Nominations open for 2022 Faculty and Staff Achievement Awards

September 20, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Human Resources is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Faculty and Staff Achievement Awards (FSAA). The achievement awards, given annually, recognize the efforts of outstanding faculty and staff who go beyond their basic duties to bring about positive and lasting change to the University and/or to the community.

The six awards that comprise the FSAA are: 

  • 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 others.
  • 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 their 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 to submit a nomination, visit the FSAA webpage.

All Penn State faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate a fellow Penn State colleague for an award. The deadline for all nominations and supporting documentation is Monday, Nov. 15. At the end of January, faculty and staff award winners will be contacted by the office of Lorraine Goffe, vice president for Human Resources and chief human resources officer. 

Last Updated September 20, 2021