Undergraduate Academic Affairs

2020 UW Service Awards

University of Washington Service Awards celebrate our staff’s commitment to the University. Employees are recognized for every five years of service, and are awarded to all permanent contract covered, classified and regular professional staff for their continuous years of service to the University. In UAA, we’ve broadened that definition to include our staff members with faculty appointments. Collectively, the service awardees we’re celebrating this year boast a combined total of more than 300 years of service. Students and colleagues throughout all of UAA benefit from their creativity and expertise. 

Meet the 2020 Service Award Recipients. We asked each awardee to list all departments they worked for while at UW, describe their UW experience in five words and to send us a photo — either of themselves or something that has significance to their experience at UW.  

 


25 years


Photo of Kelly ChapmanKelly Chapman

  • Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs: Childcare Assistance Program for Students
  • Student Life: Office of Ceremonies
  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs: Honors Program
  • UW Medicine: Neurosurgery

connection, awareness, mindfulness, family, home


20 years


Juliana-VillegasJuliana Villegas

  • College of Arts & Sciences: Department of English, Women’s Center
  • Northwest Center for Research on Women
  • Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity: Early Identification Program, Instructional Center
  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs: Honors Program
  • University Libraries: Suzzallo Library

empathy, seeking, learning, always curious

Lia WetzsteinLia Wetzstein

  • Learning in Informal and Formal Environments Center
  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs: Community College Research Initiatives
  • University of Washington Tacoma

Colleagues, systems, change, improving equity

Li YangLi Yang

  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs: Office of Educational Assessment

Eating the sugar cane backward.


15 years


Photo of Luis BowdenLuis Bowden

  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs: First Year Programs
  • Student Life: UW Recreation

rewarding, fulfilling, challenging, welcoming, supportive

Photo of Robin ChangRobin Chang

  • Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs: Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

lively, varied, rich, rapid, purple

Photo of Jennifer-HarrisJennifer Harris

  • Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity: Early Identification Program, McNair Scholars Program
  • Student Affairs: Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs
  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs: Office of Educational Assessment, Undergraduate Research Program

inpiring, life-changing, supportive, student-centered, fun

Photo of Brook-KellyBrook Kelly

  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs: Honors Program

varied, travel, growth, respect, friendship

Group photo with Francesca LoFrancesca Lo

  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs: Community Engagement & Leadership Education Center, Husky Leadership Initiative, Pipeline Project

community, learning, growth, partnerships, purpose

Photo of Rosa-E.-RamirezRosa E. Ramirez

  • Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity: HR & Payroll, McNair Scholars Program, Early Identification Program, Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center
  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs: Student Academic Services

educational, beauty, challenges, growth, family

Photo of Kurt XystKurt Xyst

  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs: Undergraduate Advising
Undergraduate Advising

Pushing beyond what seems inevitable.


10 Years


Photo of Nancy HertzogNancy B. Hertzog, Ph.D.

  • College of Education: Learning Sciences & Human Development
  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs: Robinson Center for Young Scholars

busy, challenging, rewarding, interesting, fun

Photo of Adiam-TesfayAdiam Tesfay, she/her

  • Student Life: Disability Resources for Students
  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs: Academic Support Programs, Summer Advising & Orientation support

inspiring, challenging, lonely, collaborative, growth

Photo of LeAnne-WilesLeAnne Wiles

  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs: First Year Programs

exciting, inspiring, scale, supportive, transformational


5 Years


Group photo with Joslin BoroughsJoslin Boroughs

  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs: Undergraduate Advising

Time flies when you’re multitasking.

Photo of Jeremy-CaciJeremy Caci

  • College of Arts & Sciences: Center for Advanced Technology in the Arts & Humanities, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization
  • The Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking & Technology Center
  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs: Office of the Dean, Office of Educational Assessment

“Funk is a non-profit organization.”—“Funkentelechy” by Parliament.

Photo of Annabel-CholicoAnnabel Cholico

  • College of Education
  • Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity: Academic Counseling Services, TRIO Student Support Services
  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs: Mary Gates Endowment for Students

amazing, life-changing, challenging, enjoyable

Group photo with Carey ChristieCarey Christie

  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs: Honors Program

questioning, caring, authentic, fun, big

Photo of Kathryn-GrubbsKathryn Grubbs

  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs: Robinson Center for Young Scholars

challenging, growing, connecting, adventurous, impactful

Group phhot with Carlos-GuillenCarlos Guillen

  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs: First Year Programs

Thankful for my amazing colleagues!

Photo of Laura-B.-HarringtonLaura B. Harrington

  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs: Office of Educational Assessment

experience, challenges, community, technology, testing

Photo of Chloe-MaharChloe Mahar

  • School of Nursing
  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs: Robinson Center for Young Scholars

supportive community and professional growth

Photo of Carissa MayerCarissa Mayer

  • Student Life: Housing & Food Services
  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs: Honors Program

family, laughter, rewarding, transformative, fun

Photo of Jessica-E.-SalvadorJessica Salvador

  • College of Education: Leadership in Higher Education
  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs: Undergraduate Research Program

Working towards dismantling systemic inequalitites.

Photo of Emily SmithEmily Smith

  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs: Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

connecting, supportive, innovating, developing, reflecting