Since 1999, the President’s Staff Award for Excellence in Service has been given to staff members who have demonstrated dedication to the University beyond the responsibilities of their job. Again this year there will be two staff excellence in service awards: the Staff Award for Excellence in Service to UPJ, and the Staff Award for Excellence in Service to the Community.
The Award for Excellence in Service to UPJ continues to recognize staff members whose commitment and dedication to UPJ have made a significant organizational impact. The Award for Excellence in Service to the Community recognizes staff members whose work has gone beyond the boundaries of the UPJ campus and made a significant impact on the community. The two awards send a clear message to the UPJ community that the extraordinary efforts of staff are worthy of recognition and reward, and are greatly appreciated. Up to one award of $1,000 may be granted in each category.
Any member of the University community, including students, staff, faculty, and alumni may submit a nomination for both awards. Additionally, members of the community at large are invited to submit nominations for the Award for Excellence in Service to the Community. I have attached additional information on both awards, including accomplishments worthy of nomination.
All nominations should be submitted to Mrs. Judi McGuirk, Chair of the Selection Committee, 157 Blackington Hall. The deadline for nomination submission is Friday, October 13, 2006.
I appreciate your cooperation in this process and encourage you to consider nominating a staff member who you feel exemplifies a spirit of service. I look forward to announcing the awardees at the annual staff luncheon in December.