarah — University Productions
Taylor , Caitlin — EXCEL
VanOrnum , Scott — Accompaniment
Watkins , Donald — University Productions
Watson , Nicole — Faculty Affairs
Weatherup , Jeff — Information Technology
Weber-Lynch , Melynee — Rackham
Williamson , Tracy — University Productions
Wollner , Andrew — Information Technology
Woodman , Jessica — Advancement
Zick , Agnieszka — Piano Pedagogy Laboratory Program


SMTD Outstanding Supervisory Staff Member Award: $1500

The recipient of this award will be a full-time Staff member in a supervisory role who oversees at least one full-time, part-time, or seasonal Staff member and has passed the probationary period for initial employment.

Nominees should exhibit exemplary leadership skills, as well as qualities that instill motivation, trust, and confidence in others. This person will be a colleague that is known for dedication and unwavering support to the SMTD community.

SUBMIT A NOMINATION

Please note: some staff may not be listed due to eligibility requirements such as appointment or length of employment.

NAME—DEPARTMENT
Bolton , Joshua — Admissions
Brinker , Laura — University Productions
Casler , Erin — Ensembles
Drone , Patrick — University Productions
Eastment , Tess — Advancement
Feeny , Paul — Concerts and Events
Grijalva , Robert — Piano Technology
Hunter , Paul — University Productions
Igoe , Brian — Admissions
Kohler , Andrew — Gershwin Initiative
Krahn , Kelley — University Productions
Kuster , Andrew — MUSA
Laman , Greg — Information Technology
LaRue , Barry — University Productions
Qiu , Lydia — Accompaniment
Rau , Sarah — Engagement and Outreach
Rice , Shannon — University Productions
Smith , Leslie Ann — University Productions
Terrell , Michelle — Finance
Thauland , Benjamin — Academic and Student Affairs
Truckey , Amy — Human Resources


SMTD Outstanding Support Staff Member Award: $1500

The recipient of this award will be a full-time, part-time, or seasonal Staff member who does not supervise other full-time, part-time, or seasonal Staff (though may oversee student workers) and has passed the probationary period for initial employment.

Nominees should consistently demonstrate exceptional support to colleagues and the greater SMTD community with professionalism and kindness, and contribute above and beyond the ordinary fulfillment of listed duties.

SUBMIT A NOMINATION

Please note: some staff may not be listed due to eligibility requirements such as appointment or length of employment.M.

NAME—DEPARTMENT
Arnett , Roger — Information Technology
Auletti , Toni — University Productions
Baumgartner , Kimberly — Michigan Marching Band
Bennett , Lorie — Dean’s Office
Berg , Tanya — Finance
Bibri , Randall — Piano Technology
Boyes , Christopher — Marketing and Communications
Burris , Erin — Academic and Student Affairs
Collings , Justin — University Productions
Dresch , Deaunna — Michigan Marching Band
Edwards , Douglas — University Productions
Erickson , Daniel — University Productions
Erlewine , Sarah — University Productions
Feiner , Erin — Engagement and Outreach
Ford , Nick — Finance
Francisco , Rachel — Marketing and Communications
Frischmuth , Lindsay — Finance
Gilbert , Seth — University Productions
Goetz , Tracy — Dean’s Office
Goodson , Kathryn — Accompaniment
Gordon , Mark — University Productions
Gunderson , Elizabeth — University Productions
Gunning , Katie — Dance
Hartman , Theresa — University Productions
Hawkins , Emily — Piano Technology
Hill , Alvin — Information Technology
Hoskins , Sean — Dance
Jasperse , Isabel — Michigan Marching Band
Kettler , Ellen — Advancement
Klamerus , Michael — Admissions
Knapp , Jen — Theatre and Drama
Lefkowitz , Garrett — Engagement and Outreach
Lindsay , Richard — University Productions
Mashburn , Jonathan — Ensembles
McClure , Megan — Human Resources
Michaels , Miriam — University Productions
Micou , Willie — Facilities
Miller , Devin — University Productions
Mitchell , Taria — Admissions
Monzon , Brandon — Marketing and Communications
Myrick , Robin — Engagement and Outreach
Nowland , Alizabeth — Ensembles Library
Olsen , Becky — Academic and Student Affairs
Paterno , Maria — Advancement
Pickell , David — University Productions
Plante , Rene — University Productions
Racicot , Dane — University Productions
Reynolds III , Henry — Information Technology
Rodriguez , Margaret — Admissions
Sandmaier , Elizabeth — University Productions
Savvidou , Paola — Wellness Initiative
Sebastian , Sanjiv — Piano Technology
Smith , Jonathan — Concerts and Events
Smith , Kimberly — Michigan Marching Band
Tanner , Sarah — University Productions
Taylor , Caitlin — EXCEL
VanOrnum , Scott — Accompaniment
Watkins , Donald — University Productions
Watson , Nicole — Faculty Affairs
Weatherup , Jeff — Information Technology
Weber-Lynch , Lyn — Rackham
Williams , Haley — Admissions
Williamson , Tracy — University Productions
Wollner , Andrew — Information Technology
Woodman , Jessica — Advancement
Zick , Agnieszka — Piano Pedagogy Laboratory Program


SMTD Outstanding Staff Team Award (2 or more Staff members): $1500

The recipients of this award (divided equally among members) will be a team of 2 or more full-time, part-time, or seasonal Staff members who work collaboratively on a one-time or ongoing project, and have passed the probationary period for initial employment.

The work of this team will contribute to overall efficiency, positively impacting Staff, Faculty, and students alike. Nominees on this team should provide support and motivation to each other, demonstrate patience, collegiality, and efforts in the interest of serving the SMTD community.

SUBMIT A NOMINATION

Nominations (consisting of 300 words or less) may be submitted by SMTD Faculty and SMTD full time, part time, and seasonal staff. (Student nominations and self-nominations are not permitted.)

NOMINATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 11, 2022.

If it isn’t known which category a staff member falls under for eligibility, please check all categories that may apply and the nomination will be categorized appropriately when collected.

ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS
Chosen recipients will not be eligible for Staff awards for a two year period after being selected.
Faculty or Staff may submit nominations for more than one staff member, but cannot submit multiple nominations for one nominee.