April 29, 2021
Photo collage of staff

The annual CAH staff awards recognize employees who have delivered exemplary service to the college and UCF.

In 2021, the College of Arts and Humanities recognized staff members for their commendable dedication to UCF and acknowledged the challenging year the employees faced. Three of these staff members received prestigious honors that include a financial award of $600 each.

In a message to all faculty and staff, Dean Jeff Moore said, “Sometimes you probably think no one notices all that you do. That’s why it’s important that I take this moment to say thanks so much for your hard work and dedication. Without you, the College of Arts and Humanities would not be what it is today. It is good to know that whatever we may find in our path for tomorrow. We have a great team to help achieve anything. Your dedication and perseverance are key to our success.”

He also thanked the awards committee, Rudy McDaniel, Fran Ragsdale and Susan Jefferson, for their assistance in reviewing the nominations.


CAH Staff Award Winners

Ashli Van Horn, CAH Dean’s Office
Recipient of the award in honor of Dr. David Vickers
Van Horn was singled out amongst her team members by her recommender for her “ability to take directions, work within her team, and perform her tasks accurately and efficiently.” She stands out for her patience, eye for detail, ability to work effectively with departments, the Dean’s Office, and other UCF units. Moving remotely this past year, Van Horn went above and beyond to accommodate and help faculty move to remote learning. She has proven that she can rise to any challenge thrown at her.

Tiffany Rivera, Department of History
Recipient of the award in honor of Dr. Bruce Whisler
Rivera’s recommender writes that “the importance of her working maintaining both our academic operations and morale cannot be understated.” Rivera has gone above and beyond this past year in particular. She adapted several projects for remote operations and uplifted the department through her relentless work as the entire university moved to remote settings due to COVID-19.

Tracey Morrison, CREATE
Recipient of the award in honor of Tony Travaglini
Morrison is an outstanding employee. “She has worked tirelessly to oversee CREATE’s outreach in the after-school and summer camp programs in addition to serving as the office manager,” her recommender states. She continues to excel at her position and has spearheaded a new program, as well being in the mists of developing a new one which she created herself.


CAH Staff Award Nominee

Joe Muley, School of Visual Arts & Design
Muley’s dedication to his work is impressive. He excels in the many aspects of his job. He is described as professional and enthusiastic. “His steady and cheerful personality, his work ethic, his respect to faculty, fellow staff and students is commendable,” his recommender states.


CAH Service Awards

Recognized for 5 years of service

  • Kayla Campana, Department of History
  • Angela Harris, Department of Philosophy
  • Ethan Watford, Department of English

For 10 years of service

  • Heather Gibson, Dean’s Office
  • Connie Harper, Center for Humanities and Digital Research

For 15 years of service

  • Trisha Farmer, Dean’s Office
  • Susan Glerum, School of Performing Arts
  • Daniel Jones, School of Performing Arts
  • Suzanne Lin, Dean’s Office
  • Angela Nichols, School of Performing Arts

For 20 years of service

  • Denise Matias, Dean’s Office

For 25 years of service

  • Sue Ann Mann, Dean’s Office
  • Cathy Radzai, Dean’s Office
  • Joe Schofield, Dean’s Office

For 35 years of service

  • Edna Rolle, Dean’s Office