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The Staff Appreciation Award honors a staff member who actively promotes relationships among students, faculty, staff and alumni above and beyond the demands of his/her job.


Submit a Nomination



The Staff Appreciation Award is presented to one individual annually who actively promotes relationships among students, faculty, staff and alumni above and beyond the demands of her/his job. We need your help in identifying deserving candidates. Nominations will be accepted from peers, students, and HHD Alumni Society board members.

Materials needed for nomination:

1. Nominee name, phone, email, position and length of service

2.  Describe nominee’s activities that involve building relationships among faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

3.  Describe what makes the nominee’s activities outstanding. How has the nominee gone above and beyond the demands of her/his job?

4.  Student endorsement of the nominee. If the student is the nominator, additional student endorsements are necessary. Students may write their own letters of support of may sign the nominator’s letter.

Nomination period

Nominations open early October and close early December.


Nominate a deserving staff member for the Staff Appreciation Award
Past Recipients icon-olus-circle
2021 Sadhna Agrawal, KINES
2020 no recipient
2019 Renee Bailey, HDFS
2018 Lori Coup, Darla Houseman, and Melissa Strouse, RPTM
2017 Devon Thomas, HDFS
2016 Christa Kreps, HDFS
2015 Donna Bitner, HDFS
2014 Dori Sunday, KINES
2013 Deborah Houser, Student Services Office
2012 Heather Kimble, HDFS Children's Programs
2011 Alvin Hall, HDFS
2010 Susan Sanders, HPA
2009 Shannon Anthony, BBH
2008 Dee Bagshaw
2007 Suzanne "Sami" Heim, GCRC
2006 Beverly Fahr, HPA
2005 Joseph Strella, Biomechanics Laboratory, KINES
2004 Kenyan Cattell, KINES
Faculty/Staff Appreciation Award (prior to split into two awards) icon-olus-circle
2003 Beverly Haushalter, HRIM
2002 Mary Jo Spicer, HD FS
2001 Devon Hegarty, HRIM
2000 Elise Uhring, CSD