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Awards / Honors

Sponsored ProgramsTeam 4 recognized by the CSU Employee Appreciation Board

February 16, 2012

On Valentine's Day, the CSU Employee Appreciation Board treated Sponsored Programs Team 4 to lunch at Bisetti's Ristorante.

The team of five serves the faculty and researchers of the Warner College of Natural Resources and the Colorado State Forest Service. Lead by Carmen Morales, senior research administrator, the team includes Tracey Castaneda (research administrator), Dawn Sharkey (accounting technician), Kelly Belden (accounting technician), and Jennifer Dean (administrative assistant).

Sponsored Programs is responsible for:

  • assisting faculty in locating funding opportunities;
  • reviewing, approving, and submitting proposals;
  • negotiating awards, material transfer and non-disclosure agreements; and
  • administrative management of awards, including compliance issues, invoicing, financial reporting, project close-out and record retention.

Sponsored Programs is located at the University Services Center and reports to the Vice President for Research.

Thank you, Team 4, for your great work facilitating funding opportunities for our researchers!


The CSU Employee Appreciation Board, originally formed in 1968, recognizes employees for their hard work and promotes community spirit among CSU faculty and staff through events such as breakfasts or luncheons. Also, the Board each month hosts a prize drawing for all faculty and staff who submit an entry form – including a coveted reserved parking space for a full month.

The board meets monthly during the academic year to discuss and plan employee recognition events, as well as to help promote University events. One of the main objectives of the board is the monthly recognition of a group, entity, or college.

Have a department or office you want to nominate? Contact the board or nominate a department or office for recognition.

List of CSUEAB members


Contact: Nik Olsen
E-mail: nik.olsen@colostate.edu
Phone: 491-5507