2021 Our Common Ground Staff Award Recipients

  • Lisa Anderson, Mail Services Supervisor, Print and Mail Center
  • Lina Balcom, Interim Director of Student Life
  • Dana Braunegg, LPN, Student Health Services, Center for Health & Wellbeing
  • Veronika Carter, University Registrar
  • Gary Derr, Vice President for Operations and Public Safety
  • Stephanie Dion, Assistant Dean of Human Resources and Business Operations, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Nick Lemon, Information Systems Technical Support, Larner College of Medicine
  • Sarah Mell, Coordinator of Outreach and Education, Women and Gender Equity (WAGE) Center
  • Susan Munkres, Director, Community-Engaged Learning Office (CELO)
  • Kelly O'Malley, Coordinator of Presidential Events
  • Cathy Rahill, Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development and Academic Affairs
  • Tiffanie Spencer, Director of Diversity and Community Engagement, College of Education and Social Services
  • Katherine Strotmeyer, Communications and Community Outreach Director, University of Vermont Cancer Center


Previous Award Recipients



  • Patricia Corcoran, Associate Dean for Student Services, College of Arts and Sciences,
  • Joe Gervais, Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance and Sport Administration
  • Erin Montgomery, Coordinator of Faculty Development and Graduate Education, Larner College of Medicine
  • Ferene Paris Meyer, Program Director for the First Year Experience, Center for Academic Success
  • Kunie Renaud, Business Manager, College of Education and Social Services
  • Ben Wilmett, Assistive Technology Access Specialist, Center on Disability and Community Inclusion, College of Education and Social Services


  • Holly Brevent, Administrative Coordinator, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Michael Cross, Custodial Maintenance Worker
  • Tiffany Delaney, Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Kate Ford, Office Manager, Residential Life
  • John Mejia, Assistant Director for Off-Campus Services, Mosaic Center
  • Julia Russell, Associate Chief Information Officer


  • Blanka Caha, Business Accountant Specialist, Student Government Association
  • Bev Colston, Director of the ALANA Student Center
  • Emily Creller, Mentor Teacher, UVM Campus Children's School, College of Education and Social Services
  • Kim Howard, Director of the Office of International Education
  • Scott Miller, Maintenance Project Coordinator, University Libraries
  • Anna Smiles-Becker, Career Counselor and Internship Coordinator, UVM Career Center


  • Kailee Brickner McDonald, Director of the Dewey House for Community Engagement
  • Maggie Caldwell, Business Process Re-Engineering Team
  • Jennifer Fath, Director of Student Services, School of Business Administration
  • Pamela Gardner, Director of the UVM Career Center
  • Keith Smith, Men’s Outreach Coordinator/Mental Health Counselor, University Counseling & Psychiatry Services.
  • Monika Ursiny, Business Manager, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences