Staff Excellence Award

The School of Social Work established the Staff Excellence Award in March 2017. The award recognizes the exemplary performance of a staff member who consistently excels in his or her position and demonstrates integrity and a strong commitment to the mission and values of the School. Recipients receive a plaque at the School of Social Work’s annual Academic Awards ceremony.

The 2020 nomination period is open through May 1, 2020.

Submit Your Nomination


  • Nominee must be full-time staff member who has been with the School of Social Work for a minimum of three years.


  • Consistently and substantially exceeds the expectations of their position, performing at a level above and beyond normal job requirements.
  • Consistently and substantially demonstrates an ability and willingness to work positively, respectfully and effectively with others.
  • Consistently and substantially seeks to improve the quality of work assigned and demonstrates efforts to expand work responsibilities.

Nomination Process

An ad hoc committee meets once a year to select the winner. The committee consists of the Dean, two or three volunteer members of the staff and at least one volunteer member of the faculty. In February of each year, the committee sends an email to all SSW faculty and staff members requesting nominations.



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