Staff Leadership Award

Purpose

The Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Staff Leadership Award recognizes a staff member who has shown outstanding levels of leadership and teamwork in the workplace.

Award

The name of the award is the "PSEAS Staff Leadership Award." A single award is presented annually. Each recipient receives $500 and a memento.

Eligibility

All full-time staff members who have worked for the College of Engineering for at least two years are eligible to receive this award.

Qualifications

Recipient will display outstanding levels of leadership and teamwork in the workplace. The award is presented to a staff member who has continuously shown the highest integrity and exemplary work ethic in carrying out their work. He/she has played an integral part in encouraging cooperation and collaboration among coworkers and fostering a collegial team environment. Recipient has inspired and motivated others to pursue opportunities to enhance their professional development.

Nominations

Nominations may be initiated by Engineering staff, students, faculty, and administrators. Each nomination must be submitted to the head of the candidate's academic or other unit for review prior to submission to the Dean's Office. Each unit may nominate only one employee for this award. Each nomination should consist of:

  • a completed nomination form which includes specific examples detailing how the nominee embodies the spirit of the award;
  • a one-page letter of nomination from the initiator;
  • a maximum of three letters of support from College personnel, University personnel, students, alumni, and/or friends of the College;
  • each support letter will be one page in length and will have one signature.

Selection

Selection will be made by a committee appointed by the Dean of Engineering. The committee will consist of PSEAS representatives and the Director of Alumni Relations.

Frequency

Past recipients are ineligible for a period of five years.