Finalists for Staff Achievement Awards announced

UALR sign at the entrance on S. University Dr near University Plaza on January 28, 2016.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Staff Senate has announced the eight finalists for the 2019 Staff Achievement Awards. 

A $1,000 cash award is given to the top staff member in each of three categories: Ben Fry Service to UA Little Rock, community service, and personal growth. The winners will be announced at the Staff Awards Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 26, in the Schueck, McCarty, Lexicon Inc. Auditorium in the College of Engineering and Information Technology.

“The staff members are a vital part of the success of UA Little Rock,” said Staff Senate President Angie Faller. “The finalists for the Staff Achievement Awards highlight our staff members’ incredible commitment to the university and community through hard work, service, and dedication.”

The winners of the Staff Senate Scholarship and Jerry Crittenden Employee Book Scholarship also will be announced during the awards ceremony. Staff members who are celebrating work anniversaries, have graduated in the past year, and retiring also will be recognized.

Members of the university and community are encouraged to attend the awards ceremony and reception to celebrate the achievements of UA Little Rock staff members and to wear UA Little Rock colors and apparel to show school spirit.

For more information, contact Angie Faller at 501-916-5905 or

The finalists include:

Ben Fry Service to UA Little Rock

  •      John Evans, associate athletic director for facilities and events, Little Rock Athletics
  •      Shannon Kardiak, administrative specialist, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
  •      Michael Seamon, assistant director of operations, Facilities Management

Community Service

  •      Ashley Beaty, staff interpreter, Disability Resource Center
  •      Wanda Hoover, assistant dean for external relations, William H. Bowen School of Law
  •      Kelly Rigby, administrative projects coordinator, William H. Bowen School of Law

Personal Growth

  •      Ann Marie Lott, interpreter/transcriber coordinator, Disability Resource Center
  •      Freta Rogers-Mason, information technology coordinator, Ottenheimer Library
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