Staff Excellence in Sustainability Award

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General Information

This award provides recognition to staff in the College of the Liberal Arts whose commitment to sustainability is exceptional and best exemplifies professionalism and dedication to the mission of the College and the University. Penn State’s Sustainability Strategic Plan defines sustainability “the simultaneous pursuit of human health and happiness, environmental quality, and economic well-being for current and future generations.” We are looking for an individual staff member, or team of staff members, with an exceptional commitment to sustainability in their daily activities or through an initiative that has enhanced sustainability in the College of the Liberal Arts. We seek self-nominations as well as nominations from department and program heads, supervisors, and coworkers for all types of work. The winner(s) will receive an engraved Nittany Lion statue and a one-time monetary award.


Standing, fixed-term, non-exempt, and exempt staff (and technical service employees) in the College of the Liberal Arts are eligible. Past recipients of the award are eligible for nomination in the same category after three years.

  • Employed by the College for a minimum of one year as of the nomination deadline
  • Demonstrated exemplary commitment to sustainability and impact of actions on advancing sustainability in the College
  • Dedicated to the College and unit mission

Suggest a staff member for nomination

Past Winners

2018 Allison Haas Political Science
2017 Jessica Fatica Dean's Office
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