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Submit nominations for University Excellence Awards

By Ricardo Romo
UTSA President

(Jan. 31, 2008)--Our most valuable asset at UTSA is our people, and our university is rapidly becoming a premier research university thanks to the endless hours of dedication from our employees.

It is important that we take the time to recognize and honor those who go beyond the call of duty. This is why I highly encourage UTSA faculty and staff to take the time to nominate your colleagues for the University Excellence Awards.

The goal of the University Excellence Awards is to honor outstanding UTSA staff across the Tri-campuses who demonstrate excellent work performance. The nomination deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 29, 2008. A monetary award of $1,000 will accompany each of the following awards:

  • The Rising Star Award
  • The Leadership Award
  • The Team Spirit Award
  • The Extra Mile Award
  • The Order of the Roadrunner Award

Additionally, the Tri-Campus community is invited to nominate individuals or work teams for the Richard S. Howe Excellence in Service to Undergraduate Students Award. This award is presented to faculty and staff members who have shown exemplary commitment to UTSA undergraduates and have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to UTSA undergraduate students. The recipient(s) of this award could receive up to $2,000.

The form includes descriptions for each of the awards. I ask that supervisors provide printed copies to those employees who may not have access to a UTSA personal computer.

The 2008 ceremony is 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, 2008, in the University Center Retama Auditorium (2.02.02) at the 1604 Campus. At the ceremony, we also will recognize employees who have reached milestones in their length of service with UTSA.

Additionally, retirees from the previous year will be invited to return to the campus to receive a token gift of appreciation.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to nominate your colleagues who help make UTSA a better place for all.

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