Employee Recognition Awards

Quality of Service Announcement!

Now is the time to submit your nominations for the Annual Employee Recognition Awards! Winners will be announced at the Employee Recognition event on April 17, 2017. Each award recipient will receive a plaque and a check for one hundred dollars. Show your appreciation and nominate a deserving colleague or co-worker.

 Any full-time active or regular part-time employee of Stetson University may be considered for nomination of an employee recognition award.

 Deadline for all nominations is Monday, April 3, 2017. Those who submit a nomination will be entered for a chance to win one of two special gifts valued at $50 that will be given away at the award ceremony. One entry will be given for each AWARD CATEGORY in which you nominate someone.

Tell us why this person deserves the award.

The award selection process is based on content of the written nomination and applicability to the specific award definition--not on the number of nominations an employee receives in any given category. We want to know what makes your nominee special. Please share with us why this person is deserving of the award by giving examples or stories that show why they are worthy. All information is considered CONFIDENTIAL and will not be accessible to anyone other than council members, although quotes may be used during presentation of awards to winners. Following the announcement, all original nominations will be filed with Human Resources.

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Please note:

The following employees have received awards within the past three years or are currently on the Quality of Service Council and are ineligible to be nominated this year.

2015-2016 Winners

Al Allen

Albert Aguirre

Maria Marrero

Dr. James Mallet

Jimmy Kelly

Kim Oates

Debbie Hines

Robert Berwick

Savannah-Jane Griffin

Colin McFarlane

2014-2015 Winners:

Sandy Aubrey

Marj Burrhus

Kim Canup

Tonya Curran

Robert Hanks

Nora Huth

Amy McAfoos-Schaefer

Melissa Peters

Trena Wetherington


2013-2014 Winners:

Dee Carpenter

Amy Dedes

Sandee Farrington

Sidney Johnston

Brian Johnson

Nancy Kernan

RC Stabile

Debbie Tate

Linda Zack


Quality of Service Council Members:

Tonya Curran, Chair

Mary Bernard, Ex-Officio

Karen Alexander

Theresa Caroll

Nicole Currie

Bobby Davidson

Maurin Johnson

Donna Loftus

Donna Nassick

Denise Vega

Claudine Verdone

Betty Whiteman, Ex-Officio


About the Employees Recognition Awards

The Quality of Service Council annually recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves amongst the Stetson community within the following categories.

Adapter of the Year

A flexible individual who adjusts quickly and readily to changes within the department due to evolving technology, new schedules or other job responsibilities.

Communicator of the Year

An individual who is able to convey information in such a clear manner that it is satisfactorily received by all segments of the Stetson University community.

Mentor of the Year

An admired individual who has supported, guided and encouraged others in their careers at Stetson University.

Money Saver of the Year

An individual who has effectively reduced costs for his/her department or the university.

Morale Builder of the Year

A positive individual who consistently boosts the spirits of others with friendliness, enthusiasm and encouragement.

Problem Solver of the Year

A solution finder; the co-worker people call when something goes wrong, or when they have a question or situation for which they don't have an answer.

P.A.R. Award

An individual who embodies the three characteristics of this award: professionalism, attitude and reliability.

Volunteer of the Year

An individual whose passion and actions exemplify commitment to service of others.

Extra Mile Award

An individual who goes beyond their job description to help others when needed without complaint or expectation.

Spirit of Stetson

The person who embodies the true spirit of Stetson University every day and who has traits of several of the award categories. This person is a representation of Stetson University's core values. The winner is selected by the Council from the entire list of nominees.

Past Winners and Nominees