Nominations sought for the Gloria White award

The Office of Human Resources is seeking nominations for the Gloria W. White Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes a staff member for exceptional effort and contributions that result in the enhancement of the University.

Nominations must be submitted by Feb. 18.

The annual award was named for the late Gloria White, who retired in 1997 as vice chancellor for human resources after 30 years with the University.

While exceptional effort and contribution can be described in many ways, those making nominations for this award are asked to consider actions that strengthen the University’s ability to promote learning; help create a positive working and learning environment; improve the wider community; and enhance the University’s reputation.

Nominees must have at least five years of employment with the University and be nonacademic staff members in good standing. Nominations will be focused on the Hilltop and West campuses, as the School of Medicine established the Dean’s Award to provide similar recognition to medical school employees.

A nomination for the White award must include the nominee’s name, the specific reason(s) for the nomination, a brief description of how the University benefits or has benefited from the nominee’s actions and the signature of the person submitting the nomination.

A committee will review the nominations and select the winner, who will receive the $1,000 award during the May 22 Staff Day celebration on the Hilltop Campus.

Nomination forms are available on the human resources Web site, Click on “Workplace Support/Policies & Procedures,” then on “Employee Recognition” and then “Gloria W. White Distinguished Service Award.”

Call 935-5990 to obtain a paper copy or for more information. Nominations should be addressed to Gloria W. White Distinguished Service Award, Campus Box 1184.