Staff Excellence Award

Each year Kent State University at Stark recognizes outstanding staff members as nominated by their peers. One award is given to an outstanding staff member, and one award is given to an outstanding administrator.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2022 RECIPIENTS!

Administrator: Kelsey Kalgreen
Staff: Rae Ann Franks


STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARD NOMINATION PROCEDURES

The Staff Excellence Award Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Staff Excellence Award. 

All Kent State Stark faculty and staff are eligible to nominate staff members who they feel meet the Three Areas of Excellence:

WORK ETHIC / DEPENDABILITY COMMITMENT TO UNIVERSITY / CAMPUS INTERACTIONS WITH CAMPUS COMMUNITY / ATTITUDE
  • Gives 100% effort
  • Is dependable, conscientious and caring
  • Exceeds job and workload demands
  • Shows a strong commitment to their job and to Kent State
     
     
     
  • Continuously helps and motivates others
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude
  • Works easily with people, is collegial

Please be detailed and descriptive in your nomination. Simply submitting a person's name is not sufficient and will not be considered by the committee. Although there is no set minimum or maximum length for your nomination, please consider the criteria the committee will use to determine award recipients. Nominations that fully address each of the three areas of excellence will likely result in higher scores than those lacking details and examples.

  • Each person must be nominated separately. Do not nominate pairs or groups of individuals. Group nominations will not be considered.
  • Full- and part-time employees are eligible to be nominated.

Deadline to submit nominations is Friday, March 25, 2022, at 5 p.m.


STAFF EXCELLENCE & KENT STATE SERVICE AWARDS CEREMONY

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
10 a.m.
114 Fine Arts (Rehearsal Hall)


2022 STAFF EXCELLENCE NOMINEES

STAFF

  • Randy Riffle
  • Rae Ann Franks
  • Dana Magella
  • Christine Schoolcraft
  • Michele Michel
  • Anthony Philpott
  • Norm Kinney
  • Jeff Leadbetter

ADMINISTRATORS

  • Katie Baer
  • Kelsey Kalgreen

COMMITTEE CONTACTS

Rob Kairis
rkairis@kent.edu

Mary Shank
mshank2@kent.edu

2022 Staff Excellence Award Committee Members:

  • Rob Kairis
  • Mary Shank
  • Mike Shipe
  • Ellen Reber
  • Darcy McBride
  • Kaley Smitley-Harris*
  • Ron Hoagland*
  • Carrie Schweitzer
  • Amy Damrow
  • Cherie Mountain
  • Lindy Beckley
  • Brad Shepherd
  • P. Bagavandos
  • Thomas Norton-Smith

*While staff committee members can be nominated, they are not eligible to receive an award. 

The following individuals are ineligible to receive the Staff Excellence Award because they have received the award in the last five years: Mary Shank, Rob Kairis, Darcy McBride, Mike Shipe, Ellen Reber, Theresa Huber, Shaan Fowler and Stephanie Tarver.