The Alma College Presidential Award recognizes each year one or more individuals who demonstrate outstanding work performance. Nominations for this award may be made by faculty or staff for any staff member at Alma College.
Examples for the categories:
This individual exhibits skill or behavior that goes beyond what an ordinary person would have or behaving in a more business-like manner.
Example: Frank shows his dedication to Alma College and his position be serving the students that he interacts with in his department. He will always stop what he is working on to take a minutes and help a student or just to check in and see how they are doing in their classes or activities. He is passionate about learning more about his position and how he can continue to help the students of Alma College.
This individual exhibits traits during the course of work including orderliness, planning, productive and cost efficiency.
Example: Margaret engages with her co-workers to work through processes that will make their work more effective and efficient. She is a leader when working with groups. She shares her knowledge, thinks outside the box and is not afraid to be a champion of change. Her creation of online forms have made a difference across campus .
Serving as a Role Model for the Campus Community
This individual inspires others to be good people by being a good example.
Example: Roy employee lives the mission and values of Alma College. Roy leads students to gain useful knowledge that can be used beyond their time here at Alma. Roy communicates well and interact well with everyone they come in contact with. Roy is respectful to co-workers and shares his knowledge to make others grow in their positions.
this individual is wholly committed to the College and its purpose, mission and values.
Example: Samantha takes ownership in the buildings that she is responsible for. If it is a room that needs to be cleaned, she is on it. If there is a special event, she is the first in line to volunteer to help with the setup or clean up. She treats the students of Alma just like she would treat her own children. She knows everyone’s name. She continually asks for more training or assignments so she can grow in her position.
Contributions to Alma College (time, interest, energy)
This individual gives his/her time, focus and energy to the great good of the College.
Example: Troy had lead the college campus in a complete update to the computer systems. This was a multi-year project. From inventory to training, he led the project the entire way. Employees and students were able to receive new hardware and software. Contracts were negotiated to save budgets for the college.
The selection of staff in each category will be made by the college Cabinet. Award recipients will be announced at the Annual Awards and Recognition Reception.
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Describe your working relationship with the nominee
You will assist the selection of the presidential award by providing accurate and professional responses about your nominee's qualifications for the award. Please be concise in your comments, including specific experiences or observations that you feel are relevant.
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Relate the reasons you believe the nominee is qualified to receive this award, based on the category you have selected.