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NDSU Staff Recognition Awards

Individual Staff Recognition Awards are presented annually to the broadbanded staff at North Dakota State University.  Up to ten awards may be distributed according to the percentages in each of the five NDSU categories: Administrative/Professional, Technical/Paraprofessional, Office Support, Crafts/Trades, and Services. Each recipient will receive a cash award of $250. 

The Team Recognition Award recognizes a group of individuals who have contributed to the accomplishment of a major change or benefit to the University community.  A team may be made up of any combination of broadbanded and non-broadbanded staff with a minimum of 2 and maximum of 10 members. The team needs to have a connection to NDSU and only broadbanded team members employed at NDSU will receive the award.   Teams can be a part of a larger scope, such as NDUS.  The accomplishment needs to be NDSU related.  The team will receive a cash award of $600 to be divided equally between members (maximum of $250 per individual).

The 2017 awards will be announced and presented at the Staff Recognition Social on April 20, 2017.

The following criteria should be considered as a guide for making nominations for either the Individual or Team Recognition Award.

  • Any broadbanded staff member: who is half-time (50%) or more.
  • Outstanding achievement on the job: actions that constitute performance beyond expectation standards.
  • Exceptional contributions towards the effectiveness and efficiency of operations: actions that contribute to the maximum utilization of departmental resources. 
  • Outstanding service to other employees, students, or visitors: actions that are especially helpful or make a good impression on others.
  • Distinguished efforts in staff development/recognition: actions that help provide employees with opportunities to learn and to be rewarded.

Recognition Award Recipients

2016 Recipients


Individual Recipients: Shannon Eck, Callie Dominique Speer, Tracey Dahl, Sara Ogundolani, Carin Engler, Jean Hagen, Jim Stalboerger, Sharon Kaup, Dorothy Wilson, and a very special employee of Multicultural Programs (Ruthie).

Team Award: STEPS to Success Team- Betsy Carter, Linda Fricker, Mark Hanson, Samantha Johnson, and Janine Kuntz.

2015 Recipients


Individual Recipients: Megan Ehora, Judith Henry Huber, Aida Martinez-Freeman, Regina Ranney, Jeffrey Erickson, Christine LaVallie, Judy Erickson, Judith Moe, Roxanne England, and Debra McDonald.

Team Award: Plant Sciences Administrative Support Team - Kamie Beeson, Eileen Buringrud, Cora Crane, Michelle Grant, Louise Heinz, Lisa Johnson, and Starr Thies.

Staff Recognition Award Criteria


When nominations are reviewed, this is what the committee is scoring the nominee on:


Individual Award Criteria

Nominee’s job performance throughout the year
For example:

  • Consistently produces high-quality work
  • Gives extra effort to complete a job or to share a heavy workload
  • Serves campus through committees and special projects

Nominee’s working relationships
For example:

  • Helps others beyond general job requirements
  • Receives unsolicited thank you or appreciation letters for work done
  • Consistently provides outstanding customer service that supports the NDSU mission – student focused, land grant and research university
  • Contributes to a team-oriented, supportive working environment
  • Explain the valuable traits this individual possesses

Contributions made to the whole community

For example:

  • Service to professional organizations
  • Volunteer work
  • Service to civic, religious, school, veteran, or other groups (committees, officer, etc.)

Team Award Criteria

Valuable contributions or services provided by the nominees to their department over and above their core job requirements
For example:

  • Improves efficiency for the office/ department
  • Contributes to a positive environment
  • Providing outstanding service

Nominee’s working relationships with the public and with other departments
For example:

  • Helps others beyond general job requirements
  • Receives unsolicited thank you or appreciation letters for work done
  • Consistently provides outstanding customer service that supports the NDSU mission – student focused, land grant and research university
  • Explain the valuable traits this team possesses

Nominee’s working relationship with colleagues

For example:

  • Helps others beyond requirements of job
  • Contributes to a team-oriented, supportive working environment
  • Is always friendly, courteous, and cooperative  
  • Builds camaraderie among team members      

Additional Pertinent Information:





  • Please, use the online or printable form(s) below to nominate individuals or teams.
  • Thoroughly complete all sections on the form.
  • Self-nominations can not be accepted.
  • If you are using a printable form please be sure to type or print legibly.
  • The nomination deadline is March 3, 2017. 

Please refrain from using the nominee's name in your narratives as we must redact/remove identifying information.



Online submission of the Team Nomination Form

Online submission of the Individual Nomination Form


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