The UNM Staff Council deadline for accepting nominations for the prestigious 2018 Gerald W. May Outstanding Staff Award is Friday, Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. Faculty, staff and students are all eligible to nominate.

Three to five awards are presented each year, and each recipient receives a monetary award and a plaque. Download a nomination form at the Staff Council website.

The awards will be presented to the recipients at a reception in their honor on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 2:30 p.m. in the SUB, Ballroom C.

The Staff Council Rewards and Recognition 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.

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.

View a list of all previous Gerald W. May Outstanding Staff Award recipients from 1991 to 2017 on the website