Distinguished Citation for Excellence Awards
The UC Davis Staff Assembly annually recognizes staff employees and employee teams who have shown outstanding achievement in general contributions, campus service, or supervision. The Citations for Excellence Committee selects outstanding individuals for their excellence in general contributions, campus service, and/or supervision, and teams for their excellence in general contributions and/or campus service. Distinguished Citation for Excellence Awardees have their name listed on the perpetual plaque at the Alumni Center. The Distinguished Citation for Excellence Awardees are also recognized system wide by the Council of UC Staff Assemblies.
2015 Campus Community Contributions Recipients - Veterinary Medicine Communications Team
Rob Warren and Trina Wood
Rob and Trina were recognized for responding to 498 media inquiries in the past year to schedule interviews with faculty and students on a wide range of topics. They also wrote and posted more than 200 stories and press releases, using social media to further distribute the information. According to Rob and Trina’s nominators, “the volume of media inquiries and resulting number of stories in the popular press and veterinary and animal health trade publications has been the major accomplishment of the communications team. These efforts have produced ripple effects for our development success, increased clinical caseload, expanded clinical trials, faculty and student recruitment efforts, and reputation enhancement.”
- Previous Citation for Excellence Award Winners
- Tatiana Plitt - Campus Service
Tatiana Plitt received the 2014 campus Citation for Excellence Award for campus service. Tatiana is the lead technician and supervisor of the Animal Technicians in the Gourley Clinical Teaching Center. The Animal Technicians provide and care for all the small animals that are used in the DVM teaching program. Tatiana oversees the dog and cat teaching colony animals and supervises all the DVM students who provide companionship and obedience training for the teaching colony dogs.
Naomi Walker - Research
Naomi Walker received the 2014 campus Citation for Excellence Award for campus research.
Julie Burges - Supervision
Julie Burges received the 2014 campus Citation for Excellence Award for supervision.
Diagnostic and Technology Development Laboratory Team of the One Health Institute
The Diagnostic and Technology Development Laboratory Team was nominated for the 2013-2014 year and received and honorable mention.
Staci Slaght, VMTRC Business Manager
Staci Slaght, Business Manager at the Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Resource Center (VMTRC) in Tulare, California received a Staff Assembly Citation for Excellence Award in 2011. The VMTRC is very proud of Staci’s unwavering commitment to getting the job done and her sincere motivation to be helpful to her co-workers and others!