Friday, April 12, 2024

Each spring nominations for the Mary Grembowski Staff Recognition Award are solicited from the School of Social Work community. The award is given in appreciation of the contributions, talents and diversity of staff in our School. The Mary Grembowski Staff Recognition Award will be handed out at the School’s end of the year event. All nominees for this award will be acknowledged at the event.

We are inviting all staff, faculty and students to nominate a staff member (please note that faculty are not eligible for this award) on the basis of the following:

  • Commitment to social work values and School mission.
  • Extraordinary and meritorious performance in representing the School of Social Work to faculty, students, staff and outside groups and organizations, for example:
    1. represents the School in the best and most positive light to faculty, staff, students, general public, etc.
    2. performance above and beyond normal course of job duties and responsibilities.
    3. patience, understanding in dealing with students, colleagues and people in the community; good judgment, positive attitude, professionalism, etc.
  • A commitment to positive working relations with the School of Social Work community must be evident.
  • Positive attitude and cooperation with one's colleagues must be demonstrated.
  • Service to School (i.e., participation in School related activities not included within job description); or service to University or the larger community.


All professional, research scientist/engineer and classified staff employees who have been employed in the School for at least six months at 50% time or more (including previous recipients and nominees) are eligible for nomination. Please consider all SSW staff, including those working with externally funded projects. You may nominate one or more persons (one nomination form should be completed for each nominee).

Nomination letter

Your letter of nomination will help the Mary Grembowski Staff Recognition Award Committee better assess your candidate's contribution to the School. In your letter, please include a description of your nominee's contribution, which might be a single contribution or ongoing. You might also note the nominee's accomplishments or duties, resourcefulness, initiative, creativity, leadership, responsiveness in delivering service or dedication to principles or values. (Please see criteria above.)

After all letters of nomination are received, the selection committee will request supporting letters from the nominee's supervisor or colleagues in his/her own unit. The selection committee will then review all nominations and select a recipient to be announced in early June.

Please complete the nomination letter and return to no later than Friday, May 10 at 5 p.m. 

Thank you for your consideration of nominating our wonderful staff!