UCI Staff Assembly promotes the interests of staff members and seeks to bolster communications between staff and UCI administration. An all-volunteer organization, we partner with leadership on issues of interest to staff, and support and develop activities to serve the UCI community. Based on staff feedback, our programming is designed by staff, for staff.
We invite UCI staff to help support our efforts by making a gift to support the:
Mike Puritz Staff Assembly Career Enhancement Scholarship Program
The Mike Puritz Staff Assembly Career Enhancement Scholarship Program helps UC Irvine and UCI Medical Center career employees further their educational goals and professional development. The scholarship is named in honor of Mike Puritz, who retired from UCI in 2015 after 35 years of service as Head Women’s Volleyball Coach and Associate Director of UCI Campus Recreation, and 19 years of service to the UCI Staff Assembly.
Since its inception in 2015, nearly 50 recipients have received up to $500 scholarships each to pursue an academic degree, take Continuing Education courses, and attend workshops, webinars, conferences or other classes. Last year we awarded 14 scholarships after receiving 80 applications. With increased demand, this year have moved to two award cycles, with 20 awards approved in November from 46 applications. With your support, we can help more career staff:
- Pursue continuing education and certificates to enhance their personal career development
- Develop professional and leadership skills to qualify for promotions at UCI
- Achieve professional goals and provide additional value to their teams and departments
Small Gifts, Big Impact
It’s not about the size of the gift, it’s the act of giving.
Your gift, no matter the amount, will have a lasting impact on the programming UCI Staff Assembly produces and our ability to empower career Anteaters in achieving their professional development goals. Collectively, your support will help us create a brilliant future!
If you'd like to go even further, you can learn more about UCI Staff Assembly and how you can join the volunteer organization by staff, for staff – TOGETHER WE ZOT!