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STAR Awards

The Division of Student Affairs recognizes Staff That Are Remarkable (STARs), who have made significant contributions to their department or to the division. STAR Awards takes the time to recognize: acts of kindness, going above and beyond their job duty, collaborating with others to start a new program, being a mentor, or demonstrating a long-standing commitment to student learning and personal development. These individuals may have created innovative programs, served as organizational advisers or mentors, or played a role in helping student organizations realize their full potential.

Nominations for 2017 awards are now closed.

2017 STAR Awards Committee members

  • Elizabeth Ainsworth, Counseling Center (chair)
  • Matthew Arnold, Residential Life
  • Ashley Brickley, Disability Center
  • Adela Caratti. Campus Dining Services
  • Lisa Crader, Student Life
  • Ellen Guthrie, Student Affairs
  • Suzy Hempel, Student & Auxilary Services
  • Brooke Maher, Student Health Center
  • Christina Rial, MizzouRec
  • Matt Wheeler, Student & Auxiliary Services
STAR Awards opening

Vice Chancellor Cathy Scroggs speaks to staff at the opening of the STAR Awards Ceremony April 2, 2015.

"Minute to Win It" competition

Department representatives compete in a “Minute to Win It” competition. From left: Frankie Minor, Residential Life; Michael Wuest, Campus Dining Services; Jennifer McGarr, STAR Awards committee member; and David Wallace, Counseling Center.

Outstanding Program award

STAR Awards committee member Shannon Dennis announces the 2015 Outstanding Program award recipient: The Mizzou Black Men’s Initiative.

Department representatives compete in another “Minute to Win It” competition. From left: Joe Schaefer, The Mizzou Store; Tim Koske, MizzouRec; and Barb Hammer, Disability Center.