Staff Recognition

In 2002 the Department of Anthropology Staff received the Outstanding Staff Team Award from the University of Arizona and from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. These awards were in recognition of their successful efforts in creating and administering the "Traditions, Transitions, Treasures" silent and live anthropology auction, an endeavor that raised over $30,000 for the Scholarship Fund of the Anthropology Department. Several individual staff members have also received recognition.

Current Employees: 

  • Ben Beshaw, Accountant, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Classified Staff Member in 2010.
  • Charla Dain, Administrative Assistant, University of Arizona and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Staff Team Awards in 2002.
  • Catherine Lehman, Administrative Associate, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Classified Staff Member in 2009.
  • Veronica Peralta, Senior Business Manager, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Classified Staff Member in 2012, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean's Award for Excellence in 2008.
  • Ann Samuelson, Academic Advisor, University of Arizona Outstanding Professional Advisor finalist in 2014

Previous Employees:

  • Eddie Caratachea, Business Manager, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean's Excellence Award in 2014.
  • Norma C. Maynard, Manager of Administration (Retired), University of Arizona and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Staff Team Awards in 2002; University of Arizona Staff Award for Excellence in 1997; College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Classified Staff Member in 1995; Apple Award - Top Ten Faculty, Pima Community College, East Campus in 1982 and 1983.
  • Barbara A. Fregoso, Administrative Associate (Retired), College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Classified Staff Member 1994 and 2007, University of Arizona and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Staff Team Awards in 2002.
  • Carol Gifford, Editor (Retired), The Raymond H. Thompson Award in 2014, University of Arizona and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Staff Team Awards in 2002, Anthropological Papers of the University of Arizona, Victor R. Stoner Award of the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society 1998; College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Classified Staff Member 1999.
  • Dirk Harris, Senior Systems Support Analyst, University of Arizona and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Staff Team Awards in 2002, University of Arizona Staff Award for Excellence 2001.
  • Maria Rodriguez, Senior Business Manager (Retired), BARA, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Classified Staff Member 2012.
  • Catherine Snider, Associate Accountant, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Classified Staff Member 2011, University of Arizona and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Staff Team Awards in 2002.
  • Ellen Stamp, Business Manager (Retired), University of Arizonaand College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Staff Team Awards in 2002, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Classified Staff Member 1998 and 2002.
  • Mary Stephenson, Administrative Secretary (Retired), University of Arizona and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Staff Team Awards in 2002.
  • Diana Vidal, Senior Academic Advisor (Retired), University of Arizona and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Staff Team Awards in 2002.