The Rewards & Recognition Committee of the Staff Council is still accepting nominations for the 2013 Gerald W. May Outstanding Staff Award. This presidential award, which is the most prestigious award for staff, was made possible by funds earmarked by former UNM President Gerald W. May specifically for staff recognition. These funds are used by the Staff Council to recognize outstanding staff members who have made significant contributions to the university. Any regular UNM staff employee who does not have faculty status and has completed the probationary period is eligible for nomination. There will be a minimum of three awards and each recipient will receive a cash award of up to $1000 and a plaque. The award ceremony will be held on Thursday, Dec 12. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Sept. 20 at 5:00 p.m. You can download a nomination form by going to the Staff Council website.

The Staff Council is accepting nominations for the PAWS Award for the month of September and the deadline is Friday, Sept. 27. Do you know a staff employee who strives for excellence and serves as your role model? They deserve to be recognized and you can do that by nominating them for a PAWS (People Appreciate Wonderful Staff) Award! To download a short nomination form, go to the Staff Council website.  

The Office of the Office of the President is currently accepting nominations for the prestigious Sarah Belle Brown Award. The award recognizes a faculty and a staff member with a monetary award of $1,500 each and a student with a $1,500 scholarship. The nomination deadline is Monday, Sept.30 at 5:00 p.m. This annual award recognizes those faculty/staff/students who serve as examples of social responsiveness and who have, over an extended period, donated considerable personal time and effort advancing the University of New Mexico's public service mission through community service opportunities. For more information and to submit a nomination please visit