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Nomination Information

Please review the information for each specific award to nominate and recognize a University of New Hampshire staff member for their contributions to the UNH community.

  • Presidential Award of Excellence

Criteria

A staff member classified as an OS, PAT or EE employee with a minimum of three years of service who has "Demonstrated excellence through outstanding performance in their position and a record of dedication to, and a concern for, the University Community."

Timeframe

Annual award with nominations accepted during February – March each year. The Presidential Awards of Excellence are presented at the annual Staff Recognition program held in early May, usually the 1st Friday. For 2014 the awards will be presented on May 6th.

For 2014, nominations will be accepted through March 26th at http://nominations.unh.edu

Contact Information

Visit the Presidential Award of Excellence page for details and to see previous recipients. Visit the UNH Online Nominations site to nominate an eligible staff member. If you need further information, please contact Christina VanHorn at 862-0519.

 


 

  • The Kidder Award

Criteria

Through the Kidder Fund Awards, the university honors one staff member, one faculty member, and one student who, through their scholarship, leadership, or outstanding efforts, foster greater understanding of sexual orientation at the University of New Hampshire. The purpose of the Kidder Fund is to sponsor and encourage educational efforts that will enhance understanding of and advancing opportunities for those whose sexual orientation differs for the majority in our culture, to foster AIDS awareness, and to demonstrate the constructive contributions this important segment of our society is making.

Timeframe

Nominations are solicited in February and March. These awards are presented annually at the Pancake Breakfast in early April. To view past recipients of this award and to nominate a staff member for the next year's awards, please visit: http://www.unh.edu/glbt/awards.htm

Contact Information

If you have questions about the Kidder Award or wish to apply for a Kidder Fund Grant, please contact Sylvia Foster at 862-1058.

 


 

  • The Social Justice Award

Criteria

This award, created by the UNH Diversity Team and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration planning committee, recognizes the work of a student, staff and faculty member who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, courage and role modeling in promoting social justice issues such as diversity, equity and human rights at the university. This is a lifetime achievement award and 2014 will be the 10th year of honoring staff with this award.

Timeframe

Nominations are solicited annually. The current deadline for 2014 nominations is December 18, 2013 via http://nominations.unh.edu. This award will be presented during the Social Justice Awards celebration and Colleagues Luncheon scheduled for February 12, 2014.

Contact Information

If you have questions about The Social Justice Award please contact Wendy Beckwith, UNH Diversity Team Leader, at 862-2929. Visit the UNH Online Nominations site to nominate an eligible staff member. You can also visit the UNH Diversity Initiatives website for further information at: http://www.unh.edu/diversity/

 


 

  • The Women's Commission Stephanie Thomas Staff Award

Criteria

The Staff Award, created in honor of former Registrar Stephanie Thomas, a remarkable advocate for women's rights at UNH, is given to a UNH community member who has displayed a long-standing commitment to women's issues and to the mission of the Women's Commission.

Timeframe

Nominations are solicited annually for staff, faculty and students and presented each spring. The next nomination deadline will be the first week of March 2014.

Contact Information

To learn more about the President's Commission on the Status of Women, or to read about the individuals honored this past year, visit www.unh.edu/womens-commission/. To nominate a UNH staff member for the current year please visit the UNH Online Nominations site or contact Sylvia Foster at 862-1058.

 


 

  • The UNH Professional Advising Award

Criteria

The UNH Professional Advising Award recognizes a professional advising staff member for excellence across the spectrum of academic advising. Winners are chosen based on their demonstration of genuine concern and respect for students; professional and ethical standards; mastery of advising principles; engagement in activities that enhance and support academic advising at UNH; and overall enthusiasm.

Timeframe

Nominations are solicited annually, typically during the January-March timeframe. For 2014, the nomination deadline will be late February.

Contact Information

To learn more about the UNH Professional Advising Award please contact Judy Spiller, Associate Provost, University Advising and Career Center at 862-2064. To nominate a UNH staff member for the current year, please visit the UNH Online Nominations site.

 


 

  • The Women's Commission Joyce Gibbs Award

Criteria

The Joyce Gibbs Award was created in 1996 to honor the life and work of Joyce James Gibbs, who served as the senior administrative assistant to the UNH Women's Commission. Each year, the President's Commission on the Status of Women recognizes the accomplishments of a community member who has displayed a long-standing commitment to women's issues and to the mission of the Women's Commission.

Timeframe

Nominations are solicited annually during the late winter (January - March) and presented in April. The 2014 nomination deadline will be in March.

Contact Information

To learn more about the President's Commission on the Status of Women, or to read about the individuals honored this past year, visit www.unh.edu/womens-commission/. To nominate a UNH staff member for the current year please visit the UNH Online Nominations site or contact Sylvia Foster at 862-1058.