2019 Ablaze Award Winners

2019 Ablaze Award Winners

The university’s employee awards program, Ablaze, was created in 2018 to acknowledge and celebrate the efforts of the university’s faculty and staff in a variety of areas including teaching, research and service to others.

The 2019 award winners were announced at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 17 at the Magnolia Building in Lakeland, Florida. About 60 employees were nominated for at least one of six awards.

2019 Award Recipients

Phoenix Spirit Award
Sherri Pavlik
Executive Assistant to the General Counsel

Exemplary Service to Others Award
Jhojana Infante
Assistant Director of Institutional Research and Assessment

Exemplary Service to Others Award
University Relations

Award for Excellence in Teaching
Dr. Tim Shedd
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Award for Excellence in Research
Dr. Luis Jaimes
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Pinnacle Award
Zaira Medina-Rodriguez
Administrative Assistant, Academic Administration