Student Affairs Celebrates Employees at the Annual Louies Reception

May 7, 2014 - Dorene DiNaro

Louie Award Group with 125 numbersIn front of a packed SUB Ballroom, the Division of Student Affairs honored its best and brightest at the annual Louie awards ceremony on April 30.   This year attendees were treated to an Around the World in 125 Days themed ceremony—a knockoff of the Around the World in 80 Days film, with a UNM 125 year celebration twist.

 Louie winners for 2014 include:  James Perea, Health Sciences Library; Kate Krause, University and Honors College; Veronica Plaza, Office of Community Health; and Henry Villegas, Athletics, who were each awarded with the Outstanding Student Service Provider award; Karrye Jones Pluviose, UNM Children's Campus who won the Employee of the Year award; Jesus Rodriguez, College Enrichment Center who was awarded the Student Affairs Student Employee Award; Nick Lockwood, Residence Life and Student Housing, who was awarded the Fellow of the Year award, and Jaen Ugalde, Community Engagement Center who was awarded the Student Community Service award.  Each award recipient was given a coveted golden Louie statue and other goodies.

 The Student Affairs Fellows are responsible for coordinating the ceremony every year.  Winners are selected based on their service within the Division and their contributions to improving the lives of students at the University.  The Outstanding Student Service Provider is a University-wide award open to anyone working at UNM.

“This is a great way to honor our employees, which includes students, faculty and staff, for their work and dedication to our Division and the University throughout the year,” says Dr. Eliseo Torres, Vice President for Student Affairs.  “Every year, the Student Affairs fellows work very hard to make sure this ceremony is a memorable experience for everyone involved.”