Nominations sought for Faculty and Staff Achievement Awards

November 03, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Office of Human Resources is now accepting nominations for the Faculty and Staff Achievement Awards for 2016. These annual awards recognize the efforts of faculty and staff who go beyond their basic duties to bring about positive and lasting change to the University or to the community.

The six awards that comprise the Faculty and Staff Achievement Awards are: The Barash Award for Human Service, the McKay Donkin Award, the Award for Administrative Excellence, the Staff Excellence Award, the Support Staff Award and the Dr. James Robinson Equal Opportunity Award.

All nominations are made through the Office of Human Resources website. To make a nomination or to view descriptions, eligibility requirements and the intended purpose of the awards, go to

Once a nomination is made, the nominator will be asked to upload a letter or other document that supports the nomination, and then select up to three individuals to contribute supporting documentation for the nomination. These individuals will receive an email that describes the award and the documentation to be submitted.

All Penn State faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate a fellow Penn Stater for an award. The final deadline for nominations and supporting documentation is Dec.15, 2015. 

Last Updated November 03, 2015