January 2, 2006
Myriah Jasper honored at meeting of UC staff
UCSC staff member Myriah Jasper was recognized at the quarterly
meeting of the Council of University of California Staff Assemblies
in December for her exemplary commitment to the Santa
Cruz Community and her inspiration to others.
Myriah Jasper, center, was given
the award by Jean Marie Scott, right, associate vice chancellor
of Colleges and University Housing Services. The award
was presented during the quarterly meeting of the Council
of UC Staff Assemblies. Rosemary Anderson, left, is chair
of the council and executive assistant to Scott.
Photo: Louise Donahue
Myriah has overcome many life challenges, including being
a single parent of four children and struggling to overcome
being homeless in Santa Cruz, said associate vice chancellor
of Colleges and University Housing Services Jean Marie Scott
in presenting Jasper's award. Throughout all of her challenges,
she has persevered. She is a woman of great courage, great compassion,
and great fortitude."
Jasper joined the UCSC staff in 1998 and has been a member
of the Colleges and University Housing Services Human Resources
UCSC's Staff Advisory Board played host to the council December
8-9 (see Currents
story), and selected Jasper for the award. Jasper provided
a short presentation on her work with community groups, including
her efforts to bridge the digital divide.
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