Nominations open for 2020 Faculty and Staff Achievement Awards

September 22, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State is now accepting nominations for the Faculty and Staff Achievement Awards for 2020. The achievement awards, given annually, recognize the efforts of faculty and staff who go beyond their basic duties to bring about positive and lasting change to the University and/or to the community.

Following is a brief overview of the six awards that comprise the Faculty and Staff Achievement Awards:

  • The Barash Award for Human Service: This award recognizes a full-time member of the faculty, staff or student body at the University Park campus who contributes to human causes, public service activities and organization, or the welfare of fellow humans.
  • The McKay Donkin Award: This award recognizes a full-time faculty, staff or retiree for contributions to the economic, physical, mental or social welfare of the faculty of the University.
  • The Dr. James Robinson Equal Opportunity Award: This award recognizes a full-time faculty or staff member with at least two years of active University service who promotes the concept of equal opportunity through affirmative action and contributes to the improvement of cross-cultural understanding.
  • The Award for Administrative Excellence: This award recognizes a staff member for performance and achievements that would exemplify administrative excellence.
  • The Staff Excellence Award: This award recognizes the consistently outstanding performance of a staff member who demonstrates ongoing quality improvement, team spirit and excellence.
  • The Support Staff Award: This award recognizes high quality performance of a full-time, nonexempt staff member with a minimum of five years of active University service.

To learn more about each award or submit a nomination, visit the Faculty and Staff Achievement Awards website.

Once a nomination is submitted, the nominator is asked to upload a letter of support (PDF required) for each nomination, and then select up to three individuals to contribute supporting documentation for the nomination. The contributing individuals will receive an email within two business days of the nomination that describes the award and the documentation needed to be submitted for the nominee.

All Penn State faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate a fellow Penn Stater for an award. The deadline for nominations and supporting documentation is Monday, Nov. 18.

Last Updated September 22, 2019