Outstanding Staff Awards


2020 Staff Appreciation Program

March Update: Staff Appreciation 2020 has been canceled. We will announce the nominees and recipients for the awards in early April.
Each year, Augsburg University’s Staff Senate hosts a special event where staff are recognized for years of service, completion of the Diversity and Inclusion certificate program, and outstanding contributions to the campus community. Staff Senate will award five Outstanding Staff awards and one Newcomer award in a presentation on the afternoon of March 26th.

2020 Staff Appreciation Program
Thursday, March 26th
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. | Foss Center, Hoversten Chapel
This event includes refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres as well as a candy bar.
As we have in years past, Staff Senate encourages attendees to bring donations for Campus Cupboard, Augsburg’s student food shelf. Campus Cupboard is currently looking for donations of the following items:
Food donations: Microwaveable meals, healthy snack foods, trail mix, granola bars, peanut butter and other nut butters, canned beans, canned chicken and tuna, canned fruit, dried fruit, sandwich bread, cereal, ramen, baking supplies (flour, sugar, etc.), pasta sauce, etc.
Toiletry donations: Shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, deodorant, pads and tampons, lotion, sunscreen, nail clippers, etc.
You can also donate any time by bringing items to the Campus Cupboard, now located in the basement of Science Hall, Room 8.

Nominate a Colleague

Staff Senate is now accepting nominations to honor outstanding staff and outstanding newcomers at Augsburg University! Nominations for the Outstanding Staff and Newcomer Awards will be accepted from February 3rd through February 21st. Nominations are welcomed from any current member of the campus community – staff, faculty, or student. Submission materials are due no later than 5 p.m. on February 21st.

The Staff Appreciation Program is intended to recognize staff members who have made an important contribution to the campus community over the past year.

Recipients of the Outstanding Staff Award provide exceptional service to others, work collaboratively across divisions or departments, demonstrate a clear commitment to equity and inclusion, and enhance the objectives of their department and the mission of Augsburg University through creativity, innovation, and hard work.

The Newcomer Award recognizes a staff person who has made a significant impact on campus life in the categories listed above in a short amount time. Staff who have been at Augsburg for 2 years or less (as of February 1, 2020) are eligible to receive this award.

Staff Senate will award five Outstanding Staff awards and one Newcomer award in a presentation on the afternoon of March 26th. President Pribbenow, with the support of his leadership team, will also present an award to an outstanding department or group. 

STEP 1: Secure a minimum of two (maximum of three) letters of recommendation from other current members of staff, members of faculty, or students. Nomination letters should address at least two of the criteria described above in bold. Note: Please ask supporting writers to keep letters under 500 words.

STEP 2: Complete the online Q & A below. The form will ask you to explain why the nominee is deserving of the award. This will be YOUR letter of recommendation.

STEP 3: Submit your nomination by attaching the letters of recommendation as either PDF or Microsoft Word documents. Submission materials are due no later than 5 p.m. on February 21st.

Click here for the nomination form and additional instructions: https://forms.gle/jn3XuCcaWT1WjapD9

Note: In addition to completing the nomination form, you will need to secure and attach two additional letters of support from Augsburg staff, faculty, or students.