Past Recipients
Congratulations to all of the past recipients of the Laurel Awards for the Division of Student Affairs and thank you to all for your hard work and dedication to the University of Miami!

Outstanding Job Performance

2016 - Michael Baumhardt, Student Activities & Student Organizations

2015 - Matthew Barnes, Orientation & Commuter Student Involvement

Suelyn Chong, Counseling Center

2014 - Jeremy Bourgoin, Housing & Residence Life

Cristina Orbeta, Orientation & Commuter Student Involvement/Butler Center

for Service & Leadership

2013 - Ernesto Escoto, Counseling Center

Maria Acosta, Housing & Residental Life

2012 - Claudia Arias-Cirinna, Dean of Students

Elena Fajardo, Wellness & Recreation

2011 - Edward Cruz, Toppel Career Center

Chelsea Matiash, Commencement

2010 - Leyla Al-Mansoori, Housing & Residence Life

Tracy Yoseff, Housing & Residence Life

2009 - Ricardo Hall, Dean of Students Office

Karen Fernandez, Toppel Career Center

2008 - Markus Ulmer, Toppel Career Center

Patricia Peña, Housing & Residence Life

2007 - Hossiella Longoria, Counseling Center

Marni Temples, Wellness & Recreation

2006 - Christian Garcia, Toppel Career Center

Eddie Rimblas, University Center

2005  - Norm Parsons, Wellness Center

Chris Booth, Wellness Center

2004 - Patricia Swift, Wellness Center

Mary Ortiz, University Center

2003 - Danny Diaz, Wellness Center

Francisco Bulfango, Wellness Center

2002 - Alan Rose, Wellness Center

Christine Ferras, Dean of Students Office

2001- Steve Spann, Wellness Center

Maria Santana, Health Center

2000 - Jon Baldessari, Housing & Residential Life

Gayle Sheeder, Dean of Students Office

1999 - Pamela Deroian, Counseling Center

Keith Savage, Wellness Center

1998 - James Smart, Residence Halls

Lorraine Miller, Wellness Center

 

