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Andrea Ingle Receives Staff Award for Excellence

2024 Staff Award for Excellence recipient Andrea Ingle was recognized for her leadership and mentorship of colleagues and students.
2024 Staff Award for Excellence recipient Andrea Ingle was recognized for her leadership and mentorship of colleagues and students.
Photo: Michael Spencer/UNCW

The UNCW Staff Award for Excellence reception was held at the Burney Center on April 30 to recognize members of the campus community who have excelled in their service to UNCW in the categories of customer service, efficiency and innovation, human relations, outstanding state government service, public service and Spirit of North Carolina.

The 2024 recipient is Andrea Ingle, associate director for student involvement. Ingle is one of 14 individuals and two teams nominated by colleagues.  

Chancellor Aswani K. Volety congratulated the honorees, acknowledging the important work each of them does every day. 

“Staff are outstanding mentors, advocates and supporters for our students,” said Volety. “Even if you work behind the scenes, out on the grounds or in other areas that don’t directly interact with students, please know that your work still helps them.”  

Ingle was nominated in the Spirit of North Carolina category, which honors those who exemplify the state motto “To be, rather than to seem.” The Spirit of North Carolina Award is reserved for exceptional circumstances and for accomplishments and achievements of the highest caliber. 

In the nomination letter submitted by Erin Williamson, director of student involvement and leadership for Campus Life and Ingle’s direct supervisor, Ingle is praised for her outstanding leadership and mentorship of her colleagues and students. The letter also includes several endorsements from Ingle’s colleagues and students who have been impacted by her dedication to serving them. 

“I’m so fortunate to have had my ‘aha!’ moment years ago within the department of Campus Life. UNCW has been a place that I’ve grown significantly, both personally and professionally,” said Ingle. “Year after year, I’ve been able to work with talented, funny, wonderful students, and it brings me so much joy to support them through their journeys.” 

As the Staff Award for Excellence recipient, Ingle receives $1,500, a reserved parking space for a year, a framed certificate, a commemorative clock, and her name has been engraved on the Award for Excellence plaque in Alderman Hall.  

Six nominations, including Ingle, were submitted for the Governor’s Award of Excellence, the highest honor bestowed on a state employee. These nominees received a custom engraved gift and will join more than 300 other North Carolina State Employee nominees to potentially be selected as a winner:  

  • Danielle Eastup – Human Relations
  • Kathleen Huber – Public Service  
  • Andrea Ingle – Spirit of North Carolina
  • Theofilos Lorentzos - Outstanding State Government Service  
  • Group: Elaine Mongno and Ashley Pinkham – Customer Service 
  • Zerek Olson – Efficiency and Innovation   

The 2024 Staff Award for Excellence nominees are:  

  • Xavier Belanger, IT Security Infrastructure Operations Services
  • Nicole Carabelli, Cameron School of Business
  • Amy Carroll, Academic Affairs and Student Success
  • Beth Casper, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Danielle Eastup, College of Health & Human Services, Academic Affairs Operations 
  • Kathleen Huber, School of Social Work 
  • Shea Huse, Biology and Marine Biology 
  • Andrea Ingle, Campus Life 
  • Megan Kauzlaric, Academic Affairs Provost 
  • Theofilos Lorentzos, Facilities Administration 
  • Andrew Mauk, Institutional Research and Planning 
  • Zerek Olson, IT Security Infrastructure Operation Serivces 
  • Kari Schmitz, Disability Resource Center 
  • Connor Simpson, English 
  • Jack Guglielmo and Jesse Sholar, Facilities Administration 
  • Ashlea Pinkham and Elaine Mongno, School of Health and Applied Human Services