Staff and Appointed Professional Awards & Recognition

The Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences, and Cooperative Extension has an approved awards program designed to honor outstanding staff, administrators, appointed professionals and teams. For details on how to nominate someone for an award, check the "Guidelines and Suggested Criteria" listed for each award.

View all previous recipients of staff and appointed professional awards.

Outstanding Staff Award

  • $350 for each quarterly winner
  • Plaque presented at Spring or Fall Luncheon
  • Permanent plaque in Forbes 3rd floor lobby lists all recipients to date
  • Contact: Staff Council/Office of the Vice President and Dean, (520) 621-7621

Guidelines and Suggested Criteria

Year-to-Year Appointed Professional Award for Excellence

  • $1000 and plaque
  • Presented annually at the Spring Luncheon
  • Contact: Jeffrey Ratje, Associate Vice President for Finance, Administration and Operations, (520) 621-7195

Guidelines and Suggested Criteria

Outstanding Staff in Support of Instruction and Student Services Award

  • $500 and a plaque
  • Presented annually at the Fall Luncheon
  • Contact: Mike Staten, Bart Cardon Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Career Development, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, (520) 621-3613

Guidelines and Suggested Criteria

Outstanding Staff in Research Award

  • $500 and a plaque
  • Presented annually at the Spring Luncheon
  • Contact: Parker Antin, Associate Vice President for Research, (520) 621-5242

Guidelines and Suggested Criteria

Outstanding Staff in Cooperative Extension Award

  • $500 and plaque
  • Presented annually at an Extension or ALVSCE event
  • Contact: Jeff Silvertooth, Associate Dean for Economic Development, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Director, Cooperative Extension, (520) 621-7205

Guidelines and Suggested Criteria

A+ Advisor Award

  • Plaque only
  • 1-4 awards presented annually at the Fall Luncheon
  • Contact: Student Advisory Council/CALS Career and Academic Services, (520) 621-3611

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Administrator of the Year Award

  • Plaque for administrator and $1000 award to unit
  • Presented annually at the Spring Luncheon
  • Contact: Heather Roberts-Wrenn, Assistant Director, Organizational Effectiveness, Division Business Services, (520) 621-9168

Guidelines and Suggested Criteria

Outstanding Team Award

  • $500 per person ($2500 maximum per team)
  • Brass plate bearing all team members' names added to master plaque
  • Presented annually at the Spring Luncheon
  • Contact: Parker Antin, Associate Vice President for Research, (520) 621-5242

Guidelines and Suggested Criteria

Shirley O'Brien Diversity & Inclusion Award

  • $1000 and plaque
  • Presented annually
  • Contact: Heather Roberts-Wrenn, Assistant Director, Organizational Effectiveness, Division Business Services, (520) 621-9168

Guidelines and Suggested Criteria