Employee Recognition

Monthly Spirit of Stetson Award

Nominate your Colleagues!

Do you know someone who exhibits the spirit of Stetson? Maybe it's someone who does something remarkable or someone who dedicates themselves every day to a job well done. If this is the case, nominate them for the Quality of Service Spirit of Stetson Award!

The winner of this monthly award will receive a gift certificate, be recognized by coworkers, and be featured on the Quality of Service website. Everyone nominated for this award throughout the year will be entered into the Spirit of Stetson category at the 2019 Employee Recognition Awards.

2019-20120 Spirit of Stetson Award Winners

November 2019 - Megan Danna, University Marketing
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September 2019 - Ethan Shoemaker, Stetson Rowing
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September 2019 - Sarai Ortiz, Facilities Management
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August 2019 - Jackee Brame, du-Pont Ball Library
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Past 2018-2019 Spirit of Stetson Award winners: Terri Richards, Brian Nelson, Lauren Swaggerty, Lizzie Dement, Gary Sipe, Keith Sims

Past 2017-2018 Spirit of Stetson Award winners: Jessica Day, Kim Canup, Lee Wilson, Caroline Skinner, Elizabeth Boggs, KJ Jefferies, and Laura Glander!

2018 Annual Employee Recognition Awards

2018 Employee Recognition Award Winners The Quality of Service Council annually recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves amongst the Stetson community within the following categories.

The award selection process is based on the 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 the presentation of awards to winners. Following the announcement, all original nominations will be filed with Human Resources.

Award 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 a commitment to the 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.

Previous Winners

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.

2018-2019 Winners

  • Christine Arias
  • Candi Thompson
  • Ann Fick
  • Matt Adair
  • Ray Almodovar
  • Vikram Ahmed
  • Trena Wetherington
  • Tonya Curran
  • Annette Accorto
  • Amy Gipson

2017-2018 Winners

  • Kara Cummings
  • Mary Bernard
  • Joan Beasley
  • Larry Correll-Hughes
  • Jamie Vanderlip
  • Nicole Currie
  • Kevin Winchell
  • Sara Hacker-Machacek
  • Steve Trimper
  • Colleen Vanderlip
  • Wendy Lowe

Read more about our 2017-2018 winners

2016-2017 Winners

  • Caroline Skinner
  • Cecil Chik
  • April Atkinson
  • Travis Potter
  • Kendrial Wilson
  • Treasa McDonald
  • Rick Tysor
  • Dawn Bass
  • Jeanne Peterson
  • Jimmy Franklin

Read more about our 2016-2017 winners

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