Dept: Housing Administration Nominator: Meggan Macias "Ms. Arroyo has gone above and beyond in helping our family navigate housing difficulties this year. She has personally followed up with us to ensure my son- a transfer student- didn’t fall through the cracks."
Dept: Leeds Office of Career Strategy Nominator: Michael Bortnowski and Emma Pearson "She is the epitome of invested in her students' success and an incredible asset to the business school and CU...She is an incredible mentor and a friend as well."
Dr. Ellen Broering
Dept: Department of Chemistry Nominator: Jenny Deschane "Dr. Broering has worked hard to make sure her students understand the subject matter, feel connected to her, and feel connected to each other...As a parent, I cannot express my gratitude towards Dr. Broering for working so hard to teach and connect with her students."
Dr. Lisa Corwin
Dept: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Nominator: Amy Dunbar-Wallis "Dr. Corwin very intentionally creates and fosters a positive learning community that spans institutions, and across levels at CU. With every opportunity presented to Dr. Corwin, she finds a way to bring others along with her to benefit from the experience."
Dept: Housing Administration Nominator: Jasmyn Olivas "Meagan is an incredible person all around...I was then lucky enough to have Meagan as my hall director years later when I joined Res life. Her commitment to student success continued on in this role. She went out of her way to make personal connections with not just the staff, but the residents in the building."
Dept: Career Services Nominator: Francesca Torsiello, Grace Stringfellow, Adam Alemzada, Natalie Furtick, Elizabeth Chester, Nasurudin Furi, Lizzy Chester "Jasimine has supported each of us in our roles as student-staff members of the office, guided us through our paths as undergraduate students at CU and young adults trying to make sense of the world. We want to thank Jasimine in a meaningful way for everything she has done for us and for how hard she works to support CU students. We could not ask for a better boss."
Dept: Office of Financial Aid Nominator: Galina Chernikova "Nobody in our family experienced before the complex business of applying for college, particularly applying for financial aid...We got help from somebody who was inviting us to be a part of CU Boulder family."
Dept: Residence Life Nominator: Craig Kuehnert and Meagan D'Souza "Shane is just two years into his role as a Hall Director at CU, but his impact on student leaders is already profound...The care that Shane exerts is unparalleled, and the attention to detail that he places into his work is noticeable by many"
Dept: Office of Advancement Nominator: Martine Kaufmann "He epitomizes the kind of mentor that all parents hope to find for their children during their college experience...His genuine concern and willingness to offer solutions gave us stability when my son wanted connection."
Dr. Brett King
Dept: Department of Psychology & Neuroscience Nominator: Hannah Byrne "Doctor King has gone above and beyond in helping me figure out what it is I want to do in the future...King taught me that my options are wide open, and I need to take advantage of the fact that the world is my oyster, and he shows all that is possible with the use of some brainpower!"
Dr. Jonathan Kish
Dept: Department of Applied Mathematics Nominator: Tyndall Rounsefell "Kish is the most understanding and fun professor I’ve ever had. His classes are incredibly engaging and interesting. He also manages to recognize that his students are real people with their own struggles and successes outside of academics."
Dept: Department of Cinema Studies and Moving Image Arts Nominator: Michelle Klar "Jeanne Liotta not only has provided an educational environment that has allowed my daughter to have a place she can share ideas and grow, but has also given her students experiences outside of the classroom that have allowed them to get excited about the world of film and meet other professionals...Jeanne not only excels in her teaching and pedagogy, but recognizes that without relationships and compassion- students will not thrive."
Dept: Department of Integrative Physiology Nominator: Sarah Bellatti "She exemplifies the heart of CU Boulder through her excellence in academia, insight, and compassion...Teaching is clearly not just a job for her - it is a passion and lifestyle."
Dept: College of Media, Communication and Information Nominator: Chrissy Harrison, Lisa Flores, Sara Jamieson, Karen Ashcraft "David deserves to be recognized for his over 30 years' of tireless work on this campus to enhance the student experience, especially for students who are first-generation and those from historically underrepresented groups...David goes above and beyond to help students succeed - not just in their academics, but in their lives."
Dr. Christy McCain
Dept: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Nominator: Austin Nash "Dr. Christy McCain exemplifies the transformative potential that a professor can have on young student's lives in college. Dr. McCain changes undergraduate student's lives by providing opportunities in her lab that allow students to take the next steps in their education through research...She has helped me realize my dreams."
Dept: Department of Mechanical Engineering Nominator: Graham Blanco and Andrew Starr "Kat is one of the most helpful and communicative faculty I have interacted with in the Mechanical Engineering department...I am constantly inspired by her hard work and dedication to promoting professional growth in the Mechanical Engineering department...She excels at her job and genuinely cares about the success of students."
Dept: College of Media, Communication and Information Nominator: Christine Little "She was honest and real with the students about the struggles of adjusting to zoom and gave them space to explore their own struggles with making the adjustment. It was very beneficial to Henry and his own ability to be successful as a remote college student. Professor McClean was able to build a sense of community across zoom!!"
Dr. Clara Park
Dept: Department of Political Science Nominator: Anna Sophia Rorrer Warren "Dr. Park is an outstanding individual who consistently goes above and beyond to promote the well-being, knowledge, and success of her students...It is obvious through the effort Dr. Park puts into providing lecture materials, connecting students to related areas of interest, and supporting students in academic papers and exams that she takes immense pride in her role as an educator."
Dr. Karen Ramirez
Dept: Department of Arts & Humanities Nominator: Dario Garcia "Dr. Karen Ramirez encapsulates everything that defines not only an impeccable professor and advisor, but also an amazing person...Dr. Ramirez’s influence extends beyond her support of me and other students. Dr. Ramirez is an advocate and ally for teaching activism in all aspects of CU Culture."
Dept: College of Arts & Sciences Nominator: Robin MacLaughlin and Daniel Maclaughlin "Michael Shernick goes out of his way to help students at CU. He is kind, thoughtful, responsive, helpful and professional...He embodies all that CU Boulder could ever hope to be."
Dept: Leeds School of Business Nominator: Whitley Williams "She is passionate about connecting young professionals with potential employers and providing us with tools to excel in our future endeavors...The CU Boulder community benefited from her actions by demonstrating excellence in her service and fostered a campus environment of inclusion, collaboration and personal responsibility."