Outstanding Team Award


The Outstanding Team Award recognizes outstanding contributions by a team in the Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences, and Cooperative Extension (ALVSCE) employees. The award is given annually with a plaque and award of $500 to each team member (maximum of $2,500). The award is presented at an ALVSCE event.


Who can be Nominated?

Nominees must be ALVSCE employees of the Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences, and Cooperative Extension. The team can include faculty, academic professionals or classified staff, irrespective of length of service. Students and community members can be members of the team, but will be ineligible to receive the monetary award. Past recipient teams are ineligible for a period of five years.


Who can Nominate?

Nominations can be made by any ALVSCE administrative head, faculty or staff member.


Nomination Materials

Nominating packets must include a nomination letter from the initiator plus a maximum of three supporting letters. The nominator should list all team members at the beginning of their letter. Letters should highlight exceptional team performance in one or more of the following categories:

  • Achievements and contributions to the ALVSCE mission.
  • Service and impact to the ALVSCE, Tucson and/or regional communities.
  • Assistance to students, faculty, visitors, community groups and/or outside agencies
  • Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of ALVSCE operations


Selection Procedure and Criteria

A committee comprised of at least two faculty and two appointed personnel members plus the Associate Vice President for Research serving as chair will review all nominations and select the winner based on the criteria above.


Nomination Submission and Deadline

Send nomination materials in a single pdf file to Zaida Zalbidea at zaidaz@arizona.edu by close of business on March 1 annually.

Should March 1 fall on a weekend, the deadline will be automatically moved to the next business day.