The Elizabeth S. Pringle Award is limited to those members of the University Staff who hold Office Support Titles and is awarded on an annual basis. Nominations may be submitted by anyone and can be up to 600 words in length to tell the story of the nominee from the perspective of the nominator. Nominations are generally opened in the late summer.
The Pringle Award is issued to a single winner from among the nominees. The nominations are reviewed by a 5 person committee of University Staff Shared Governance called the Awards Selection Committee. This committee meets collectively to determine the winner.
The Pringle Award is made possible from a generous grant by Dr. Joel Margolis, an Emeritus Faculty member of the UW-Madison. The Award is named for his Assistant, the late Elizabeth S. Pringle.
Chancellor Blank and Vice Chancellor Heller use the occasion of the September meeting of Congress to congratulate Karen Stephens on winning the 2019 Elizabeth S. Pringle Award.
University Staff Recognition Award
The University Staff Recognition Award is presented each year to those employees who are recognized for their outstanding achievements. Nominations are open from 25 January to 28 February. Anyone can nominate a member of the University Staff for the Award.
These nominations can be up to 600 words in length, and are meant to tell the story of the nominee from the perspective of the nominator, and explain what makes this person special. The nominations are reviewed by a 5 person committee of University Staff shared governance known as the Awards Selection Committee. This committee is the sole decision maker and selects the 8 persons who each year are presented with the Award.
The Awards are presented at a public ceremony, at which the winners receive a certificate, a monetary payment, and a letter of congratulations from the Chancellor. Everyone who is nominated, regardless if they are among the final 8 winners or not, will have their names published on a ‘Roll of Honor’.
Thank you to all of those who participated in this year 2019 University Staff Recognition Awards nomination! We are pleased to announce the 8 recipients and the Roll of Honor: 2019 USRA Roll of Honor!