Staff Recognition

Check back in May 2023 for the link to the
2023-2024 Staff Advisory Council Staff Recognition Awards  

Staff Recognition Awards

The Shirley Brooks-Jones Citizenship Award ($1000*)

  • Provides outstanding and ongoing excellence in services to faculty, staff, students and/or others.
  • Enhances the quality of work-life in ways that make a significant difference for colleagues or customers.
  • Develops creative solutions to problems that result in significantly more effective and efficient college operations.
  • Contributes to positive changes in the college.
  • Promotes the college’s vision, We Sustain Life, and aids in accomplishing the college’s goal to transform CFAES to be a highly effective, relevant, efficient, and innovative college by focusing on four grand challenges: sustainability, one health, rural-urban interface, and leadership.
  • Whoever nominates a staff member must secure a letter of support from one other person.

Key Values Award ($500*)

  • A service award for dedication, cooperation and positive attitudes in the workplace. Nominations are for staff members within their first (3) years of employment in CFAES.

Innovation Award ($500*)

  • For developing and/or participating in project initiatives and/or process operations improvements that enhance CFAES, Extension, ATI or OARDC and its mission

Special Recognition ($500*)

  • For going above and beyond job duties, for having special commitment to tasks, positive customer service and improving workplace communications


* Awards are paid out in a one-time amount on a future paycheck. Winners will also receive a plaque and be recognized at the CFAES Awards Program.