Written by Angelita Faller
UA Little Rock will honor the hard work and achievements of its staff members during Staff Celebration Week April 5-9.
Staff Senate will announce the winners of the Staff Achievement Awards. A $3,000 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 Jenn McDannold. “The Staff Achievement Awards highlight our staff members’ incredible commitment to the university and community through hard work, service, and dedication.”
Staff Senate will also announce the winners of the Staff Senate Scholarship and Jerry Crittenden Employee Book Scholarship.
The UA Little Rock community is encouraged to join the celebration of staff members by highlighting offices that have gone above and beyond in the past year by filling out a praise form, join the conversation on the Staff Senate Facebook page, and share your staff stories on social media using #WeHeartOurStaff. You can also visit a Sodexo eatery on campus, write a message for staff members, and then place it on the Trojan logo cutouts at Starbucks, Wow Café, and more.
The UA Little Rock Staff Senate will host a Staff Awards Celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 30, in the Donaghey Student Center, where award winners and staff members celebrating work anniversaries, retirement, and educational achievements can drop by to pick up their awards and certificates and have their picture taken.
The members of the Staff Awards Committee behind the celebrations include Cadence Baise, Jordan Breckenridge, Serifatu Buford, Shannon Gwinn, Cody Henslee, Jenn McDannold, Anissa Sonia-Williams, and Samantha Wiley.