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UA Little Rock announces finalists for 2020 Staff Achievement Awards

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Staff Senate has announced the finalists for the 2020 Staff Achievement Awards.

A $2,000 award will be given to the top staff member in each of three categories: Ben Fry Service to UA Little Rock, community service, and personal growth.

“The staff members are a vital part of the success of UA Little Rock,” said Staff Senate President-elect Cody Henslee. “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 three categories for nominations are:

  • Ben Fry Service to UA Little Rock – Recognition will go to an individual who is distinctive in service through committees, special events, implementation of creative ideas or support and encouragement of others.
  • Community Service – Recognition will go to an individual who has been particularly successful in organizing community events or had major achievements in civic, service, or specialty organizations/events.
  • Personal Growth – Recognition will go to an individual whose scholarship, research, or creative talent has been particularly outstanding.

The winners of the Staff Achievement Awards as well as the Staff Senate Scholarship and Jerry Crittenden Employee Book Scholarship will be announced in May.

For more information, contact Cody Henslee at

The finalists include:

Ben Fry Service to UA Little Rock

  • Geneva Galloway, administrative specialist III, Donaghey Scholars Program
  • Ronda Petray, assistant to the dean, College of Education and Health Professions
  • Russ Riegel, client support manager, Information Technology Services

Community Service

  • Eileen Devereaux Dailey, business consultant, Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center
  • Sabrenna Rodgers-Lee, director of finance, College of Social Sciences and Communication

Personal Growth

  • Kaycee Greenwood, interim director of military student success, Military Student Success Center
  • Colleen Godley, ERP business analyst and developer, Information Technology Services
  • Tara Kittrell, psychiatric nurse practitioner, Counseling Services