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Staff Awards Nominations Now Open

December 10, 2019

Nominations for the 2020 Outstanding Employee Awards, Staff Educational Awards, Outstanding Team Award and the Lawrence C. McBride Prize are now open and due by Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. The awards and prizes will be presented in the spring of 2020 – location, date and time to be determined. Make nominations online. Learn more about Staff Awards.

Established in 1972, the awards encourage more support and recognition of staff for their dedication and hard work over and above their job descriptions on behalf of the university.

Outstanding Employee Awards are given in each university staff category, including: Non-Faculty Exempt, Administrative Assistants, Technical/Paraprofessional, Service/Maintenance, Skilled Craft and Senior Leadership. Each recipient is presented with a plaque and a $1,000 check in recognition of their outstanding services (the Senior Leadership recipient receives only a plaque).

The Larry C. McBride Prize recognizes an exempt employee who has demonstrated creativity, enthusiasm, the highest performance standards and exemplary service to the university. The recipient is presented with a plaque and a $1,500 (gross) check.

The Outstanding Team Award recognizes a group of employees who have shown exceptional teamwork on one-time or unique non-routine projects. The team members are presented with certificates and a check (amount depends on number of team members).

The Staff Educational Awards are given to children, grandchildren, stepchildren or legal dependents of full-time, board-appointed staff members or honored retirees. Students receive a certificate and an approximate $500 scholarship for the next academic year ($250/semester).

Contact the Staff Awards Committee at with questions or visit the Staff Awards webpage for more information.

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