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Kathy Meadows Staff Hero Award

About the Award

The Staff Hero Award was created in 2011 by Staff Council President Mary Clark and approved by the Executive Committee. The Award was renamed in 2017 in honor of long term Staff Council Administrative Officer and orginal Council member, Kathy Meadows, who retired from UNM in 2017. The Executive Committee accepts nominations at any time during the year from any staff member, Councilor or committee member that feels certain individuals deserve special recognition from the Staff Council because of their long term support for the Council. The Executive Committee considers and approves all nominations. On behalf of the Executive Committee, the Staff Council President presents recipients with a certificate during a Staff Council business meeting.


2011: Barbara Gabaldon, Dean Jojola, Kim Kloeppel, Walt Miller
2012: Theresa Everling, Merle Kennedy, Fred Rose, Sharon Scaltrito
2013: Celeste Cole, Ly Flock, Linda McCormick, Kathy McKinstry, Lisa Walden
2014: Kathy Guimond, Debbie Howard, Eliseo (Cheo) Torres
2015: Glenda Johnson, Hans Barsun
2016: Karen Mann, Josh Clifford, Joanne Kuestner, Jennifer Trujillo, Brian Vineyard, Andrew Cullen
2017: Chaouki Abdallah, Alex Gonzalez (posthumously)
2018: Tracey Briggs