NC State University Awards for Excellence

2017 Awards for Excellence Winners Pictured (L-R) with Chancellor Woodson: Mary Catherine Cole- Office of the Chancellor, Tammy Kelly- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Stephanie Teeter- College of Engineering, Brian Green- Lonnie Poole Golf Course, Leslie Wirt- College of Education, Labin Woodlief- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Melissa Cardez- Registration and Records, Rudy Lopez- Capital Project Management, Lindsay Hester- Campus Enterprises, Amy Parker- Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development, Mike Cuales- DELTA. Not Pictured: Adina Stock- Athletics

Nominations are now closed. The nomination period for the 2018 NC State Awards for Excellence program will open January 1, 2018.

Program Overview

The NC State University Awards for Excellence is the most prestigious honor bestowed upon non-faculty employees.

The NC State Awards for Excellence commence each year when all colleges and business units across campus select employees to be recognized as Awards for Excellence recipients. In addition to receiving eight hours of paid time off and a $250 cash-award from the respective college or business unit, recipients are also honored at the NC State University Awards for Excellence ceremony, where twelve individuals receive special distinction as recipients of the NC State University Awards for Excellence.

The twelve recipients of the NC State University Awards for Excellence receive an additional eight hours of paid time off, a cash-award for $1,000, and an engraved award plaque. The NC State University Awards for Excellence recipients are also submitted for consideration for the Governor’s Awards for Excellence, which is the highest honor awarded to a State of North Carolina employee.

The 2017 NC State Awards for Excellence Ceremony was held June 7, 2017 in the Talley Student Union State Ballroom.

Award Categories

The NC State University Awards for Excellence recognize the meritorious accomplishments and contributions of individual employees.

The NC State University Awards for Excellence recognize the notable contributions that are above and beyond an employee’s normal job responsibilities. These meritorious achievements or accomplishments should be so singularly outstanding that special recognition is justified.

Awards for Excellence candidates should demonstrate excellence in their departments or divisions, the NC State campus community, the State of North Carolina, or the lives of others.

Eligible employees may be nominated in only one of the following award categories:

  • Customer Service: This category recognizes a candidate who provides exceptional service and creates a positive customer experience which continuously exceeds expectations and improves customer experiences.
  • Efficiency and Innovation: This category recognizes a candidate who has made a significant contribution in improving the effectiveness of a service or program resulting in new or improved innovations, efficiencies, or cost-savings.
  • Human Relations: This category recognizes a candidate who has made an outstanding contribution toward enhancing the quality or morale of the workplace or toward enhancing the public image of a department or division, NC State University, or state government.
  • Outstanding State Government Service: This category recognizes a candidate who demonstrates an unselfish devotion to duty far and above the normal requirements and contributes significantly to the advancement of state service to the citizens of North Carolina.
  • Public Service: This category recognizes a candidate who has made an outstanding contribution through volunteerism or through implementing community or public service projects.
  • Heroism: This category recognizes a candidate who demonstrates outstanding judgment or courage in an emergency or who displays heroic actions to prevent or minimize physical injury or the loss of life or property.
  • Spirit of North Carolina: This category recognizes a candidate who exemplifies the state motto “To be, rather than to seem” by mentoring others in the pursuit of excellence and serving as an ambassador for the State of North Carolina. This award category is reserved for exceptional circumstances and for accomplishments and achievements of the highest caliber.

Eligibility

The NC State University Awards for Excellence recognize the meritorious accomplishments and contributions of individual employees.

Active SHRA employees, including law enforcement and cooperative extension employees, working at least 30 hours each week (0.75 FTE), are eligible to be nominated for the NC State University Awards for Excellence. Active EHRA employees, excluding executive administrators in the SAAO Tier I category, Department Heads, and faculty in the JCAT 100 and 200 categories, working at least 30 hours each week (0.75 FTE), are also eligible to be nominated for the NC State University Awards for Excellence.

Temporary employees, retirees, and positions classified as executive administrators in the SAAO Tier I category and faculty in the JCAT 100 and 200 categories are not eligible for the NC State University Awards for Excellence. Examples of temporary employees include, but are not limited to, graduate assistants, house officers, postdoctoral scholars, and student workers. Groups or teams are also ineligible for the NC State University Awards for Excellence.

All Awards for Excellence nominations require the approval of the nominee’s manager. Nominees will be disqualified in the event of any active or pending disciplinary actions or in the event of documented disciplinary actions within the preceding 18 months.

Nomination

Each college and business unit has the flexibility to establish the nomination and selection criteria for their Awards for Excellence Nominations. Please contact your college or business unit coordinator for more information.

College / Unit

Coordinator

Phone

Email Address

Office of the Chancellor Lindsay Recchie 515-1120 larecchi@ncsu.edu
Office of Finance and Administration Nikki Cofield 513-7132 nikki_cofield@ncsu.edu
Office of Information Technology Mark Harben 513-4083 mark_harben@ncsu.edu
Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development Miriam Hines 515-2117 mahines2@ncsu.edu
Office of the Provost Judy Austin 513-3636 jcaustin@ncsu.edu
Division of Academic and Student Affairs Laura DeFreitas 513-2934 laura_defreitas@ncsu.edu
Office of University Advancement Iaine MacDonald 515-9078 ismacdon@ncsu.edu
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Claudia Mello 515-8372 cmello@ncsu.edu
College of Design Joyce Stevens 515-7341 jstevens@ncsu.edu
College of Education Janis Pierce 515-1823 jbpierc2@ncsu.edu
College of Engineering Connie Reno 515-8521 reno@ncsu.edu
College of Humanities and Social Sciences Crissy Williams-Brown 513-1828 cwbrown@ncsu.edu
Poole College of Management Donna Barrett 515-6176 donna_barrett@ncsu.edu
College of Natural Resources Trenel Holloway 513-1252 trenel_holloway@ncsu.edu
College of Sciences Jamie Vrabel Barber 515-2501 jdvrabel@ncsu.edu
College of Textiles Debbie Mostek 515-6122 dgmostek@ncsu.edu
College of Veterinary Medicine Lynn Burris 513-6251 leburris@ncsu.edu