Celebrating Service and Staff Virtually

Each year, UC Merced honors employees who reach service milestone anniversaries in the UC system. Service milestones mark every five years of employment as of Dec. 31. Honorees will be recognized in virtual Celebrating Service Award ceremonies hosted by each honoree’s division during the week of May 18. Everyone is invited to attend any and all virtual ceremonies.

Dates, times and Zoom links of each event will be announced later. Go here for a list of the latest honorees.

On a related note, Staff Assembly is working on ideas for bringing the staff appreciation activities into the virtual realm. The annual Staff Appreciation Week, originally set for May 19-22, will be celebrated at a time when it is determined to be safe for large gatherings. Share ideas or suggestions for staff appreciation activities below.

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DECEMBER 2019 - MARCH 2020

  • Stephanie Aceves
  • Koffi Apedoh
  • Joy Baccei
  • Jacob Baer
  • Shirley Balbin-Stacher
  • Colleen Bertuccio
  • Michael Bongiovanni
  • Anna Boyanovsky
  • Gregory Braun
  • Monica Castro
  • Charah Coleman
  • Julia Crowley
  • Garren Dansby-Pitts
  • Maria Dominguez
  • Randolph Encinas
  • Sophia Fernandez
  • David Gallegos
  • Guadalupe Garcia
  • Eduardo Gaytan Jr.
  • Michael Gonzalez Jr.
  • Jacqueline Gonzalez-Cruz
  • Sadie Gray
  • Rodolfo Gutierrez
  • Botrus J. Ishaya
  • Amanda Janish
  • Kevin Kamrar
  • Justin Lee
  • Rado Lee
  • Daisy Y. Moran
  • James McKinzie
  • Ashlee McNeill
  • Patricia Mora
  • Ramon Moradi
  • Antonio Aguilar Muniz
  • Anthony Narsi
  • Maria Nishanian
  • Guillermo Ortiz
  • Juan Zaragoza Ramirez
  • Enrique Rodriguez
  • Rosemary Salazar
  • Benjamin Santillan Ruiz
  • Joseph Swann
  • Gregory Sweet
  • Michael Torres
  • Erick Castro Vazquez
  • Lucas Wiesner
  • Mercedes Zendejas
  • Jingui Zhu
  • Luis Zuniga