We are pleased to share the recent winners from the annual Occidental College Employee Recognition Ceremony!

Award Descriptions

Sarah A. Gilman Memorial Award for Occidental College Staff
This award is presented in honor of former staff member Sarah A. Gilman. Recipients are non-exempt staff members, selected on the basis of outstanding service to the College or special achievement within their departments. Eligible employees must be full-time (at least 30 hours per week) and have served for a minimum of three years.

Carolyn D. Adams Memorial Award for Occidental College Administrators
This award is presented in honor of former administrator Carolyn D. Adams. Recipients are exempt administrator/professional staff members selected on the basis of outstanding performance, effort and achievement at the College. Eligible employees must be full-time with a minimum of three years of service.

L. Robert Torres Memorial Award (Distinguished Newcomer Award)
This award is presented in honor of former administrator L. Robert Torres. Recipients are either an Oxy staff member or administrator/professional staff member selected on the basis of outstanding performance, effort and achievement at the College. Eligible employees must be employed for at least one year and up to three years.

2024

Sarah A. Gilman Memorial Awardees

Magdalena Cortes, Cleaning Services B

Monica Jones, Food Services Manager

Carolyn D. Adams Memorial Awardees

Kristi Allen, AVP for Institutional Planning

Staahl Almeida, Asst Director Analytics/ Reporting

L. Robert Torres Memorial Awardees

Sheryl Reinschmidt, Director of Financial Aid

Jessica Ochoa, Human Resources Recruitment Administrator

2023

Sarah A. Gilman Memorial Awardees

Beatrice Gonzales, Theater

Michael Reyes, Facilities Management

Carolyn D. Adams Awardees

Albina Ferreyra, Facilities/Planning, Design and Construction

Ronald Siliezar, Budget and Planning Office

L. Robert Torres Awardee

Veronika "Anaid" Garcia Figueroa, Office of the VP of Finance and Planning

2022

Sarah A. Gilman Awardees

William Roman, Facilities Management

Olivia Sabins, Athletics

Carolyn D. Adams Awardee

Vannessa Alvarado, Registrar's Office

L. Robert Torres Memorial Awardee

Isaiah Thomas, Residence Life

Dr. Tetsuo Otsuki, Humanitarian Awardees

Marty Sharkey, Marketing & Communications

James Uhrich, ITS

Presidential Medal for Distinguished Service

Amy Munoz, Hospitality Services

Jim Tranquada, Marketing & Communications

Barbara Valiente, Business Office

2021

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Sarah A. Gilman Awardees

Angela Choi, Hospitality Services

Joseph Jordan, Facilities Managemeent

Carolyn D. Adams Awardees

Allie Gordon, Marketing & Communications

Vivian Garay Santiago, Student Affairs

Chelsea Muñoz Williams, Vantuna Research Group

L. Robert Torres Memorial Awardees

Lara Nassar, Institutional Advancement

Omar Mejorado, Emmons Wellness Center

Dr. Tetsuo Otsuki, Humanitarian Awardee

Sara Semal, Emmons Wellness Center

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