Exceptional Work with Students

2016 - Nancy Del Pozzo, Dean of Students Office

2015 - Cristina Orbeta, Orientation & Commuter Student Involvement/Butler Center

Kisha Bazelais, Counseling Center

2014 - Gail Cole-Avent, Office of the Vice President

Marena Gavilan, Wellness & Recreation

2013 - Kimberly Martin, Counseling Center

Jeannette Remy, Housing & Residence Life

2012 - Patty Martely, Housing & Residence Life

Shelley Pamphile, Student Activities & Student Organizations

Steve Priepke, Dean of Students Office

2011 - Brian Orefice, Orientation & Commuter Student Involvement

Lili Jimenez, Toppel Career Center

2010 - Carrie Whiteside, Orientation & Commuter Student Involvement

Taneisha Brown, Orientation & Commuter Student Involvement

2009 - Keith Fletcher, Butler Center for Service & Leadership

Christine Ferras, Dean of Students Office

2008 - Nikki Abramson, Dean of Students Office

Dee Magill, Housing & Residence Life

2007 - V Chunoo, Toppel Career Center

Charlotte Brumer, Residence Halls

Nora Villegas, Residence Halls

2006 - Jenna Stewart, Toppel Career Center

Cristina Florez, International Student & Scholar Services

Janina Ocon, Student Activities

2005 - Kara Miller, Greek Life

Sue O'Malley, Student Life

2004 - Azuree Ashby, Butler Volunteer Center

Gloria Cooper, University Center

2003 - Nanette Vega, Multicultural Student Affairs

Angela Fletcher, Orientation

2002 - Bob Dubord, Residence Halls

Tommy Armentrout, Residence Halls

2001 - Chris Locke, Wellness Center

Linda Oglesby, Residence Halls

2000 - Cristie Carter, Dean of Students

Aruna Airan, Student Life

1999 - Mickey Rubenstein, Butler Volunteer Center

Rose Marie Slusser, Dean of Students


Outstanding New Student Affairs Employee

2016 - Aysha Daniels, Orientation & Commuter Student Involvement

Nicole Sanchez, Office of the Vice President

2015 - Patricia Arena, Counseling Center

2014 - Kathryn Andrade, Student Activities & Student Organizations

Carlos Pelaez

2013 - Alexis Cole, Housing & Residence Life

Doris Colon, Office of the Vice President

2012 - Danielle Howard, Orientation & Commuter Student Involvement

Elena Fajardo, Wellness & Recreation

2011 - Suelyn Chong, Counseling Center

Stephanie Rivas, Office of the Vice President

2010 - Frits Bigham, Toppel Career Center

2009 - Franklin McCune, Butler Center

Lexi Matiash, Commencement

2008 - Brian Orefice, Orientation

Angela Ramos, Wellness Center

2007 - Tom Soria, Wellness Center

John Tallon, Wellness Center

2006 - Ashley Falcon, Wellness Center

Ninette Arcay, Toppel Career Center

2005 - Jennifer Bevilacqua, Butler Volunteer Center

Maricela Camejo, Counseling Center

2004 - Dana Ponsky, Orientation

Daphne Mackens, Student Affairs

2003 - Keith Fletcher, Residence Halls

Natalie de Rojas, Toppel Career Center

2002 - Lisa Boyle, Dean of Students

Lisa Lazarus, Toppel Career Center

2001 - Luis Inoa, Residence Halls

2000 - Zaneeta Daver, Student Activities

Mabel Rodriguez, Student Affairs


Outstanding Department Initiative

2016 - Herbert Wellness Center 20 Anniversary Campaign & Celebration, Wellness & Recreation

2015 - Student Organization Advisor Workshop Series, Student Activities & Student Organizations

2014 - Canes After Dark- Student Activities & Student Organizations

2013 - Women's Leadership Symposium- Butler Center for Service & Leadership

2012 - Canes Care for Canes, Office of the Vice President


Outstanding Department Initiative (Non-Student Affairs)

2016 - Canes Summit for Leadership, Diversity, and Social Changes, Multicultural Student Affairs and Butler Center for Service & Leadership

2015 - Toppel Day of Service, Toppel Career Center

2014 - College MENtality Program, Multicultural Student Affairs

2013 - International Student Initiatives, Toppel Career Center


Outstanding Job Performance (Undergraduate & Graduate Students)

2016 - Rachel Ensing, Graduate

Daniel Gomez, Undergraduate

2015 - Whitney Platzer O’Regan - Graduate

Nicole Garcia - Undergraduate

2014 - Heather Stevens- Graduate

Lorena Guardia- Undergraduate

2013 - Michael Stokes- Graduate

Yifan Zhang- Undergraduate

2012 - Adam Lynch, Graduate

Jenna Oien, Undergraduate

2011- Samantha Gil, Graduate

Ariel Hernandez, Undergraduate

2010 - Gabriella Halder, Graduate

Annette Medina, Undergraduate

2009 - Sarah Bouchereau, Undergraduate

Karen Connors, Graduate

2008 - Donna Schicler, Undergraduate

Nong Ovathanasin, Graduate

2007 - Kenny Nolan, Undergraduate

Martin Cruz-Mesa, Graduate

2006 - Julia Gonzalez, Undergraduate

2005 - Napolean Santos, Undergraduate

Christopher Doell, Undergraduate

2004 - Natasha Garrett, Undergraduate

2003 - Leyla Al-Mansoori, Graduate

Fred Galata, Undergraduate

 

Unsung Hero Award

2016 - Joe Lortie, University Christian Fellowship

2015 – Rusty Clusman, UM Police Department

 

The Patricia A. Whitely Student Affairs Enrichment Award

2015 - Kathleen Batson, Housing & Residence Life

2014 - Rhonda DuBord, Wellness & Recreation

2013 - Dr. Patricia A. Whitely, Student Affairs