Staff Council

Staff Recognition


You can nominate a staff member any time of the year! You can tell us who you nominate for Staff Member of the Month. And you can tell us you nominate for Staff Member of the Year.

Staff Member of the Month


Each month an SPU staff member is designated the Staff Member of the Month. Nominated by their peers and selected by Staff Council, these staff members exemplify service to the University, showing leadership in their staff role and elsewhere.

Julie Bukowski

Meet the July 2016 SPU Staff Member of the Month: Bobbie Childers, program coordinator for music and theatre; and adjunct faculty for social ballroom dance techniques.

Nominate an SPU staff member for Staff Member of the Month

Previous Staff Members of the Month


2016 Staff Members of the Year


Curt Jacobson and Ineliz Soto-Fuller

Ineliz Soto-Fuller, director of Undergraduate Admissions, was recognized as Exempt Staff Member of the Year. Said one nomination: "“Her testimony of God’s work in her life transcends all boundaries, making her a role model to students, women in leadership, her staff reports, and the greater Seattle community she engages with. She is a collaborative colleague and phenomenal supervisor, deeply respected by those who report to her.” Congratulations, Ineliz!

Curt Jacobson service desk manager in the Office of Facility and Project Management, was recognized as the Oral V. Hemry Non-Exempt Staff Member of the Year. Said one nomination: “Curt always goes above and beyond ... doing so with a humble heart.” In a role that works directly with students, staff, and faculty across campus, he has a reputation for a graciously accommodating and unwaveringly reliable with a work ethic that inspires others; not to mention his deep spiritual commitment evident in the way he lives out his career and personal life. Congratulations, Curt!

Previous Staff Members of the Year

Nominate a Staff Member of the Year (non-exempt or exempt)

About these awards
Each year, two Seattle Pacific University staff members are selected to receive recognition for their outstanding contributions to the SPU community. The awards include the Oral V. Hemry Non-Exempt Staff Person of the Year and the Exempt Staff Person of the Year. Awards are announced and presented at the Staff Recognition’s Forum each May. Learn more about these awards.