CPC awards honor outstanding classified personnel

Each year, the Classified Personnel Council celebrates outstanding classified personnel at their annual recognition luncheon, and April 16 was no exception as Megan Skeehan, chair of the CPC, emceed the luncheon.

The council recognized all of the recipients of the various CPC awards, including the Outstanding Achievement Award, Positive Action Award, Educational Assistance Award, and Everyday Hero Award. Special recognition also went out to the CPC executive committee members as well as those completing one or more three-year terms on the council.

A special guest speaker was brought in to highlight the work for the upcoming CSU Sesquicentennial (150-year anniversary of CSU).  Frank Boring – CSU’s lead documentary filmmaker – gave the group a small taste of the documentary he is producing that will be premiered on campus and in Fort Collins in February 2020. Rocky Mountain PBS will broadcast the film in prime time, but a date has not yet been scheduled.  

Many gems from Colorado State University’s rich history have been rediscovered by Boring and his staff by digging through shelf after shelf of tapes and reels of film within the Clark Building. This includes footage of CSU’s one-year mascot – “Teddy the Bear,” footage of Andy Warhol’s visit to CSU, the Rolling Stones performing at Hughes Stadium and many other treasures that could have been lost forever had it not been for Boring and his team.

The council also recognized the winners of the Outstanding Achievement Award. These awardees were honored for their exceptional service to the University, including exceptional jobs skills, achievements and success in leadership, mentoring, and support.  These awardees also will be honored at the Celebrate! CSU event scheduled on May 9.

The Positive Action Award winners also were announced. This award recognizes individuals, groups or departments that have made a positive contribution to State Classified employees at CSU. The award is meant to showcase their efforts that foster a supportive work environment, improve campus climate, and/or positive work experiences for State Classified employees.

Lauri Loyd and Jean West were both awarded for their tremendous contributions to the morale of all Housing and Dining employees by supporting staff through employee recognition programs, staff training and workshops. Additionally, the Living Wage Committee was selected to receive this award for their efforts in ensuring no full-time employee at CSU makes less than $30,000 per year.

The Classified Personnel Council would like to thank all faculty, staff and students for making Colorado State University a great place to work, a wonderful community to thrive and a home away from home.  

For more information on the CPC and the awards after the council offers please visit our website at https://cpc.colostate.edu/.