Children's Learning Center celebrates Staff Achievements - University of Houston
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July 21, 2022

Oct. 16 – Earlier this semester, the Children’s Learning Centers (CLC) launched a new awards program designed to honor staff members who exemplify the Center’s commitment. The awards recognized the ongoing contributions to excellence that members of the University of Houston community put forth each day.

CLC provides exemplary early childhood education for the children of students, staff, and faculty at UH by offering a model program tailored to ensure the quality of a child’s daily experiences while building a foundation for future learning. The CLC has two convenient locations on campus with a combined capacity of 221 children. The department currently has 30 full-time staff and over 50 part-time staff, including student employees.

This award recognition program was modeled after the Division of Student Affairs professional development awards program. Any CLC staff member was eligible to nominate someone who embodies the message of an award. All nominees reflected the overall mission and vision of the Center while making an outstanding contribution to our collective goals and were voted on by a committee of CLC stakeholders, which included parents, CLC Advisory Board members, and the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs-Student Life.

Last month, the Children’s Learning Centers at UH announced the winners of their first awards program in their September newsletter. Please see below for a full list of the award categories and nominees:

CLC Spirit Award

Nominees were:

  • Shenae Champ (Winner)
  • Fireflies Classroom

Children First Award

Nominees were:

  • Lily Morales (Winner)
  • Angie Del Moral

Diversity Award

Nominees were:

  • Nadeema Akhtar (Winner)
  • Spanish Language Immersion Program

Outstanding New Professional Award

Nominees were:

  • Sara Anthony (Winner)
  • Aura Malpica 
  • Tonya Williams

Outstanding Support Staff Award

Nominees were

  • Ruby Johnson
  • Virginia Gonzalez (Winner)
  • Shevia Champ

Early Childhood Professional Award of Excellence

Nominees were:

  • Bijoli Saha
  • Tiffany Mays (Winner)
  • Angie Del Moral

Student Employee Award of Excellence

Nominees were:

  • Chelsea Lamelle
  • Vanessa Van Note (Winner)
  • Lorena Carreno
  • Ashley Crummedyo (Winner)
  • Samantha Higgins
  • Gillian Wagner
  • Aura Malpica

CLC does an amazing job in providing a unique service to UH faculty, staff and students. Please join us in congratulating this year’s winners.