Rising Star Award

This award recognizes a new (1-5 years) Professional Staff Member’s current achievement and future capacity. Recipients have been identified by peers as a person who, although new,  has already contributed in a meaningful way and has demonstrated the ability to serve in a greater capacity going forward.

Bridge Builder Award

Requiring no minimum length of service, this award recognizes a Professional Staff Member who consistently fosters positive collaboration; someone who has been identified by peers as a person who has worked consistently to increase collaboration among campus departments and groups. The recipient will be a staff member who has demonstrated this collaboration in past projects or through daily interactions.

Leader of the Pack Award

Presented to someone with 10+ years of service who is a leader in their subject area, this award recognizes  a Professional Staff Member with specialized knowledge that is important to the Campus. This is a staff member who is a valued source of knowledge for peers. The Leader of the Pack Award will celebrate this career body of knowledge.

Nomination Process and Deadlines

The call, acceptance and final deadline for the nomination of a colleague takes place during the spring semester.

For each category up to two nominees may be awarded.

Nomination submission will require:

  • Name and position of Staff Member you are nominating
  • Their length of service
  • Brief list of their accomplishments
  • Brief narrative of why your nominee should receive this award

Optional, but highly recommended:

  • Letters of support from fellow campus community members to strengthen your nomination

Resubmission of previous nominations that were not chosen are very welcome!

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service

The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence are system-level honors conferred to acknowledge and provide systemwide recognition for consistently superior professional achievement and to encourage the ongoing pursuit of excellence.

Nominees for the award must be individuals who have repeatedly sought improvement of themselves, their campuses and ultimately the State University and in doing so, have transcended the normal definitions of excellence. Nominees must perform superbly in fulfilling the job description for position held and should also demonstrate excellence in professional activities beyond the parameters of the job description. They should satisfy the standards in a creative and innovative fashion while demonstrating flexibility and adaptability to institutional needs. Capabilities and accomplishments in areas of leadership, decision-making, and problems solving are also considered. (Evidence would include professional recognitions, initiation of ideas, development of proposals, committee activities, etc…)

For more information on The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence, visit the SUNY Awards webpage.