Zacharias Distinguished Staff Awards Nomination Deadline

April 1, 2023
11:59 pm

About this event

Mississippi State’s Staff Council is seeking nominations of outstanding employees for the annual Zacharias Distinguished Staff Awards through 11:59 p.m. April 1.

Twelve selected honorees will be announced at the annual Junction luncheon, scheduled for 11 a.m. May 19. They will receive a plaque of recognition along with a $1,000 check from MSU President Mark E. Keenum.

The honors are a memorial to the university’s 15th president Donald W. Zacharias.

To be eligible for the award, nominees must be classified as a professional or support staff employee, be in good standing, work at least half-time, have a minimum of three years service and have never been a recipient of the award.

Other eligibility requirements for nominees include:

—Exemplifying professionalism and dedication to MSU by performing beyond the call of duty to improve service, quality and image of the department/unit.

—Serving as a positive role model for other faculty, staff and/or students.

—Demonstrating outstanding accomplishments of significance based on initiative, cooperation and ability to perform a job successfully.

—Demonstrating a high degree of competence and expertise.

—Working beyond the boundaries of the job by participating in university or community service projects.

Nomination can be made by visiting Three letters of support are required beyond the nomination form. It is recommended that the nominees' supervisor and a co-worker be two of the letters. Please do not provide more than three letters, as they will not be considered.

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