Outstanding Staff Award
Since 2018, the Outstanding Staff Award annually honors two individuals for their achievements, service, leadership, and dedication to Southern Oregon University.
Recipients are honored in-person at the annual End of Year Celebration Breakfast. Each recipient receives a $750 honorarium and glass trophy. Awardee names are also engraved on a perpetual plaque displayed in Churchill Hall.
2019 Recipients & Nominees
Congratulations to all nominees of this distinguished Outstanding Staff Award and thank you for your dedication and contributions to the University.
Roxane Beigel-Coryell (left) and Bruce Beeler (right)
Roxane Beigel-Coryell - Sustainability & Recycling Manager, FMP
Roxane has been instrumental in putting SOU on the sustainability map with her role as Sustainability & Recycling Manager. Her hard work over the past nearly ten years has resulted in numerous awards and recognitions for SOU, including Bee Campus USA, Tree Campus USA, Bicycle Friendly University and the AASHE Sustainability Award. Roxane’s passion for sustainability inspires others. Thanks to Roxane, some students have found their purpose. One graduating senior wrote: “The reason I have stayed at SOU is because of Roxane. Her commitment to sustainability, developing student leadership and serving as a mentor has changed my experience at SOU.” Another senior believes Roxane to be “...a real-life superhero.” Roxane has helped move SOU’s Strategic Plan forward as she pushes SOU to be more environmentally sustainable and engages the campus community to build an ecologically resilient bioregion. Please join us in honoring Roxane Beigel-Coryell!
Bruce Beeler - Painter, FMP
In his 18 years with FMP, Bruce consistently develops strong partnerships with students and housing staff. He’s knowledgeable, easy-going and never wavers in placing the needs of students first. During his many years working in residence halls, Bruce consistently attended training for Resident Assistants, Area Coordinators and student staff, leading them through understanding facilities-related needs for the halls. He brings the same ethic of engagement to his current work in Student Apartments & Family Housing. Bruce has a tremendous amount of knowledge and serves as a mentor to student workers. While not a traditional classroom setting, Bruce leads students by example, imparting a strong work ethic, compassion, and sternness when needed. As one of his nominators stated, “Working on Bruce’s crew is a four-credit course that never appears on a transcript.” Please join us in honoring Bruce Beeler!
Various awards for faculty, staff and students surrounding issues of queer inclusion as well as women's rights, gender equality and social justice. See the Queer Resource Center webpage at https://inside.sou.edu/qrc/awards.html#collaborative-excellence-award for more information
Distinguished Teaching Award
The Southern Oregon University Distinguished Teaching Award honors SOU faculty for their accomplishments in teaching, engaging and inspiring students, and dedication in serving as a mentor, advisor, and/or role model for students.
Distinguished Service Award
The Southern Oregon University Distinguished Service Award honors SOU Faculty for their service in support of the University's faculty, staff and students, as well as the larger community (e.g. one's professional discipline or a geographic region (regional, state, national, internations, etc...))
Outstanding Leadership Award
The Outstanding Leadership Award recognizes students, staff and faculty for their amazing contributions, accomplishments and leadership. Awards are presented at the annual Raider Academy Awards ceremony. Nomination form link - https://tinyurl.com/y5uae59w