Call for 2024 College of Science Staff Excellence Awards Nominations

Feb. 26, 2024
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Nominations due March 13th at 5 pm.

It’s that time of year for each department in the College of Science to choose an outstanding staff member (classified staff or appointed personal) to be honored by their department at the annual CoSSAC Staff Excellence Awards Brunch being held on Wednesday, April 10th, 9:30 am-11:30 am in the SUMC South Ballroom. This year’s theme is “Camp CoSSAC.    

Is there someone you feel performs their duties with an extraordinary degree of pride and reliability? Someone who always comes through? Someone who goes the extra mile! If you feel a staff/appointed personnel member in your department meets the following criteria and is deserving of this honor, please nominate them.  

The nomination will require two (2) supporting letters; one must come from the Department Head or Director AND/OR the nominee’s supervisor.  

Criteria to consider in the supporting letters (please include an example(s) in your letters):  

  • Performs extra duties substantially beyond those normally assigned.  
  • Performs other roles when the department is short-staffed.  
  • Volunteers to serve on a department or University committee and contribute to its success.  
  • Has developed new work methods that reduce waste or stretch resources.  
  • Makes creative suggestions that save the department time & money.  
  • Provides services to others that are beyond assigned responsibilities.  

Please send all nominations to ­­ by Wednesday, March 13th, 5pm. 

The following people are ineligible for this award:  

  • Anyone who has received this award in the past two years  
  • Faculty, Postdocs, Grad students, and Student employees  

Past Award Winners: 

  • ­2023
    • Scott Dreisbach – Chemistry & Biochemistry 
  • 2022
    • Lisa Arrotta – Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • 2021*
    • (*there were no nominees in 2021)   
  • 2020
    •  Colleen Kelley - Chemistry & Biochemistry