Distinguished Professional and Administrative (P&A) 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.

How to nominate...


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

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.

Past Recipients...

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Past Recipients...

Award Recipients

2023

Kevin Thompson

2022

Steven Krouse

2021

Courtney Bergman

2020

Megan Kragness

2019

Lisa Samuelson

2018

Kimberly Gillette

2017

Mark Dufner

2016

Amber Bailey

2015

Jason Tangquist

2014

Chris Winjum

2013

Michelle Christopherson

2012

Melissa Dingmann

2012

Kenneth Bulie

2011

Tricia Sanders

2010

Bonni Buchmeier

2009

James Carlson

2008

Rand Rasmussen

2007

Shannon Stassen

2006

Bruce Ramstorf

2005

Elizabeth Tollefson

2004

Les Johnson EdD

2003

Stephanie Helgeson

2002

Heidi Patterson

2001

Claudia Barton

2000

Pam Holsinger-Fuchs

1999

Laurie Wilson

1998

Andrew Svec

1997

Allen Larson

1996

John "Jack" Bywater

Lisa Samuelson
Kim Gillette
Mark Dufner
Amber Bailey