Nominations are now being solicited from faculty, staff and students for the 2016 Gerald W. May Outstanding Staff Award presented by the Staff Council Rewards & Recognition Committee. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28, 2016.
The committee conducts the screening process and makes recommendations, with the approval of the Staff Council Executive Committee, to the President of the University. The President of the University makes the final award selections.
Download a nomination form from the Staff Council website. Be sure to read the nominating instructions before submitting your nomination form.
Three to five awards are presented each year. Each recipient receives a monetary award and a plaque. The awards will be presented to the recipients at a reception, in their honor, on Friday, Dec. 9, from 3 - 4:30 p.m. in the SUB, Ballroom C.
In 1990, President Gerald W. May provided funds specifically for staff recognition and at the end of his tenure, a matching amount was made available from the Regent’s Endowment Fund. These funds are used by the Staff Council to recognize outstanding staff members who have made significant contributions to the University. This prestigious, presidential award recognizes individuals, but departments may nominate a staff member with one nomination form, signed by the group.
A list of all the previous Gerald W. May Outstanding Staff Award recipients from 1991 - 2015 on the Staff Council website.