Staff Awards

Staff Awards
Staff Award Recipients

Each year, the University of New Hampshire selects a small number of its outstanding staff for special recognition through the Presidential Award of Excellence, the highest honor bestowed upon University staff, along with other university-wide awards recognizing excellence, engagement, service and advocacy.

Students and UNH President at student award event

Staff Awards and Descriptions

About this Award
At one time, UNH had four separate, yet inter-connected, diversity, equity and inclusion-focused university commissions: The President's Commission on the Status of GLBT Issues, The President's Commission on the Status of People of Color, The President's Commission on the Status of People with Disabilities, and The President's Commission on the Status of Women. Each commission would seek to further improve inclusion across the university for students, faculty and staff through various efforts and initiatives. The four commissions have since been unified as The University Commission on Community, Equity and Diversity (UCCED).  The Advocacy & Action award represents the unification of these historic recognitions. It celebrates UNH community members who embody our university's diversity statement. Those selected for this award have acted as consistent advocates for diversity, equity and inclusion throughout their time at UNH.

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About this Award
All members of the university community, including leadership, supervisors & managers, peers, colleagues and students may nominate any qualified staff member by completing the Presidential Award of Excellence nomination form online or by requesting a paper application from Human Resources and forwarding it to the Presidential Award of Excellence Peer Review Committee, c/o Human Resources, Nesmith Hall each year by the deadline.

About this Award
Before his death in 1993, UNH alumnus and former Dean of Students William "Bill" Kidder established a fund to support educational efforts directed at enhancing the understanding of sexual minorities and gender identities. The annual awards seek to honor those who, through their scholarship, leadership, or outstanding efforts, foster greater understanding of sexual orientation and gender expression at the University of New Hampshire. These awards will be presented at the annual LGBTQ+ Pancake Breakfast usually scheduled in April.  This award is presented to selected student, faculty and staff members.   
(Nominations for students occur separately from the Student Leadership Award Nomination process)

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