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This award honors individuals who create conditions that facilitate, assist, provide opportunity for and make it easier for others to effectively and efficiently accomplish their objectives. The public honors received by faculty and administrators are a function of the skilled and dedicated behind-the-scenes efforts of their supporting staff.

The staff of the College work day-to-day to keep the college running effectively, makes efficient use of resources, protects the time and energy of the faculty and administration, and facilitate the effective accomplishment of scholarly and educational functions.

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Consideration for these awards shall be given to all staff, clerical, or technical service employee of the College of Health and Human Development or any such person assigned from another University unit to serve the College of Health and Human Development who fulfill the following criteria:

  • demonstrates excellence in their professional performance;
  • dedicated to facilitating the effectiveness of the College and displays a caring, professional style;
  • contributes innovative solutions to problem solving;
  • gives constructive suggestions to improving the work of their program and the faculty, administrators, and students they serve; and
  • symbolizes values towards which the College is directed.

Each award shall be made for one academic year.  Further extraordinary accomplishments by a recipient may enable that recipient to be again considered for this award, but the award shall not be granted to the same recipient two consecutive years.

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Any employee of the College or University, students, alumna, alumnus, or emeritus faculty or administrators may nominate candidates.

To submit a nomination, please complete the on-line nomination form and provide the following documentation:

  • One detailed letter of support, with three signatures, that indicates how the candidate meets the award criteria.
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This award shall be made to one staff member according to the above stated criteria.  Recipient of this award shall be selected either by a selection committee whose responsibility will be to review recommendations for the award and/or submitted nominations or through a process determined to be appropriate for the  above-said purpose by the Dean of the College of Health and Human Development.

Recipient will be notified prior to the start of Fall Semester.  A plaque and a monetary award will be presented to the recipient during the  Fall HHD Annual Awards Ceremony .

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 If you have any questions about the award or nomination process, please call (814) 865-1428 or email us at HHDCollegeAwards@psu.edu.