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Staff Awards

The Staff Advisory Committee to the President is pleased to announce the College of Charleston Staff Awards for 2017-2018. These annual staff awards are announced at the Celebration of Staff Drop-in Lunch and Awards Ceremony held each June. The 2018 luncheon will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in the TD Arena McAlister Hospitality Suite from 11:30 am - 1:15pm.

Nominations for awards will be accepted starting May 4th and will close May 15th at  5pm. 
An email prompt to all staff as well as postings on Yammer and through department newsletters will provide more details.

Criteria and details:
 
1.  PERMANENT STAFF EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR  Permanent Staff Nomination Form
Award based on the following criteria:
 a.  This person makes contributions to further the College's core values (integrity, academic excellence, liberal arts education, respect for the individual student, diversity, community, and public mission).
 b.  This person develops and/or implements improved effectiveness of work processes to better seve the College comunity.
 c.  This person exhibits exceptional customer service
 e.  This person has made other specific contributions to the success of their office and to the greater College community.

The Permanent Staff Employee of the Year will be awarded to five individuals with the following award structure:
 ·   $1,500 to the Presidential Award recipient
 ·   $500 to each of the additional four recipients
 ·   A framed certificate for each recipient


2.  TEMPORARY STAFF EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR  Temporary Staff Nomination Form
Award based on the following criteria:
 a.  This person makes contributions to further the College's core values (integrity, academic excellence, liberal arts education, respect for the individual student, diversity, community, and public mission).
 b.  This person develops and/or implements improved effectiveness of work processes to better seve the College comunity.
 c.  This person exhibits exceptional customer service
 e.  This person has made other specific contributions to the success of their office and to the greater College community.

The Temporary Staff Employee of the Year will be awarded to three individuals with the following award structure:
 ·   $1,500 to the Presidential Award recipient
 ·   $500 to each of the additional two recipients
 ·   A framed certificate for each recipient

 
3.  OUTSTANDING STAFF MEMBER PRESIDENTIAL SERVICE AWARD  Outstanding Staff Nomination Form
Award based on the following criteria:
 a.  This person supports and engages other offices and organizations on campus.
 b.  This person has furthered the College's core values (integrity, academic excellence, liberal arts education, respect for the individual student, diversity, community, and public mission).
 c.  This person has been an instrumental contributor to the College community.
 d.  This person consistently collaborates and partners with other offices and organizations in order to benefit the campus community.

The Outstanding Staff Member Presidential Service awardee will receive:
 ·   $1,500
 ·   A framed certificate

All awardees are selected by the President with input from the Staff Advisory Committee and the relevant executive/senior vice president. The Staff Advisory Committee reviews each nomination using the Staff Awards rubric (hyperlink).        

The Board of Trustees’ approved the College’s Staff Award program at their January 29, 2014 meeting.

Previous Staff Award Recipients

The 2017 Staff Award recipients are:

Permanent Staff Member of the Year
Celeste Granger, Residence Life (Presidential Award Recipient)
Cheryl Connor, Copy Center
Elizabeth Dixon, Counseling
Zipora Ancrum, Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning
Brandi Gladden, Custodial Services

Temporary Staff Member of the Year
Evan Berry, Student Computing Support  (Presidential Award Recipient)
Tracey Bailey, Institutional Advancement

Outstanding Presidential Service Award
Mindy Miley, New Student Programs

The 2016 Staff Award recipients are:

Permanent Staff Member of the Year
Herbert Frazier, Jr.  Physical Plant (Presidential Award Recipient)
Freddy Lipata, Campus Recreation
Stacey Hassard, Geology
Katie Monk, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Diane Miller, Art & Architectural History

Temporary Staff Member of the Year
Thomas Frazier, Physical Plant (Presidential Award Recipient)
Tiffany Gammell, School of the Arts
Charlotte Speights, Library

Outstanding
Presidential Service Award
Madeline Sloan, Public Safety

The 2015 Staff Award recipients are:

Permanent Staff Employee of the Year
Sherry Gadsden, Presidential Award recipient – Addlestone Library
Mackenzie Chasteen – Admissions
Kathleen DeWitt – MPA Program
Suzette Stille  – Admissions
Michael Turner – Division of Business Affairs

The Temporary Staff Employee of the Year
Lizz Biswell, Presidential Award recipient – Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
John Curtis – Information Technology
Alex Pappas – School of Business

Outstanding Presidential Service Award
Rachael McNamara – Counseling and Substance Abuse Services

The 2014 Staff Award recipients are:

Permanent Staff Employee of the Year
Ellen Kilgore (Presidential Award recipient $1500) – Public Safety
Paty Cowden ($500) – Grounds
Roland Craft ($500) – Physical Plant
Janet Key ($500) – Public Administration
Nandini McCauley ($500) – School of the Arts

The Temporary Staff Employee of the Year
Anja Urbanski Kelley (Presidential Award recipient $1500) – Arts Management
Hannah Ashe ($500) – Marketing and Communications
Rhonda Kalil ($500) – Counseling and Substance Abuse

Outstanding Service Award
Michael Acree ($1500) – Information Technology