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Outstanding staff celebrated at York St John University

Published: 12 June 2012

The dedication and outstanding contribution of staff at York St John University was celebrated on Monday 11 June during the University’s first Celebrating Exceptional People Awards. 

The awards have been introduced to give recognition to individuals and teams who have provided an outstanding contribution to the student experience at York St John University.  This year’s winners were presented with their awards at a special ceremony alongside ten members of staff who were recognised for their huge contributions over the past 25 years with long service awards.

Vice Chancellor, Professor David Fleming, said: “We are delighted to have such a committed team.  The strong message coming through all nominations is the impact that every nominee has on the experience of our students and how vital their work is to the success of the University.  Every member of staff should be incredibly proud of being nominated; it is a reflection of their significant contribution to making the student experience at York St John University so exceptional.”

The winners of the four Celebrating Exceptional People Awards were Chris Bartram, senior lecturer in Music, John Gray, senior lecturer in Sport, Health & Life Sciences, Liz Mellor, reader in Music and the Student Advice Team led by Kathryn Ward and comprising Stephanie Ley, Debbie Moody, Aimee Ross, Rachel Draper, Karen Senior, Gelayol Holme, Sarah Howat and Wendy Kirk. 

Long service awards for completing 25 years of continuous service were presented to Jane Appleton, cleaner; Duncan Brooks, senior lecturer in Design; Hilary Hunt, faculty admin manager, Faculty of Arts; Chris Elias, senior lecturer in Business Management, York St John University Business School; Stephen Friend, senior lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies, Education & Theology; Greg Hoyland,  senior lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies, Education & Theology; Tina Holliday, management accounts technician, Finance; Bryan Jones, resource acquisition librarian, Information Learning services; Kevin Colbert, Higher York Access Centre manager, Student Services; Liz Whitaker, senior careers information advisor, Student Services. 

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