Award for Exceptional University Service

This award recognizes exceptional individual service contributions to UCSF by staff members who demonstrate outstanding dedication to the betterment of UCSF, devoting time as well as energy to serve the university and campus community. Award recipients exhibit extraordinary professional commitment to university service and citizenship beyond the scope of their individual functions at UCSF, and serve as role models for future generations of UCSF staff.

Eligibility Requirements for Nomination

Nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have been a career UCSF employee for at least five years with a minimum 50% staff appointment at the time of nomination.
  • Have a P-series (P2-P5) classification or equivalent classification in UCSF Health.
  • Have been vetted and endorsed by their supervisor and department head.
  • Have not previously received the award.
  • Have exhibited and sustained outstanding service to the University as delineated below by the “Selection Criteria.”
  • NOTE: Proof regarding classification and employment eligibility must be attained from your departmental personnel assistant or your Human Resources customer service representative prior to submitting a nomination.

Selection Criteria

Nominees will be evaluated per the following criteria:

  • Time – How much time beyond the scope of the nominee’s job, research, or training does the nominee devote to exceptionally serve the University?
  • Activity – How does the nominee’s service activity exceptionally surpass the responsibilities of their position?
  • Benefit – How has the University and its priorities—continuous learning, equity and inclusion, precision medicine, and transformative partnerships—substantially benefitted from this nominee’s service?
  • Participation – How does the nominee exceed expectations when actively participating, interacting, and collaborating with the campus community to provide exceptional service to the University?
  • Lasting Impact – How has the nominee’s service benefited the University over an extended period of time?

Required Nomination Materials

Please submit all nomination materials electronically:

  • Completed nomination form
  • One nomination letter citing specific examples identifying the nominee’s above and beyond service contributions per each of the “Selection Criteria.”
  • Up to two support letters citing specific examples about the nominee's above and beyond service contributions as related to the above “Selection Criteria.” Note: support letters may be endorsed by multiple supporters.

For questions, please contact Suya Colorado-Caldwell.

Past Recipients

1998

Elaine Bodeen
Eunice Chee
Daisy Leo
Rachel Mozesson
John Newman
Lynda Zammarchi

1999

Regina Dossey
Debra Harris
Robert Shadel
B. Sharon Spaulding

2000

Reggie Hamilton
Georgia Hansen
Ira Wilson-Butler

2001

Sherman Chin
Issac Sato
Lillian Wong

2002

Coral Etkin
Shane Snowdon
William Strobridge

2003

Harry James
Jeanie Murakawa
Cornel Nickelson

2004

Kenton Chee
Russell Fitzgerald
Jo Ann Lopez

2005

Ramona Lipske
Grace Nonomura
Michael Wong

2006

Yolonda James-Miller
Zoila Kelly
James Ponder
Anita Skidmore

2007

Frank Farm
Rebecca Gates
Carla Graf
Robert Lehr

2008

Carlito Reola
Janine Sabatte-Caspillo
Janet Williams

2009

Kirk Hudson
Joann LaCasse
Diane Wong

2010

Joyce Bringas
George Schoenbachler
Carol Viele

2011

Claire Lee
Jep Poon
Suzanne Sutton

2012

Barbara Bagot-Lopez
Julie Lindow
Vilma Zarate

2013

Judith Laughlin
Katherine Murphy

2014

Pamela Chu
Cristina Morrison
William Tarangioli

2015

James Betbeze
Brenda Gee
Roberto Vargas

2016

Susan Lau
Roger Mraz
Don Woodson

2017

Travis Clark
Khang Nguyen
Robert Pizzi

2018

Michael Chen
R. Sarah Elmes
Leeane Jensen