Rising Star Award Nomination

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General Information  

This award provides recognition to employees who demonstrate a quality of performance that indicates they will continue to develop into an exemplary employee. The employee shows passion for their work while exemplifying professionalism and dedication to the mission of their department and the College.


The employee demonstrates a combination of the following:

    • Demonstrates initiative in providing guidance and assistance with regards to interactions with customers
    • Searches for ways to help their coworkers
    • Responds positively to requests for assistance
    • Shares information and ideas to help others achieve their goals
    • Routinely goes above and beyond expectations when completing tasks
    • Supports team decisions and projects while being an active contributor to help the team achieve its shared goal 
    • Enhances the customer service experience by acting promptly and efficiently in a professional, courteous, and cheerful manner even under stressful circumstances



Nominating Procedure  

Nominations may be made by faculty, staff, students, and alumni.  The nomination shall consist of:

    • Nominator Information
    • Nominee Information
    • One supporting letter from the nominator, not to exceed one page in length


Mini Statue + $500

Eligibility Requirements 

Standing and fixed-term, non-exempt, exempt, and technical service employees in the College of the Liberal Arts. 

    • Employed by the College for a minimum of 12 months and maximum of 3 years as of the nomination deadline
    • Must be rated as a successful contributor or above per the performance evaluation metrics and has not had any disciplinary actions within the last 12 months
    • Past recipients of awards are eligible for nomination in the same category after three years unless otherwise specified within the award description

Note: Nominee may not have previously received the Rising Star Award.

Wondering who to nominate? Sample questions to get you started:

    • Who joined your team and after only a short year or two has become indispensable?
    • Who can you count on to pitch in, in a crunch, with no motive but to help get the job done?
    • Who do you want on your team in the face of a crisis or emergency?
    • Who keeps the team moving in a positive direction and is always willing to go the extra step to ensure success?

Nominator Information

Nominee Information

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