Staff Excellence Award

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General Information 

This award provides recognition to employees who consistently demonstrate a high level of dedication and commitment to the unit and College.  The employee has a positive and influential impact on the work environment, displays professionalism and initiative, and fosters cooperation and collaboration among peers and supervisors while carrying out their daily job responsibilities.


The employee demonstrates a combination of the following:

    • Demonstrates an ongoing commitment to the betterment of the department and College in helping to achieve its mission
    • Excels at demonstrating professionalism and fostering cooperation and collaboration among colleagues in order to create a harmonious working environment
    • Continuously seeks out professional growth and development opportunities and demonstrates the desire to succeed    
    • Support and participates in Departmental/University initiatives
    • Contributions have long-lasting benefits to the department and the College community



Nominating Procedure 

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

    • Nominator Information
    • Nominee Information
    • Two supporting letters, each letter not to exceed one page in length:
      1. One letter of support from the nominator
      2. One additional letter of support from nominee’s immediate supervisor    


Mini Statue + $750

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 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

Wondering who to nominate? Sample questions to consider:

    • Who is consistently dependable and dedicated to performing their best?
    • Who maintains a level of professionalism that others look up to?
    • Who finds opportunities to bring others together with the goal of creating a better department or college?
    • Who do others aspire to collaborate with and learn from?
    • Who proactively recognizes opportunities to contribute to the larger organization and acts on it?

Nominee Information

Nominator Information

Nominee Supervisor Information

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