Awards

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 31 March to 1 p.m., 27 April. Anyone can nominate a member of the University Staff for the Award. Simply send an email to the Secretary with a Word document attached, that provides the name, job title, and Division of employment of the person you are nominating, along with their story (limited to 600 words). In preparing your story for submission, there are no strict criteria, but the Awards Committee has identified some areas of interest that may assist you in your focus. These include:

  • Promoting the image of the department or university through continual extension of service and courtesy to students, employees and the public
  • Consistently promoting excellence in him/herself and colleagues
  • Exhibiting leadership and maintaining grace under pressure/deadlines/crisis situations
  • Initiating/recommending innovative ideas which are implemented and result in better service or efficiency
  • Community service outside the university or within the university but not part of job responsibilities
  • Behavior or personality that makes the workplace more pleasant.

Nominations may be sent to the Secretary at john.lease@wisc.edu who will provide them to the Committee for their review.

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 10 persons who each year are presented with the Award.

Everyone who is nominated, regardless if they are among the final 10 winners or not, will have their names published on a ‘Roll of Honor’.

Pringle Award

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.