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Awards & Recognition

The VOICES Champion Award is given to individuals and groups that visibly support VOICES and carry forward its mission of staff engagement. VOICES Champions are remarkable individuals who through their service, generosity and leadership help make the University of Michigan a better and more caring place to learn, work, heal and discover.

The VOICES Champion award recognizes an individual, group, or unit that has supported and carried forward the VOICES of the Staff mission of staff engagement in a visible way.


2013 Champion Awards Winners

  • Ellen Copeland-Brown, Administrative Manager, UMHS Revenue Cycle
  • Jean Tennyson, Human Resource Consultant and Coordinator of Diversity Recruitment
  • Peter Kyryluk, Supervisor in Parking and Transportation Services
  • Etta MacDonagh-Dumler, University Human Resources


2012 Champion Awards Winners

  • Christopher Tremblay,  Assistant Vice Chancellor, U-M Dearborn
  • Chris Miller, Benefits Specialist, Benefits Office, retired
  • Louise Baldwin, Associate Director of the International Center
  • Staney DeGraff and the Collaborative Innovative Network design team
  • Diane Vasquez, Director of Human Resources Operations, University Human Resources


2011 Champion Awards Winners

  • Jeff DeGraff, clinical professor, Management and Organizations, Ross School of Business
  • Reva Frye, Hospital Security Services,
  • Denise Stegall, UHR Records & Information services
  • Ann Ross, UHR Strategy & Planning

2010 Champion Awards Winners

  • Former U-M Provost Teresa Sullivan
  • Joel Slemrod
  • Mary Cardwell
  • VOICES Diversity team
  • Melanie Barnett
  • Doug Hovey

2009 Champion Awards Winners

  • Anocha Cornell
  • Mary Ceccanese
  • Karen Dickinson
  • Women of Color Task Force
  • Joan Curran

2008 Champion Awards Winners

  • Bitsy Lamb & Dave Miller
  • Professor Jane Dutton
  • FAST Connections
  • Health Management Change Management Project Team
  • Sally Johnson