Loyola University Chicago

University Staff Council

Annual Recognition & Excellence Awards

Each year the Staff Recognition and Excellence Awards honor professional contributions and quality service of our University staff with special public acknowledgement for their contributions and exemplary work.

University Staff Council offers 6 distinguished awards: Staff Member of the Year, Kay Egan (Person for Others), Megs Langdon (Person for Community), Student Service (Person for Students), Team Spirit and Rising Star (New Employee).

The Staff Recognition and Excellence Award initiative was a collective effort by University Staff Council and Human Resources.

Submit a Nomination


University Staff Council's Staff Recognition and Excellence Awards recognize the extraordinary professional contributions and quality service of our University staff (non-exempt and exempt) and their integral role in advancing Loyola University Chicago's mission and fulfilling Loyola's promise in preparing people to lead extraordinary lives.

All regular staff members, full-time and part-time (20+ hours per week) are eligible, provided  they are on non-probationary status and in good standing with his/her respective department and University at the time of nomination. Previous award recipients are ineligible. Awards will be selected by elected University Staff Council members. To avoid possible conflicts of interest, elected University Staff Council members are not eligible to nominate or be nominated during their terms in office.

Nominees must have consistently performed in an exemplary manner, exceeding the expectations of their position, and should demonstrate commitment to the mission of the University and reflect Loyola's values, as well as the following attributes:

  • Integrity, Trust, and Ethics
  • Ambassadorship
  • Mautual Respect and Collaboration
  • Superior Customer Service (internal/external)
  • Professionalism
  • Pride in Work and Accountability

Awards

Staff Member of the Year Award

To honor and recognize a staff member with three years or more University service who has made a significant positive impact within their Department and across the University throughout the previous year. This individual has fostered the mission of the University, demonstrated ambassadorship, exceptional leadership, and superior service to the Loyola community (faculty, staff, students & alumni). Over the past year, this individual has demonstrated his or her willingness to fulfill job-related responsibilities in light of the Jesuit ideals and has made a conscious effort at improving his or her area, and the University at large.

Kay Egan (Person for Others) Award

To distinguish a staff member with five years or more University service who has consistently made a significant positive impact within their department, fostering the mission of the University. The award recognizes an exemplary colleague and universally recognized resource and co-worker who provides the highest quality of service to the Loyola community (faculty, staff, students & alumni).

Megs Langdon (Person for Community) Award

To distinguish a staff member with three years or more University service who has consistently made a significant positive impact beyond Loyola, and within the person's larger community. The award recognizes an exemplary colleague who is universally recognized for his or her community service, including but not limited to: leadership, commitment to social justice, and ability to organize community members.

Student Service (Person for Students) Award

To distinguish a staff member with three years or more University service who has consistently made an ongoing commitment in providing expert service to our students. The award recognizes an exemplary colleague who has demonistrated initiative and creativity, exceptional individual or team contributions, and continuous improvement in student service.

Team Spirit Award

To recognize a department/group/team of two (2) or more individuals which has made a significant contribution to a productive and harmonious work environment internally and interdepartmentally, and demonstrated commitment to excellent customer assistance and continuous improvement in customer relations.

Rising Star (New Employee) Award

To acknowledge a staff member with one to three years University service who has made a unique departmental contribution embracing the Loyola spirit and has demonstrated examples of high-quality service, and a track record of building interdepartmental relationships that lead to continuous improvement.

The Loyola community (staff, students, faculty, administrators) is invited to participate in nominations. All nominations should include specific and current examples of the staff member's achievements and contributions that reflect the principle criteria and attributes mentioned above. The nomination process for 2017 will close on October 30th. Submit a nomination today!

 

To avoid possible conflicts of interest, elected Univeristy Staff Council members are not eligible to nominate or be nominated during their terms in office.

All nominations  will be kept confidential before, during and after the selection process. Nominations  will be reviewed based on criteria and attributes of the numination. Inquiries and concerns will be forwarded to Chair of Staff Recognition & Excellence Awards Committee. 

 

  • The Chair of Staff Recognition and Excellence Award Committee will coordinate nominations submitted with elected  University Staff Council members for review and selection

 

  • The Chair of Univeristy Staff Council will coordinate with Human Resources to verify nominee eligibility. Awardees permanent personnel file will include doucmentation of recognition.

Award

Prize

Rising Star
(New Employee)

Certificate of Recognition, Letter of Recognition from the President, feature article in Inside Loyola, recognition on University Staff Council website, $250 monetary award

Team Spirit

Certificate of Recognition, Letter of Recognition from the President, feature article in Inside Loyola, recognition on University Staff Council website, Team photo, Ice Cream Social/Continental Breakfast/Pizza Party for team (of up to 25)

Student Service
(Person for Students)

Certificate of Recognition, Letter of Recognition from the President, feature article in Inside Loyola, recognition on University Staff Council website, $500 monetary award, one (1) paid day off

Megs Landon
(Person for Community)

Certificate of Recognition, Letter of Recognition from the President, feature article in Inside Loyola, recognition on University Staff Council website, $500 monetary award, one (1) paid day off

Kay Egan
(Person for Others)

Certificate of Recognition, Letter of Recognition from the President, feature article in Inside Loyola, recognition on University Staff Council website, $500 monetary award, one (1) paid day off

Staff Member of the Year

Certificate of Recognition, Letter of Recognition from the President, feature article in Inside Loyola, recognition on University Staff Council website, $1,000 monetary award, one (1) paid day off, two (2) tickets to 2018 Founders’ Dinner

Presentation and Award Ceremony

The 2017 Staff Recognition and Excellence Awards Ceremony will be held November 29th, 2017 from 3:00-5:00pm in the Wintrust Hall of the Schreiber Center at Water Tower Campus.

 

Past Winners

2016 Winners

2015 Winners

2014 Winners

2013 Winners

2012 Winners