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Faculty and staff: Submit University Excellence Awards nominations now

Nomination and Award Deadline

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(Jan. 8, 2010)--Nominations are being accepted now for the University Excellence Awards and Richard S. Howe Excellence in Service to Undergraduate Students Awards. The nomination deadline is 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11. The awards ceremony is April 13.

The goal of the University Excellence Awards Program is to honor outstanding UTSA staff across the Tri-campuses who demonstrate excellent work performance. An award of $1,000 will accompany each of these awards:

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

Tri-Campus community members also are 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 or recipients of this award could receive up to $2,000.

>> Download the nomination form for the University Excellence and Howe awards. The form includes criteria and descriptions for each award. Forms with the original signature should be mailed or taken to the Employee Relations Office, Multidisciplinary Studies Building Room 2.02.46 (Main Campus) or University Heights Room 1.120.

"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," said UTSA President Ricardo Romo. "It is important that we take the time to recognize and honor those who go beyond the call of duty. I encourage you to take the time to nominate your colleagues for the University Excellence Awards and the Richard S. Howe award. I thank you in advance for taking the time to nominate your colleagues who help make UTSA a better place for all."

Note that a UTSA employee may be nominated for only one individual award in a given year. However, a UTSA employee may be nominated for an individual award and be part of a team award nomination in a given year.

For those employees without computer access, supervisors are asked to print this article and copies of the nomination form.

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The University Excellence Awards ceremony is 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 13 in the University Center Ballroom (1.104) on the Main Campus. At the ceremony, UTSA employees who have reached milestones in their length of service with the university will be recognized. Additionally, 2009 retirees will be invited to the ceremony to be recognized and to receive a token gift of appreciation from the university.

 

 

Did You Know?

Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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