College of Charleston to Celebrate Staff, Present Staff Awards

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The annual Staff Celebration Lunch and Staff Awards Presentation is scheduled for June 5, 2024.

CofC staff clapping

The College of Charleston’s annual Staff Celebration Lunch and Staff Awards Presentation is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on June 5, 2024, in the F. Mitchell Johnson Physical Education Center gym (30 George St.). There will also be a virtual option (link to be provided) for those who cannot attend in person.

Organized by the Staff Advisory Committee to the President (SAC), this annual event brings staff together for food, fellowship and festivities while also recognizing the hard work and dedication of the employees nominated by their colleagues for the annual Staff Awards.

This year’s celebration features a taco bar lunch and a build-your-own churro dessert bar, sponsored by the Denny’s FUNd “Putting Fun to Work” crew.

The nominees for the 2024 Staff Awards are listed below under their respective award category.

Permanent Staff Employee of the Year ($1,500 prize for the primary recipient and $500 prize to four additional recipients):

  • Ghadir Abuein
  • Jenny Gilson Alstad
  • Shannon Bassett
  • Kimber Bates
  • Miles Boinest
  • Joh-nette Brown 
  • Alison Bruce
  • Laura Cergol
  • Lisa Christian
  • James Comfort
  • Martin Diaz-Rios
  • Mouna DiBenedetto
  • Shanon Dooley
  • Tyrek Foster
  • Katie Gabbert
  • Kimberly Gertner
  • Richard A. “Bubba” Gillard
  • Darlene Gottschalk 
  • Melanie Greene
  • Sarah Harvey
  • Joy Heinzman
  • Carin Jorgensen
  • Jesse Kunze
  • Mike Ledford
  • Debby Marindin
  • Katie Monk
  • Melissa Ochal
  • Aimee Pfeifer
  • Callie Fleming Renner
  • Taryn Sprankles
  • Priscilla Thomas
  • Rashad Towns
  • Rebecca Utz
  • Spencer Ward
  • Kristen L. White
  • Becca Whited
  • Markus Williams
  • Meredith Wilson

Temporary Staff Employee of the Year ($1,500 prize for the primary recipient and $500 prize to two additional recipients):

  • Haley Blevins
  • Sydney Conrad
  • Ford Fraipont
  • Elise Hussey
  • Amelia LeCompte
  • Rita Wedge
  • Shoshana Weiss

The Outstanding Staff Member Presidential Service Award ($1,500 for the recipient) will be presented to the top overall scorer from all nominees – temporary and permanent.

All awardees are selected and voted on by a committee within SAC, with final input from the President’s Office and the leadership team.

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