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The Employee Forum is proud to recognize the winners of its 2023 Peer Recognition Awards. These awards recognize distinguished contributions of staff employees to the fulfillment of the university’s mission of teaching, research, and public service. Nominations are made by the employees’ peers.

Click here and here for more information about the awards, including past winners and award criteria.

The 2023 Peer Recognition Award winners are as follows:

Community Award (3-Legged Stool):

Winner: Patrick Preudhomme

Hall of Famer:

Winners: Kim Spurr and Summer Montgomery

Perfect Addition:

Winners: Julianne Hall and Becca Gillison

Overton Leadership:

Winners: Cathy “Coop” Roberts-Cooper and Jamila Lunsford


Winners: Adam Shirey and Jane McDaniel

Professional Excellence:

Winners: *Vaughn Booker, Judy Owen, Michelle Song, Chris Pendergrass, Sloan Thompson

*posthumously awarded

Congratulations to all our winners and to those who were nominated. Thank you all for everything you do for Carolina.


Katie Musgrove,
Chair, UNC Chapel Hill Employee Forum