The University of New Mexico Office of Student Affairs recently announced winners of the annual Louie awards, given to individuals who provide outstanding support to students.

OSA fellows organize the event and each group tries to top its predecessors in showmanship. This year's fellows are Renee Delgado, Florencio Olguin, Caitlin Henke, Hallee Kells, Dayra Fallad Gutierrez and Natalie Robinson Bruner.

This year's theme was Louie Wonka. The Student Union Ballrooms were decorated in candy goodness and segments of the original Willie Wonka movie were featured to set up announcement of the award winners.

Student Employee of the Year: Greg Soliz, Student Support Services, College Enrichment and Outreach Programs

Student Community Service Award: Nick Salazar, undergraduate history major

Student Affairs Fellow for 2011: Matt Maez, Dean of Students

Student Affairs Employee of the Year: Judy Ortiz-Aragón, Aerospace Studies

Student Service Provider of the Year: Julia Fulghum, Vice President for Research; and James Selig, Individual, Family and Community Education

Honorary Louie Awards: Kristin Berg and Doug Montoya, The BOX Performance Space and Improv Theatre; Sergio Bermudez, El Mezquite; and Mauricio Ibarra Ponce de Leon, Mexican Consulate.

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Media contact: Carolyn Gonzales (505) 277-5920; email: cgonzal@unm.edu