Staff Excellence Award

Nine outstanding staff members will receive a Missouri S&T Staff Excellence Award this year.

The awards are intended to show appreciation for and recognition of staff contributions to the university. The awards will be given to staff members who have made significant contributions to the university through a combination of job performance, relationship with their associates, and dedication to the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Any staff member, faculty member or student at the university may submit nominations, with the exception of current members of the Staff Excellence Awards Committee.

 

Submit a nomination for the 2019 Missouri S&T Staff Excellence Award via the online application. Nomination deadline is April 19, 2019. Nominate Here

Excellence Awards
  • Cindy Barton, office support assistant in admissions
  • Jason Birdsong, custodian in custodial and landscape services
  • John Chaplin, carpenter in design, construction and space management
  • Pam Crabtree, administrative assistant in physics
  • Keri DeGraffenreid, senior student support specialist in admissions
  • Misty House, program and project support coordinator for the provost’s office
  • Elaina Manson, office support assistant in computer science
  • Doug Roberts, chief of University Police
Jan Buhlinger Spirit Award
  • Lisa Winstead, senior secretary in the Intelligent Systems Center
Newcomer Award
  • Kimberly Courtney, senior operations support technician for parking operations
Outstanding Faculty Award
  • Dr. Suzanna Long, chair and professor of engineering management and systems engineering
Excellence Awards
  • Tina Alobaidan, administrative associate I in mining and nuclear engineering
  • Joe Boehm, building services supervisor in the Havener Center
  • Bobbi Jo Davis, building maintenance custodian lead in student affairs
  • Jeffrey Heniff, research engineering technician II in the Rock Mechanics and Explosives Research Center
  • Barbara Palmer, office support associate in the office of the provost
  • Jennifer Pratt, executive assistant in sponsored programs
  • Jody Seely, office support assistant III in civil, architectural and environmental engineering
  • Debra Wielms, grants and contacts specialist in sponsored programs
  • Lisa Winstead, senior secretary in the Intelligent Systems Center

Jan Buhlinger Spirit Award
  • John Cook, student recruitment specialist in admissions
Excellence Awards
  • Misty Daniels, manager II of business administration in fiscal services
  • Siiri Gilness, senior office support assistant in student affairs
  • Rhonda Grayson, business support specialist II in computer science
  • Virginia Hauck, custodian in facilities services
  • Gavin Jewell, media producer I in global learning
  • Lisa Olds, office support assistant IV in University Police
  • Carolyn Pridgeon, custodian in the Havener Center
  • Tina Reagan, student support specialist II in student life
  • Sammatha Wilcox, student support assistant II in career opportunities and employer relations

Jan Buhlinger Spirit Award
  • Joe Boehmbuilding services supervisor in the Havener Center

The awards will be given to staff members in the following five job categories, provided at least three nominations are received for each category. To be eligible, all staff members must be employed (full-time or part-time) for a minimum of three years at Missouri S&T. The Missouri S&T Staff Excellence Award Committee will make recommendations to the Chancellor for final approval. 

  • three awards for administrative/professional (3-year eligibility requirement)
  • three awards for secretarial/clerical (3-year eligibility requirement)
  • one award for technical/paraprofessional (3-year eligibility requirement)
  • two awards for crafts/services (3-year eligibility requirement)
  • Current member of either Staff Council or the Staff Excellence Awards Committee are not eligible
  • Employees who have won the award within the past five years are not eligible

Additional Awards

Outstanding Newcomer Award

New to staff council in 2019, this award is intended to show appreciation and recognition for a staff member who is new to campus and making an impact. The award will be given to a staff member who have made significant contributions to the university as a new staff member hired within the last two years. All new staff (full-time or part-time) are considered based on a combination of job performance, relationship with their associates, and dedication to the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Any staff member, faculty member or student at the university may submit nominations. Staff Council will review all nominations and announce the winner at the 2019 Missouri S&T Staff Appreciation Day on May 29, 2019.

 Submit a nomination for the 2019 Staff Council Outstanding Newcomer Award via the online application. Nomination deadline is April 19, 2019.  Nominate Here

Outstanding Faculty Award

Also new to staff council in 2019, this award is intended to show appreciation for and recognition for a faculty member who is actively engaged in supporting staff across campus.  The award is to acknowledge a faculty member who promotes the values of the campus and staff and is an outstanding member of the campus community. Any staff member, faculty member or student at the university may submit nominations. Staff Council will review all nominations and announce the winner at the 2019 Missouri S&T Staff Appreciation Day on May 29, 2019.

 Submit a nomination for the 2019 Staff Council Outstanding Faculty Award via the online application. Nomination deadline is April 19, 2019.Nominate Here