• 2019 Distinguished Professional and Administrative Award was Lisa Samuelson
  • Kim Gillette, 2018 award recipient and Chris Winjum, presenter.
  • 2017 Distinguished Professional and Administrative Award was Mark Dufner, presented by Stephanie Helgeson
  • 2016 Distinguished Professional and Administrative Award was Amber Bailey, presented by Andrew Svec

Distinguished Professional and Administrative Award

The purpose of this award is to promote and recognize excellence in job performance among UMC professional and administrative (or P&A) employees.

Each year, one nominated employee is selected by a committee appointed by the UMC Chancellor.  Nominations are accepted from students, colleagues, alumni, UMC clubs or organizations, centers, and/or individual faculty and staff. The award recipient will receive a plaque and a $250.00 cash award. 

Eligibility

Eligibility

P & A professionals will be evaluated on the basis of a nomination letter documenting their achievements and contributions on campus. The nomination should provide specific evidence of excellence worthy of this recognition. Such evidence may include supporting letters from persons knowledgeable about the nominee’s campus contributions.  Nominees must have at least three years of P&A employment (at 75% time or higher) at the Crookston campus at the time of nomination.

Nomination Procedure

Nomination Procedure

Nominations may come from administrators, faculty, staff, students or student organizations. Self nominations are also permitted.

Please forward a letter of nomination electronically, outlining the nominee’s qualifications to Lisa Sparby - laleiran@crk.umn.edu by April 15, 2022. Selection of the UMC Professional and Administrative Award recipient will be based solely on the material included in this nomination.

Award Recipients

Award Recipients