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H&SS Outstanding Service Award
Nomination Guidelines and Criteria

The winners of the Outstanding Service Award for 2006 were Sue Connelly in the Modern Languages Department and Emily McCall in the Academic Advisory Center. Pictured here, from left to right, are H&SS Dean John Lehoczky; Emily McCall; AAC Director Jay Devine; Sue Connelly; and Modern Languages Department Head Dick Tucker.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences Outstanding Service Award was established in 1996 to recognize and honor H&SS staff members whose job performance and dedication to the operations of H&SS merit special recognition.

Previous recipients are Michele Colon (1995); Gail Dickey (1996); Margaret Kinsky (1997); Carole Deaunovich, Sandra Harris, David Stevens (1998); Vanessa Calvin, Theresa Kurutz, Kathy Majors, Mari Alice McShane (1999); Nancy Monda, Stephanie Dickey, Rosa Stipanovic (2000); Vera Lampley, Susan Kravitz (2001); Rose Krakovsky (2002); Barbara Dorney (2003); Natalie Taylor, Vickie Makel, and Rosemarie Commisso (2004); Janice Trygar, Jackie DeFazio, and Sharon Blazevich (2005); Sue Connelly and Emily McCall (2006).

The award is open to all regular full-time and regular part-time staff members. Those who received the award 3 or more years ago (2003 or before) are eligible to be nominated again next year.

The basis for selection will be excellence in the areas of Job Performance, Dedication, Positive Attitude, and Citizenship. The following descriptions are offered as guidelines for nominations.

Job Performance
Individuals display excellence in job performance by producing quality work consistently and dependably. They display a deep knowledge or expertise in their field. Exhibiting pride in accomplishment, they strive toward job-related self-improvement and seek to enhance both product standards and work efficiency.

Dedicated individuals accept responsibility and make the extra effort to complete a task. They are willing to go the extra mile and try alternative methods as necessary. They are determined problem-solvers who are not easily discouraged by challenging situations.

Positive Attitude
Individuals display courtesy, helpfulness, self-assurance and enthusiasm. They are strong communicators who do not focus on the obstacles at hand, but rather on overcoming those obstacles.

Individuals have a sense of community within their department, the college, and the university. They have strong interpersonal skills, and show respect for the ideas and feelings of others. They share information and offer their time to others. They build harmonious working relationships, based on loyalty and commitment, that improve productivity and promote shared goals.


We are not currently accepting nominations.








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