Nominations open for multiple UCCS and CU awards

2018 Campus Awards ceremony
2018 Campus Awards ceremony

Nominations are open for a variety of awards for UCCS faculty, staff and students.

UCCS awards will be presented at the Campus Awards Ceremony April 23. CU Awards will be recognized at the campus ceremony and present at meetings throughout the spring. Awards below are sorted by deadline date:

Headshot of Phillip Morris
2018 Garrett Swasey Outstanding Staff Award – Phillip Morris

UCCS Garrett Swasey Outstanding Staff Award
Acknowledges the achievements and contributions of a UCCS staff member who exemplifies excellence in service to the campus and community.
Eligible: Permanent staff member (classified or exempt) employed as such for a minimum three years as of Dec. 31, 2018
Deadline: 4 p.m., Feb. 4
Award: Recognition at Campus Awards Ceremony, plaque, $1,000
Nomination Information: http://communique.uccs.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2019-Nomination-Form-Swasey-Outstanding-Staff-Award.doc


2018 Student Employee of the Year – Agatha Graselia

UCCS Student Employee of the Year
Recognizes an outstanding student employee in six areas: reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, longevity, uniqueness of contribution, service to campus and community.
Eligible: Work study, hourly or salaried student employees with at least six months of part-time or three-months of full-time employment between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019, and enrolled with at least a half-time credit load in the fall and spring semesters
Deadline: 5 p.m., Feb. 15
Award: Recognition at Campus Awards Ceremony, plaque, $200
Nomination Information: https://www.uccs.edu/stuemp/stuempyear


2018 Ron Wisner Human Spirit and Leadership Award – Amner Carmona

UCCS Ron Wisner Human Spirit and Leadership Award
Presented to an outstanding student leader who embodies each of the following criteria: vision, integrity, relationship and teamwork, and positive actions.
Eligible: Undergraduate students. Past nominees and recipients of the award are not eligible.
Deadline: 5 p.m., Feb. 26
Award: Recognition at Campus Awards Ceremony, plaque
Nomination Information: https://orgsync.com/68408/forms/350496


Joel Tonyan
2018 Campus Sustainability Award – Joel Tonyan

UCCS Campus Sustainability Award
Recognizes exceptional educational, professional, civic or other advancement of sustainability, with emphasis on activities at UCCS.
Eligible: UCCS employees in at least their third year or groups. Previous winners are not eligible.
Deadline: March 1
Award: Recognition at Campus Awards Ceremony, plaque
Nomination Information: http://communique.uccs.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2019-Campus-Sustainability-Award.pdf


2018 Student Achievement Awards – Nayda Benitez and Justin McConnell

UCCS Student Achievement Awards
Recognizes two students who made a significant personal accomplishment in conjunction with earning a degree and/or made a substantial contribution to the quality of student life
Eligible: Undergraduate or graduate student who graduated (or will graduate) between August 2018 and May 2019
Deadline: March 1
Award: Recognition at Campus Awards Ceremony, plaque, stipend, commencement speaker
Nomination Information: http://communique.uccs.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2019-Student-Achivement-Award-nomination.pdf


2018 Faculty Award for Excellence in Research – Anatoliy Pinchuk

UCCS Faculty Award for Excellence in Research
Recognizes excellence in research, scholarly and creative works.
Eligible: Full-time UCCS faculty members with rank of assistant professor or above in at least their third year at UCCS. Previous winners are not eligible.
Deadline: March 8
Award: Recognition at Campus Awards Ceremony, plaque, $4,000
Nomination Information: https://www.uccs.edu/facassembly/awards/faculty-award-for-excellence-in-research.html


2018 Outstanding Instructor Award – Richard Radabaugh

UCCS Outstanding Instructor Award
Recognizes excellence in teaching by full-time or part-time instructors.
Eligible: Full-time or part-time UCCS instructors with at least five semesters of teaching at UCCS. Previous winners are not eligible.
Deadline: March 8
Award: Recognition at Campus Awards Ceremony, plaque, $1,000
Nomination Information: https://www.uccs.edu/facassembly/awards/outstanding-instructor-award.html


Carole Woodall - Outstanding Teacher Award recipient
2018 Outstanding Teacher Award – Carole Woodall

UCCS Outstanding Teacher Award
Recognizes excellence in teaching by full-time tenure-track faculty members.
Eligible: Full-time UCCS faculty members with a rank of assistant professor or above in at least their third year at UCCS. Previous winners are not eligible.
Deadline: March 8
Award: Recognition at Campus Awards Ceremony, plaque, $4,000
Nomination Information: https://www.uccs.edu/facassembly/awards/outstanding-teacher-award.html


2017 Chancellor’s Award – Joe Wehrman

UCCS Chancellor’s Award
Recognizes full-time tenure-track faculty members who excel in two or more of the areas of teaching, research, and service.
Eligible: Full-time faculty members
Deadline: March 8
Award: Recognition at Campus Awards Ceremony, plaque, $500
Nomination Information: https://www.uccs.edu/facassembly/awards/chancellors-award.html


Kimbrat Smith and Andrea Herrera
2018 Faculty Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity and Inclusiveness – Kimbra Smith

UCCS Faculty Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity and Inclusiveness
Recognizes full-time faculty members who demonstrate sustained contributions to diversity and inclusiveness in either teaching or scholarship and in community engagement.
Eligible: Full-time faculty members with rank or assistant professor above, or a full-time instructor, in at least their third year at UCCS. Previous winners are not eligible.
Deadline: Noon, March 12
Award: Recognition at Campus Awards Ceremony, plaque, $1,000
Nomination Information: http://communique.uccs.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/UCCS-Diversity-Inclusion-Award-guidelines-2019.pdf


2018 Staff Council Service Excellence Award – Skyler Rorabaugh

University of Colorado Staff Council Recognition Award
Recognizes staff members at each campus who have shown excellence in their job performance and gone above and beyond their responsibilities.
Eligible: Full-time staff members with three years of employment at CU
Award: Recognition at the CU Professional Development and Recognition Day, plaque,
Deadline and Nomination Information: Details will be announced to the campus soon.

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