2018 Spring Roar Award Recipients

2018 Top Tier Award Recipients

The Top Tier Awards are some of the highest honors a Team Mizzou member can earn. Each of the awards honors a particular individual for his or her contributions to the department.

Stephanie Joseph Spirit Award


In honor of Stephanie Joseph, a Team Mizzou member who despite her battle with cancer remained positive and full of promise. This award, presented for the first time in 2008, is awarded to a Team Mizzou member who helps create a positive atmosphere at MizzouRec.

Ali Linck

Kelly Needham Journey Award


In honor of Kelly Needham, this award will recognizes a Team Mizzou member who, like Kelly did, embraces their journey at MizzouRec, understanding that the experience is more than just a job, and utilizes the opportunities available to them to better not only themselves, but Team Mizzou as well.

Derek Henderson

Mary R. McKee Dedication Award


The Mary R. McKee award is presented to a Team Mizzou member who demonstrates dedication and determination, honoring the work to Mizzou of long-time women’s physical education instructor, Mary McKee. The recipient of this award shows strength of character and purpose in their pursuits with MizzouRec.

Madi Nispel

Anton J. Stankowski Achievement Award


The Anton J. Stankowski Achievement Award was created specifically to recognize extreme dedication to the values of the department and to Team Mizzou. The recipient of this award has been a significant contributor throughout their time with Team Mizzou.

PJ Morin

Chester L. Brewer Leadership Award


The Chester L. Brewer award is presented to a Team Mizzou member who has demonstrated leadership in the spirit of the Chester L. Brewer – someone who has been an outstanding performer and provided outstanding leadership not only to MizzouRec but also to the campus community.

Connor Waldron

Team Mizzou Member of the Year


This award recognizes one superior Team Mizzou member who has achieved the highest level of personal development and consistently performs beyond normal expectations throughout the entire department. The recipient contributes to the whole of Team Mizzou and displays cooperation, teamwork and loyalty.

Andrew Mandzen

Gideon F. Rothwell Service Award


The Gideon F. Rothwell award is presented to a Team Mizzou member who is a role model and provided exemplary service, mirroring the spirit of service of GF Rothwell to the university and excellence in communicating the MizzouRec mission and vision to the campus and the community.

Rebekah Bell

Daniel J. Shipp Creative and Technical Excellence Award


The Daniel J. Shipp award is presented to a member of Team Mizzou for superior efforts in either creative marketing and/or technological pursuits within the department. The recipient of the award has made significant contributions through the impactful application of media support systems at MizzouRec.

Jon Lantsberger

Dahlmann Excellence Award


As the highest award, the Director’s Award is given to one individual who best exemplifies the vision and the mission of MU Rec Services and Team Mizzou, as well as consistently performed outstanding service in a variety of essential capacities.

Sierra Dominiak

2018 Team Mizzou Scholars

Team Mizzou Scholarships are awarded to Team Mizzou members at Spring Roar each year. The purpose of the Team Mizzou Scholarship program is to not only recognize work excellence, but to provide financial assurances to a select number of Team Mizzou students as they pursue academic excellence.

Morgan Case

Core Health & StarTrac
- $5,500

Zachary Dobbs

Colorado Timing Systems - $5,500

Jessica Eaton

Missouri Orthopedic Institute - $5,500

Hannah Moss

Octane Fitness - $5,500

2018 Emerging Leaders

This award recognizes one individual from each area of Team Mizzou. The award is given to and individual who has spent less than one year with Team Mizzou, or within a particular position, but demonstrates strong leadership skills and the ability to take on additional responsibilities. The individual receiving this award has established themselves as a core member of Team Mizzou with potential to move into a leadership position.

Kaitlin Elbl

Claire Ames

Jake Andrews

Joey Laurx

Angelique Allen

Derrek Hardy

Carter Barajas

Seth Hendrickson

Matt Dillon

Sam Carter

Jennifer Mammale

Paige Colbert

Ellie Neff

Josh Westbrook

Michael Ehnes

Noah Brinkman

Jessica Eaton

2017 Employee of the Year

This award recognizes one superior individual from each area of Team Mizzou who has achieved a high level of personal development and participates departmentally beyond normal expectations. This individual also contributes creatively to the team and displays cooperation, teamwork and loyalty within the department.

Nick Snawder

Tom Staley

Anna Parr

Devon Davenport

Ariana (Ari) Haywood

Anna Roth

Eze Pojmann

Matt Marciano

Nissi Kunjummen

Eva Beaudoin

Lizzy Dreifuss

Taylor Haggerty

Maria Howell

Phillip Shelton

2017 Service Excellence

This award recognizes team members who demonstrate extraordinary efforts in customer service or program/facility preparation. They demonstrate initiative and willingness to go the extra mile to get things done and extend themselves appropriately to members and guests. These team members’ exhibit teamwork within the entire department and are utilized in at least two program areas, or contribute through committee participation.


CJ Ardini

Megan Bartolac

Brooke Bernstein

Kailee Breslin

Madeline Clarke

Maddie Dingman

Kristen Gabriel

Allie Gordon

Emily Klinke

Kati Kokal

Audrey Lamberson

Earle Lariosa

Maren Lindquist

Kasey Long

Andrew Mandzen

Taylor Mason

Aubrey Meyer

Molly Michaels

Payton Nicol

Daniel Niemic

Madi Nispel

Natalie Pace

Ryan Richman

Lauren Russ

Sylvia Santen

Katrina Stewart

Connor Waldron

Megan Wilson

Delaney Wright

Isaac Brizendine

2018 Pride of Team Mizzou

This award recognizes those team members who demonstrate understanding of the vision & mission of the Team Mizzou program. They exhibit style and influence to motivate those with whom they interact, perform assigned tasks in an exemplary fashion, and inspire other employees to improve. These team members execute outstanding reliability and cooperation toward departmental goals and make tangible contributions impacting departmental programs.

Megan Adams

Maverick Alexander

Maude Ashby

Allison Bain

Jade Beckmann

Cobi Bissell

Lucas Botbol

Carson Burke

Mike Carr

Megan Clince

Emily Conaty

Jordan Cook

Taylor Dailing

Jillian Day

Clayton Del Pico

Bri Dietz

Zach Dobbs

Aubrey Dudley

Brendan Earley

Clare Gannon

Ethan Garrity

Kiley Hacker

Alex Hancher

Aidan Harper

Alison Haywood

Alexa Hodges

Rachel Hopson

Austin Hyde

Rachell Jarrett

Culley Kinsella

Mary Klarsch

Hope Knopf

Kathryn Kohnen

Jonah Korondi

Tristin Kuhn

Katherine Lauritsen

Ashley Ledbetter

Payton Liming

Ali Linck

Hannah Marcolla

Audrey Markway

Cozmo Mays

Pate McCuien

Emily McFarland

Beth Melaniphy

Julia Miner

Hallee Mitchell

Alyssa Moukheiber

Blythe Nebeker

Jenna Norelius

Elise Perron

Nora Priestley

Delaney Pummill

Erica Rideout

Cristina Rivera

Brooke Robbins

Chelsea Roemer

Steven Roth

Lily Ruklick

Danielle Scherrer

Micah Schiff

Brendan Schulze

Hannah Sides

Macy Sparks

Sean Sublette

Nathan Tucker

Will Udo

Kayla Walters

Tyus Welter

Lauren Woosencraft

Larry Stephens

2018 Spring Roar Award Recipients