Glass award plaque of UNLV for 25 years of dedicated service

Classified Employee Awards

The Classified Staff Council represents and serves classified employees and is an advisory group to the president of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The council recognizes the importance of being actively involved in creating a more collaborative campus community.

Qualifications for Nominees Include

  • Classified employee at UNLV (either full time, part time or intermittent status)
  • Must have been employed at UNLV for at least 90 days
  • Must not have won the award within the most previous 12 months

Employee of the Month Nominations

If you know a classified employee who deserves an opportunity at this noteworthy award, please submit your nominations by the 15th of the month, or by the Friday before, should the 15th fall on a weekend.

Nomination forms can be downloaded or requested by emailing Barbara Richards at The completed nomination form can be sent electronically to or submit a hard copy of the nomination form to mail stop 6021.

Employee of the Month - Awardees

Hector Mariche
Hector Mariche (Custodial Services) - January 2020
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Esther Williams (Anthropology) - December 2019
Tifara Rachal
Tifara Rachal (Dental Medicine Clinical Sciences) - November 2019
Allison Laney
Allison Laney (Public Health) - October 2019
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  Lori Boren (Math Learning Center) - September 2019
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  Barbara Shallcross (Biomedical Sciences) - August 2019
A man standing next to a woman holding up a certificate.
  Elsa Juarez (Mathematical Science) - July 2019

President's Classified Employee and Rookie of the Year

Nominations for the Presidents Classified Employee of the Year and Rookie of the Year are accepted a month prior to the Annual Classified Staff Awards Ceremony in the Summer. If you would like to nominate a classified employee who excels on the job, has a superb work ethic, or is an outstanding employee in some other way, please submit a nomination. Multiple nominations can be submitted. Awards will be presented at the Classified Staff Awards Ceremony.

Please join us in congratulating the following winners at this year's award luncheon:

2019 President's Classified Employee of the Year

  • 1st Place - Tamara Marino, Education & Information Officer with the Office of Community Engagement
  • 2nd Place – Rakita Perera, Graphic DesignerII with Information Technology - Projects, Planning, and Assessment
  • 3rd Place – Patricia Butler, Administrative Assistant III with the Department of Finance

2019 President's Classified Employee of the Year Nominees

  • Violeta Aromin - Foundation Finacne
  • Theresa Boucher - Lee Business School
  • Cassandra Davidson-Bryant - Academic Sucess Operations
  • Anna Drury - Business External Relations
  • Cindy Lee - Department of Physics & Astronomy
  • Mary Yedinak - Honors College

2019 President's Classified Employee Rookie of the Year

  • 1st Place – Joanna DiBella - Executive Vice President & Provost Office

2019 President's Classified Employee Rookie of the Year Nominees

  • Remedios Almanzan - Department of Criminal Justice
  • Daniela Lopez - Department of Theatre
  • Leena Lopez - School of Architecture
  • Eva Perez - Information Technology Human Resources
  • Breann Wickson - Marketing & International Business
  • Tanya Williams - Foundation Information Technology & Records