CoJMC Staff Council announces November Not Too Shabby awards

Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 2:15pm

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications Staff Council announced the November Not Too Shabby Award winners. Assistant Professor Jason Stamm received the faculty award, and Karez Hassan, Natalie Becerra and Tiffany Groteluschen received the staff award. 

The Not Too Shabby Awards recognize staff and faculty members whose efforts go above and beyond the call of duty and have earned the appreciation of their peers. The Not Too Shabby awards are voted on monthly by members of the CoJMC Staff Council. Peer-to-peer kudos submissions serve as the nominations for the awards. 

Stamm is an assistant professor of sports media and communication. Assistant Professor of Practice Jill Martin nominated Stamm. In the nomination, Martin said, "Congratulations on two incredibly successful media days. I was so impressed by the energy, engagement and organization of everyone involved. You spent a lot of time planning in the months leading up to the event, and it paid off. Kudos to you, your Unlimited Sports leads and all students and faculty who made the day a success." 

Hassan, an academic advisor, was nominated by Career Development Specialist Natalie Becerra. Becerra wrote in her nomination, "Kudos to Karez for coordinating such a great Lunch & Learn this month! Having Heather come in and talk about work-life balance and managing stress came at just the right time, and she had some very helpful tips to share. Great idea!!" 

Groteluschen, an administrative coordinator, was nominated by Director of Business and Operations Haley Hamel. Hamel wrote in her nomination, "Thank you for all your help with collecting data for the accreditation self-study and helping to prepare for the ACEJMC site team visit. The workroom looks amazing, and I appreciate all your help." 

Becerra, a career development specialist, was also nominated by Hamel. In her nomination, Hamel said, "Thank you for helping to set up and beautify the site team workroom. The space looks amazing and should provide them with an excellent working environment." 

Not Too Shabby Award winners are presented with a trophy to display in their offices for a month. The trophies move from recipient to recipient when a new award winner is named. 

winner's headshots
Clockwise from top left: Jason Stamm, Karez Hassan, Natalie Becerra and Tiffany Groteluschen