The Department of Public Safety at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs honored several employees during a Dec. 5 lunch attended by department staff, UCCS administrators and special guest Pete Carey, chief, Colorado Springs Police Department. Those receiving awards were:
Russ Wilcox, Employee of the Year Award — Wilcox, transportation manager, Department of Public Safety, was recognized for consistently exceeding expectations in the areas of customer service, quality of work, teamwork and positive attitude.
Jeremy Simenson, Craig Highline Award — Simenson, police officer, Department of Public Safety, was recognized for outstanding achievement in the areas of impaired driving enforcement and education. The award honors former UCCS Police Officer Craig Highline, who was killed by a drunk driver in October 2008.
Ron Honn, program manager, Environmental Health and Safety, Department of Public Safety, and Clay Garner, police lieutenant, Department of Public Safety, Merit Awards — Honn and Garner were recognized for their contributions in the area of community service and demonstrated use of problem solving skills.
David Voth, assistant transportation manager, Department of Public Safety, and Aaron Greene, security guard, Department of Public Safety, Excellence Awards — Voth and Greene were recognized for their personal initiative that led to an increase in department morale or efficiency.
Also honored were these time-of-service award winners:
10 Years — William Whitfield, parking manager, Department of Public Safety; Christine Burrows, administrative assistant, Department of Public Safety
Five Years — Timothy Hightower, bus driver; Joseph Callaway, bus driver; Paul Church, bus driver; John Artuso, bus driver; James Wilder, dispatcher