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Division Awards of Distinction

The Division of University Advancement Employee Recognition Program is, by design, all-inclusive, encourages on-the-spot recognition, semi-annually calls for peer-nominated recognitions, and annually awards five monetary Division of University Advancement Awards of Distinction.



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2017 University Advancement Awards of Distinction Winners

  • jan butts with howard reddy and dan lucas posting with her award
    Jan Butts

    Director, UWF Foundation

  • jennifer peck with howard reddy and megan gonzalez posing with her award
    Jennifer Peck

    Art Director, Institutional Communications

  • syvlia beck with howard reddy and rob overton posing with her award
    Sylvia Beck

    Housekeeper, Historic Trust

  • tori fish with howard reddy posing with her award
    Tori Fish

    Major Gift Officer, Development

  • trish allison with howard reddy and pat crawford posing with her award
    Trish Allison

    Member Services and Community Engagement Director, WUWF

Award Criteria

All Division of University Advancement employees are eligible for recognition: full-time, part-time, faculty, staff, student and OPS. Senior leadership elected not to be included. Previous year award recipients are not eligible for the monetary awards for one year. Length of employment, or lack thereof, is not a disqualifier for eligibility. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

All nominees will receive a certificate of recognition and token. If an individual receives more than one attribute nomination, they will receive one certificate that lists each nominated attribute of distinction.

NOTE: Nominations for the Fall 2017 awards closed on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.

Attributes of Distinction

Initiative

To begin or to follow through energetically with a plan or task; to resolve a difficulty or to improve a situation; to take a fresh approach to something.

2017 Nominees: Trish Allison, Sylvia Beck, Sheyna Marcey, James McMillen, Richard Rodriguez, Adrianne Walker, Giovanni Volpara, Teresa Burgess, Tori Fish, Kristi Summerlin, Deborah Tripp, John Blackie, Julia Terwilliger

Dependability

Trustworthy, reliable, able to be trusted to do or provide what is needed.

2017 Nominees: Trish Allison, Lowell Bassett, Sylvia Beck, Casey Campbell, Sheyna Marcey, James McMillen, Richard Rodriguez, Adrianne Walker, Jan Butts, Greg Miller, Giovanni Volpara, Teresa Burgess, Tori Fish, Deborah Tripp, John Blackie, Brittany Boyd, Jason O'Connell, Julia Terwilliger, Pola Young

Creativity

To make or create new things (design, plan, strategy, process); new ideas.

2017 Nominees: Trish Allison, Lowell Bassett, Sheyna Marcey, James McMillen, Richard Rodriguez, Teresa Burgess, Tori Fish, Christina Anderson, John Blackie, Brittany Boyd, Jennifer Peck, Pola Young

Mentorship

To encourage; coach; willingly spends time and expertise to guide the development of another co-worker.

2017 Nominees: Trish Allison, Sheyna Marcey, James McMillen, Jan Butts, Giovanni Volpara, Teresa Burgess, Tori Fish, Deborah Tripp, John Blackie

Inclusiveness

Respecting all people and cultures making them feel welcome at all times.

2017 Nominees: Trish Allison, Lowell Bassett, Sheyna Marcey, James McMillen, Teresa Burgess, Tori Fish, Deborah Tripp, John Blackie, Pola Young

Team Player

Puts aside personal goals and works well with others toward a common goal; willingly works in cooperation with others; fills in the gap with a positive attitude.

2017 Nominees: Trish Allison, Dave Dunwoody, Cristy Hardy, Lowell Bassett, Sheyna Marcey, James McMillen, Richard Rodriguez, Adrianne Walker, Jan Butts, Giovanni Volpara, Teresa Burgess, Tori Fish, Missy Grace, Deborah Tripp, John Blackie, Brittany Boyd, Shelley Henseler, Jennifer Peck, Julia Terwilliger, Pola Young

Going-the-Extra-Mile

Going above and beyond to help others; takes the initiative to assist others without being asked; possesses that "whatever it takes" attitude; exceeds expectations to complete tasks successfully.

2017 Nominees: Trish Allison, Theresa Clark, Lowell Bassett, Sylvia Beck, Casey Campbell, Sheya Marcey, James McMillen, Richard Rodriguez, Adrianne Walker, Jan Butts, Giovanni Volpara, Jocelyn Borek, Teresa Burgess, Tori Fish, Missy Grace, Deborah Tripp, John Blackie, Brittany Boyd, Jason O'Connell

Integrity

Honest and fair; upright; of strong moral principles.

2017 Nominees: Trish Allison, Bob Barrett, Sheyna Marcey, James McMillen, Adrianne Walker, Jan Butts, Giovanni Volpara, Teresa Burgess, Tori Fish, Deborah Tripp, John Blackie, Brittany Boyd, Shelley Henseler, Julia Terwilliger

Inspiring/Motivator

Inspires and/or motivates others to be their best; promotes enthusiasm among co-workers; energizes co-workers or a work environment.

2017 Nominees: Trish Allison, Sheyna Marcey, James McMillen, Teresa Burgess, Tori Fish, John Blackie,