Staff Award of Excellence

Sponsored by the Office of the President
Presented by Staff Council

Call for Nominations (To be Announced for 2015)

Download Nomination form.doc

Award winner Tara Ribeiro with Dr. Sheley
Awardee Tara Ribeiro (Fall 2013)
Award winner Jerry Anderson with President Sheley
Awardee Jerry Anderson (Spring 2014)


The purpose of the Staff Award of Excellence program is to recognize and reward meritorious service, dedication, achievement, attitude, excellence, and creativity; to promote positive morale and encourage engagement; and to support the Mission of the University.


The Staff Award of Excellence will be given out twice a year. The recipient will receive the following:

  • Surprise visit from the President to present recipient with Certificate/Letter of Award
  • Picture with the President
  • Award check for $750
  • Polo shirt with logo
  • Recognition and plaque presented at annual Staff Recognition Ceremony and Staff Picnic
  • Lunch with the President
  • Postmaster announcement and acknowledgement on the Staff Council Awards webpage

Eligible Nominees

Benefits-eligible staff members of the University and the Auxiliary may be nominated for an award. Faculty, MPP, and student assistants are not eligible to receive this award.


Nominations may be submitted by faculty, staff, administrators and students electronically or by hard copy. Nominations will be accepted for one month in the fall and one month in the spring for each award. Nominations do not carry over from one award period to the next; please resubmit nominations for consideration by the committee.

A committee composed of one representative from Human Resources, one faculty member, one MPP, and three Staff Council members will recommend to the President two or three names with supporting comments. The President shall choose the award recipient.

Your nominations matter! Please submit the name of staff member who is making a difference, and let the campus know why they deserve recognition.

Deadline to submit nomination for Fall Award to be announced.