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Employee Recognition Committee

The function of the Employee Recognition Committee is to coordinate the Staff Recognition Ceremony held each spring. At this ceremony, individual staff members are recognized for their dedicated years of service to the University as well as additional employee awards. The committee historically has met in person monthly but may move to virtual meetings for the upcoming year. Members are required to volunteer additional time leading up to the ceremony for preparations and/or on the day of the event.

Current Membership

Name Term Department Group
Sarah Smith, Co-Chair 2023-2024 Student Services, College of Allied Health 1
Nancy Geiger, Co-Chair 2023-2024 College of Nursing
Cheryl Walk 2022-2024 Department of Cell Biology, College of Medicine 3
Brenda Fox 2023-2025 Communications Sciences Disorders, College of Allied Health 1
William Andrews 2022-2024 OU HSC Parking & Transportation 7
Treva Lawson 2022-2024 Comparative Medicine 3
Kaylie Stogsdill 2022-2024 Wellness, Human Resources 7
Angela Wood 2022-2024 Business Manager, University of Research Park 7
Melissa Jones 2022-2024 Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine 3
Becky Miller 2023-20245 Medicine Infectious Diseases, College of Medicine 3
Kathy Gradnigo 2023-2025 HR Business Partners - Human Resources  7
Maria Esparza 2023-25 Student Affairs   8
Sheryl Attebery 2023-25 Stephenson Cancer Center   9
Amber Freudenberger 2023-25 Hudson College of Public Health   6

Committee Details

  • Staff Senate Standing Committee
  • Consists of at least seven (7) members, serving 2-year staggered terms (terms begin January 1 and expire December 31)
    • Two (2) individuals selected by Administration of OUHSC
    • One (1) selected by the Provost
    • Four (4) staff employees elected by the HSC Staff Senate
    • There shall not be more than one (1) member from each HSC Staff Senate Group
  • Chair of the committee is elected by the Committee, Staff Senate Chair and Staff Senate Coordinator