UCF 2018 Annual Employee Awards Program

It takes over 13,000 employees to create UCF's diverse, welcoming environment and so many opportunities for students to grow, learn and succeed. On October 19, 2018, President Whittaker recognized some of those outstanding employees at Human Resource’s 46th Annual Employee Awards Program held at the Student Union Pegasus Ballroom.

UCF Employees, their families and co-workers braved a rainy day on campus and came to the Student Union to celebrate a year of BIG accomplishments

Several employees were recognized for special awards this year...

• The Surplus Property team in Facilities & Safety was awarded the 2018 Prudential Productivity Award by Florida TaxWatch which acknowledges individuals and organizations that reduce costs and improve services for taxpayers. The team includes Joshua Haupt, Hugo Infinger, Russ Kraft, Andrew O’Mara, Lance Watkins, Christopher Rausch and Eli Rivera-Maldonado (not pictured).

• Debra Urban, Senior Administrative Assistant in the College of Nursing, received the USPS Employee of the Year Award of $2,500 for exceptional performance.
• Dr. Michael T. Callahan, Director of Information Systems in the Burnett Honors College, received the Gabor A&P Excellence Award of $2500 for contributions above-and-beyond the normal scope of duty.
• Crystal Colvenbach, Public Affairs Coordinator in Student Health Services, was given the United Way Advocacy Leadership Award for outstanding initiative and leadership during UCF’s 2017 United Way Campaign.

Get to know our 35- and 45-year-honorees in this video:

Thank you Christi, Ina, Jim and Ernie!
All milestone anniversary employees received gifts for their years of service. Here's a sample of what they took home...

After the program, we gathered with family and co-workers for a catered meal in the Key West Ballroom.

Who else celebrated UCF anniversaries? Take a peek at the list of folks who received commemorative gifts and congratulations from Dr. Whittaker (and Knightro!) for celebrating 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 45 years at UCF.

We broadcast Live from the program and saved you a seat. You can watch it any time on our YouTube channel.

You don't have to wait for the Annual Employee Awards Program each year to recognize an outstanding co-worker or employee...

See you in 2019 when we celebrate another year of anniversaries and outstanding accomplishments from our employees.

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