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Nominate outstanding UTSA staff and faculty for university-wide recognition

Nominate outstanding UTSA staff and faculty for university-wide recognition

(Jan. 3, 2019) -- It's time to nominate outstanding staff and faculty colleagues for recognition at the University Excellence Awards ceremony. Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 15 (with the exception of the Diversity Award; see details below).

"We have many exceptional staff and faculty who are working hard to bring UTSA closer to our destinations as a great research university, model for student success, and exemplar for strategic growth and innovative excellence," said UTSA President Taylor Eighmy. "The University Excellence Awards provide the perfect opportunity to recognize Roadrunners who demonstrate extraordinary commitment to our university community.” 

Nominations will be accepted for the following awards:

  • Rising Star Award (staff nominations accepted; $1000 prize)
    The Rising Star Award recognizes a new employee who has made significant contributions to his or her area or to the university community.
  • Leadership Award (staff nominations accepted; $1000 prize)
    The Leadership Award recognizes a supervisor who promotes UTSA mission and goals through actions and job performance.
  • Team Spirit Award (staff nominations accepted; $1000 prize)
    The Team Spirit Award recognizes a group of staff employees who have demonstrated exceptional ability to foster collaboration, communication and cooperation among colleagues internal and/or external to their department.
  • Extra Mile Award (staff nominations accepted; $1000 prize)
    The Extra Mile Award recognizes an individual who has performed at a level beyond normal job requirements, which has furthered the department’s and UTSA’s goals and mission.
  • Order of the Roadrunner Award (staff nominations accepted; $1000 prize)
    The Order of the Roadrunner Award is the highest honor that a UTSA staff member can receive for his or her dedication to the UTSA community.
  • Richard S. Howe Excellence in Service to Undergraduate Students Award (faculty and staff nominations accepted; $2000 prize)
    The Richard S. Howe Excellence in Service to Undergraduate Students Award recognizes a faculty or staff member who has shown exemplary commitment towards UTSA undergraduates.
  • President’s Distinguished Diversity Award (faculty, staff and student nominations accepted; $500 and $1000 prize)
    The President's Distinguished Diversity Award bestows the highest level of recognition to an individual or group that encourages the entire UTSA community to think and practice diversity and inclusion in more creative and collaborative ways. NOTE: Nomination deadline is Jan. 25.

Award recipients will be recognized at the annual University Excellence Awards Ceremony on April 18, 2019 and be presented with a monetary prize and a trophy.

The ceremony will honor faculty, staff and student recipients of the awards listed above as well as the Howe Teaching Award and the President’s Distinguished Achievement Awards. Additionally, UTSA employees who have reached milestones in their length of service with the university and the UT System as well as retirees from the previous calendar year will be recognized.

K.C. Gonzalez

Learn more abou the University Excellence Awards or submit a nomination.

Supervisors are asked to provide a printed copy of the nomination forms to employees who do not have access to a UTSA personal computer.

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