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Awards / Honors

Celebrate! CSU employees with an award nomination

February 26, 2014

Nominations are about to close for a number of annual awards, which will be presented during the Celebrate! CSU Awards Event on April 29, in the Lory Student Center Theater.

The deadline for nominations for the Distinguished Administrative Professional Awards, the Outstanding Achievement Awards for State Classified Employees is March 3 at 5 p.m., and the Multicultural Staff and Faculty Distinguished Service Award is March 5 at 5 p.m.

Distinguished Administrative Professional Awards

DAPA recognizes administrative professionals with continuing meritorious and outstanding achievement in the areas of outreach, teaching, administration, and/or service at Colorado State University.

A maximum of four award recipients are selected each year, and these individuals each receive a commemorative plaque and an award of $1,000. Nomination forms are available online.

In your nomination of an AP, please adequately describe how this individual’s performance fits the selection criteria in the nomination form. The award will be based on demonstrated outstanding achievement within the individual’s responsibilities to the University, community, and/or state of Colorado. The nomination should address at least one and no more than three of these criteria to be considered. All criteria are given equal weight.

The nomination should also include two written statements of support. Remember, you know the nominee and his/her work, but the evaluation committee might not.

If you have nominated an AP in the past who was not selected for the award, you are encouraged to re-nominate that individual. A past recipient of the Distinguished Administrative Professional Award is not eligible to receive this award within five years.

Outstanding Achievement Awards

The Colorado State University Outstanding Achievement Awards for State Classified employees present an important opportunity to recognize exceptional co-workers, employees, and supervisors at the University. 

Up to five awards will be given, consisting of a special plaque, an award of $1,000, and recognition at special events.  Nomination materials become part of an employee’s permanent record.

Nominations are encouraged from co-workers, peers, supervisors, or other colleagues for all employees in the State Classified system.  Group, department, or unit efforts to nominate individuals are encouraged. 

Be specific in your nomination. Why do you think this person should be recognized? What makes him or her an outstanding employee?

Recipients of past awards are not eligible for a period of 10 years.  View a list of past recipients.

Classified Personnel Council Outstanding Achievement Award Committee members are available to assist with any questions concerning the preparation of a nomination.  If you have questions or need to obtain the nomination form, please contact Debra Parker at (970) 491-7499.  Nomination forms may also be viewed and downloaded from the main page of the CPC website.

Multicultural Staff and Faculty Distinguished Service Award

The purpose of this award is to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to their profession and the multicultural community. An academic faculty, administrative professional, and state-classified member will be honored.

The Multicultural Staff and Faculty Distinguished Service Awards and Recognition Committee will select the award recipients. Although the race or ethnicity of the nominee is not a dominant factor, it may be a consideration in the selection process.

Completed nominations should include these three items:

  • A formal letter of nomination, including specific information (e.g., dates, activities, etc.) of the individual’s contributions to enhancing diversity;
  • A curriculum vitae (CV) or resume;
  • Additional letter of support from a colleague, faculty member, supervisor, student, or mentor.

Send nominations via email to the Multicultural Staff and Faculty Network.

Any academic faculty, administrative professional and state-classified member can be nominated, but previous award winners are not eligible. A list of previous recipients can be found on the Diversity website.

Learn more about Celebrate! CSU.