Volunteer – Angel of the Year Award

A Consciousness of Service

The Angel of the Year awards are given each year in recognition of individuals who have consistently offered themselves in service to the University of Santa Monica over a significant period of time. USM’s Angels of the Year are often surprised to be acknowledged for doing something that has become so central to their way of life—answering the call of their spiritual heart.

Sharing the Blessings

Their consistent, joy-filled, enthusiastic, and loving support of USM’s paticipants, fellow volunteers, and the University and its mission is an integral part of the ongoing success and growth of USM’s vibrant educational community.

To the following individuals, we say a heartfelt “Thank you!” We are truly grateful for the ways in which you have shared the best of who you are. The University is blessed, and each one of you is a blessing!

USM Purple Heart Purple Hearts celebrate those Volunteers who have served 5-9 years
USM Gold Heart Gold Hearts celebrate those Volunteers who have served 10+ years

Angel of the Year Awards


2016
Gabriella Taylor 
Lorin Howard 
Angel of Light- Mike Murphy

2015
Collette Pellissier
Nicholas Brown 

2014
Shelley Ballance Ellis 
Bear Weil

2013
Audrey Rubin 
Tim Cloutier 

2012
Cynthia Chapman 
Lynn Dickinson 
Clyde Smith 

2011
Gina Ryan 
Steve McDonald 

2010
Chris Gebo 
Kamakshi Hart 


2009
Nancy Staack 
Christopher Connolly 

2008
Cynthia Hamilton 
Burt Blum 

2007
Lance Macdonald 
Berti Klein 

2006
Mike Polek
Arlene Stepputat 

2005
Jim Michael 
Leslie Taylor 

2004
Lynn Farwell 
Cindy Heistand 

2003
Linda Humphreys 
Patric Peake 

2002
Mike Walker


2001
Horst Wichmann 
Paula Majeski 

2000
Sharon Gist
Barry Selby

1999
Elyssa Nelson 
Eric Nelson 

1998
Don Bukovich 
Merlene Bukovich 

1997
Fay Brown
Myriam Soler 

1996
Martha Ringer
Betsy Taylor 

1995
Karen Fox (’94)
Jeffy Gerhard (’92)

1994
Noel Hedges
Gordon Meredith


1994
Noel Hedges
Gordon Meredith

1993
John Chabot
Dean Acheson

1992
Peggy Bularz
Michael Mogitz

1991
Tom Dyer
Marianne Sladzinski 

1990
Michele Moul

1989
Angela Bell

1988
Todd Martin
Ingrid Avallon
and Ken Thackwell

1987
Steve Small

1986
David Craven
Kathy Jeffares


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