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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Integrity: Honest and fair; upright; of strong moral principles.

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