Call for Nominations for 2014 Staff Laureate Awards

Posted: January 30, 2014

The College of Agricultural Sciences is now seeking nominations for the 2014 Staff Laureate Awards. Consider nominating one of the many deserving staff members in the college.

This awards program, initiated by the Staff Advisory Committee, will be administered by the Office of Human Resource Services.  Five annual awards have been established to recognize and honor staff:

The Trailblazer Award will honor a staff member who demonstrates creativity and innovation in the improvement of programs, services, products, or approaches in the workplace.

The Ambassador Award will honor a staff member who serves as a proactive liaison to external audiences by building relationships, sharing knowledge, and promoting their unit and the college.

The Customer Service Award will honor a staff member who demonstrates exemplary service to others inside or outside their unit and the college.

The Leadership Award will honor a staff member who demonstrates leadership, maintains high standards of performance, and serves as a positive role model for others.

The Spirit Award will honor a staff member who demonstrates enthusiasm and an optimistic approach to work that creates an inclusive and supportive environment.

Staff members within an administrative, academic or service unit who are classified under the Competencies program, the Union-University Agreement with Teamsters Local #8, or wage payroll in the earned time program are eligible.

Nominations are being accepted now through Friday February 28, 2014.  For information on the nomination process, criteria for the awards, and to submit a Staff Laureate Award nomination form, please visit

Please note that the Staff Advisory Committee will not accept team nominations for any award.  Also, if you previously nominated a staff member(s) in 2013 and you would like that individual to be considered for the same award in 2014, please send Human Resources the updated nomination packet for that individual to be included again this year.

We are very pleased that we have this opportunity to honor our staff within the College, and we would encourage you to submit your nominations for these very special awards.

For more information about the Staff Laureate Awards Program, please contact Mindy  McMaster at 814-863-5770.