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College of Engineering Staff Award

The Above and Beyond Award is presented annually to one classified and one unclassified staff member in recognition of sustained dedication to quality and customer service. The award is to recognize outstanding employees who go “above and beyond” in their dedication to quality and service.


Nominees must be permanent university employees of the College of Engineering or Knowlton School of Architecture, classified or unclassified staff, holding at least 50 percent appointments, and have been in their positions a minimum of three years. Award winners may not be re-nominated, but previous nominees who did not receive the award may be re-nominated.

Award Criteria

Award nominees should be those individuals whose commitment to quality performance supports the mission of their employing unit by at least one of the following:

  • contributing to outstanding and sustained improvements in service to internal or external customers, including faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni and/or employers
  • improving or enhancing the quality of work life in ways that make a substantial difference for internal or external customers
  • developing solutions to problems that result in significantly improved quality in college operations.