Wellstar College of Health and Human Services Staff Awards

Nominate a Staff Member for Award

Portal will open on February 15th, 2021

The Wellstar College of Health and Human Services (WCHHS) Staff Awards Program promotes and rewards outstanding contributions by staff members in the college. Read below to learn the details of each award.

In 2021, these staff awards will be presented twice, once in Spring 2021 and again in Fall 2021. In 2022 and subsequent years, the staff awards will be held annually in the fall. The kick-off to this exciting program will begin with nominations opening on February 15th, 2021 and closing March 26th, 2021 at NOON.

The Spring 2021 awards will be presented in a digital format due to COVID. 

The award categories are: 

    • WCHHS Distinguished Staff Award
      This award will be presented to an individual who, in addition to performing all of their normal job duties with excellence, also demonstrates exceptional initiative in contributing to the Wellstar College of Health and Human Services (WCHHS) community. This individual should exemplify outstanding teamwork, have a strong dedication and commitment to service within the KSU community, and have an impact on their department and WCHHS through leadership and innovation.

      Criteria to qualify: 

      • Minimum of 4 years full-time employment at Kennesaw State University that includes a minimum of 1 year as a WCHHS staff member 
      • Examples of how the nominee meets the award characteristics are to be included in application
      • Minimum application size 2 pages, maximum 4 pages (single space or 1.5 spaced, 1-inch margins) to include a letter of recommendation from supervisor
      • Nominee is a true team player and is committed to KSU and the mission of the College in their role/department.  The impact the nominee has on the department/College through their innovations and service is recognized by many

      Award: 

      1. $500
      2. A WCHHS announcement at the end of the semester 
      3. A seat on the Staff Awards Committee for the next award season (which will exclude them as a potential nominee for a staff award that season)
      4. Recognition on the WCHHS website
      5. Award winner will be nominated for the Kennesaw State University Staff Awards sponsored by the KSU Foundation

      Proceed to Nomination Form

      Nomination Deadline for Spring 2021:

      Nominations open on February 15th, 2021and close on March 26th, 2021 at Noon.

      • WCHHS Rising Star Award
        This award recognizes a Wellstar College of Health and Human Services (WCHHS) staff member with three years or fewer of service to Kennesaw State University who has made an outstanding contribution to his/her department and/or WCHHS, and is showing potential for growth and advancement.  The employee shows passion for their work, eagerness to help others, and exemplifies professionalism at all times.

        Criteria to qualify: 

        • Full-time employment as a WCHHS staff member  
        • Examples of how the nominee meets the award characteristics are to be included in application 
        • Nominees must be within their first three years of service at KSU
        • Nominees will have shown growth in their area of responsibility and go above and beyond their normal responsibilities, with high qualities of service 
        • Nominees serve as a role model for other staff and/or students, working collaboratively with colleagues, students, other university employees, and external stakeholders 

        Award: 

        1. $500
        2. A WCHHS announcement at the end of the semester
        3. A seat on the Staff Awards Committee for the next award season (which will exclude them as a potential nominee for a staff award that season)
        4. Recognition on the WCHHS website 

        Proceed to Nomination Form

        Nomination Deadline for Spring 2021:

        Nominations open on February 15th, 2021 and close on March 26th, 2021 at Noon.

        • The Spirit of Wellstar College Award
          This award recognizes a Wellstar College of Health and Human Services (WCHHS) staff member who has demonstrated consistent dedication, cooperation and exceptional customer service to those he or she encounters and/or supports. Nominees in this category regularly exhibit a positive attitude and infectious energy, and are willing to go above and beyond to improve the quality of personal interactions to promote leadership and professionalism.

          Criteria to qualify: 

          • Minimum of 3 years full-time employment at Kennesaw State University that includes a minimum of 1 year as a WCHHS staff member 
          • Examples of how the nominee meets the award characteristics are to be included in application
          • Nominees will:  have a contagious positive attitude in encounters; show initiative and motivation in tasks, projects, and activities; present a positive image and ‘can do’ attitude; volunteer for assignments; significantly contribute to an environment in which all members of the community feel valued; demonstrate a passion for making a difference by sharing their spirit and knowledge with others

          Award: 

          1. $500
          2. A WCHHS announcement at the end of the semester
          3. A seat on the Staff Awards Committee for the next award season (which will exclude them as a potential nominee for a staff award that season)
          4. Recognition on the WCHHS website

          Proceed to Nomination Form

          Nomination Deadline for Spring 2021:

          Nominations open on February 15th, 2021 and close on March 26th, 2021 at Noon.

        Eligibility and Awards

        • Only full time permanent Wellstar College of Health and Human Services staff members in non-faculty positions are eligible.
        • Staff Award committee members may not be nominated or nominate individuals. Current Staff Awards committee members are: Michele Hogge, Shanelle Kent, Erin Medlin, Sangeeta Mehra, Vickie Moody, Stacy Reeves, Stacy Richardson.
        • Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged.
        • Once a staff member has received an award, he or she will not be eligible to receive the same award from Wellstar College of Health and Human Services for five years.

        Award winners will receive:

        WCHHS Distinguished Staff Award

        Award: 

        1. $500
        2. A WCHHS announcement at the end of the semester 
        3. A seat on the Staff Awards Committee for the next award season (which will exclude them as a potential nominee for a staff award that season)
        4. Recognition on the WCHHS website
        5. Award winner will be nominated for the Kennesaw State University Staff Awards sponsored by the KSU Foundation

        WCHHS Rising Star Award

        Award: 

        1. $500
        2. A WCHHS announcement at the end of the semester
        3. A seat on the Staff Awards Committee for the next award season (which will exclude them as a potential nominee for a staff award that season)
        4. Recognition on the WCHHS website  

        The Spirit of Wellstar College of Health and Human Services Award

        Award: 

        1. $500
        2. A WCHHS announcement at the end of the semester
        3. A seat on the Staff Awards Committee for the next award season (which will exclude them as a potential nominee for a staff award that season)
        4. Recognition on the WCHHS website

        Nomination Process

        • Nominations may come from individuals themselves, supervisors, subordinates, peers, faculty, and staff. The 2021 Staff Awards Committee, a cross-functional team, reviews nominations and selects winners. An award may not be given in more than one category if the nominations do not provide sufficient justification of meritorious performance.
        • To nominate a staff member, click on the nomination link available on each award page and fill out the nomination form.

        Nomination Deadline

        • Nominations open on February 15th, 2021 and close on March 26th, 2021 at noon.
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