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ERAP Awards & Recognition

The Division for University Advancement is honored to name our Employee Recognition and Awards Program (ERAP) awardees and recognitions.


Nautilus Excellence Award Winner

The Nautilus Excellence Award recognizes employees for substantial contributions and outstanding performance and professionalism impacting operations, service excellence, inter-departmental effectiveness, and community involvement.

For more information on the Nautilus Excellence Award, please visit the Employee Recognition and Awards Program webpage

2020 Nautilus Excellence Award Winner - Rick Sivley

Mr. Sivley was instrumental in saving the Trust over $40,000 in a recent project with Publix Charities for the Pensacola Children’s Museum. He continually exceeds expectations in enhancing UWF’s image to the public. He handles large projects with ease and finishes on-time and on budget. He is responsible for preserving 30 historic buildings downtown. Mr. Sivley’s enthusiasm for UWF is contagious.

Nautilus Excellence Award Winners
YearWinner(s) 
2020 Rick Sivley
2019 Candice Lane
2018 Dale Riegle
2017 Patricia Barlow and Jacquelyn Wilson
2016 Theresa Clark
2015 Summer Reilly
2014 Margi Baker
2013 Cristy Hardy
2012 Jeffrey Djerlek and Sheyna Marcey
2011 Kenda Hembrough
2010 Germaine "Geri" Battist
2009 Jaimie Woodard
2008 Sara Groh
2007 Ann Deen

Marion Viccars Award Winner

The Marion Viccars Award was established by former UWF President James Robinson to recognize superior service of university employees. Marion Viccars began working at the new University of West Florida's John C. Pace Library in 1967. She was an enthusiastic participant in the academic life of the university, an energetic promoter of West Florida's historical preservation activities, and a warm and cordial counselor to students and scholars everywhere.

The Marion Viccars Award recognizes an employee at the Director level and above and a Faculty Administrative (Dean, Associate and Assistant Dean and Chairperson) for substantial contributions, outstanding performance and professionalism impacting operations, service excellence, inter-departmental effectiveness, and community involvement.

For more information on the Marion Viccars Award, please visit the Employee Recognition and Awards Program webpage

2020 Marion Viccars Award Winner - Rob Overton Jr.

Mr. Overton’s honorable mentions are many as he provides outstanding mentorship to his employees as well as colleagues. Mr. Overton’s influence is wide as he is responsible for UWF’s representation downtown in high visibility buildings. Rob has been highly successful in bringing in external grants, sponsorships, and donations to enhance the downtown landscape. In addition, Rob is deeply committed to the Pensacola community. He sets himself apart as a member of the American Alliance of Museums, The Florida Association of Museums, The Southeastern Museums Conference, the American Association of State and Local History and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. These are only a few of the career-related groups. Mr. Overton is fully invested in setting UWF as a top-school.

University Milestone Service Awards

The University of West Florida recognizes employees who have achieved increments of five (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, etc.) continuous years of service with UWF. 

For more information about the Milestone Service Awards, please visit the Employee Recognition and Awards Program webpage

2021 University Milestone Service Awards

Fifteen Years

Sylvia Beck, Theresa Clark and Missy Grace

Ten Years

Jennifer Peck

Five Years

Krystal Brown, Marisa Elmore, Howard J. Reddy, Richard Rodriguez and Katie Schutts

Thirty Five Years

John Macdonell

Twenty Years

Joseph Vincenza

Fifteen Years

Patricia “Trish” Allison and Richard “Rick” Sivley

Ten Years

Brett Berg, Adrianne Walker

Five Years

Victoria “Tori” Bennett and Phillip Mayhair

Thirty Five Years

Dale Riegle

Fifteen Years

Margi Baker, Sheyna Marcey and Robert Overton

Ten Years

James McMillen

Five Years

Candice Lane, Dan Lucas, Margaret Marchuk, Bob Barrett and Lisa Mrahi

Thirty Five Years

John "Pat" Crawford (WUWF)

Twenty Five Years

Deborah Tripp (Advancement)

Fifteen Years

Paul Dunwoody (WUWF) and Cristy Hardy (WUWF)

Five Years

Amy Eve (UWF Historic Trust), Ross Pristera (UWF Historic Trust) and Giovanni Volpara (UWF Foundation)

Twenty Years

Sandra Averhart

Ten Years

Germaine "Geri" Battist

Five Years

Eva "Jan" Butts, Wendi Davis, Megan Gonzalez, Randy Jackson, Meredith Jones, LeVaun McCorvey, Jason O'Connell, Summer Reilly and Jacquelyn Wilson