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Awards & Nominations

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Albert Einstein Award

Award Criteria:

  • Employee initiates an idea that improves operations, reduces or eliminates expenditures, or generates revenues that produces positive change in the Department and/or Division.
  • Nominee must be employed at least half-time status

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Better Together Award

Award Criteria:

  • A program put on by two or more DSA departments.
  • A program that involves sharing resources and displays sustained, intensive cooperation and collaboration across the Division.

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Community Service Award

Award Criteria:

  • Provides significant service to the community in a volunteer status
  • Service must be within the past year
  • Nominee must be employed at least half-time status

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Hardee Research Award

Award Criteria:

  • This employee has supervised the administration of an assessment instrument, conducted relevant research or engaged in a creative project related to the professional endeavors of the Division/Department
  • This relevant research or creative project produced positive change in the Division/Department
  • Nominee must be employed at least half-time status

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Keystone Award

Award Criteria:

  • Consistently demonstrates support to staff and/or students
  • Consistent service exceeds job expectations
  • Exhibits a positive attitude toward students and staff
  • Exemplifies the qualities of the "Keystone" of sustained reliability and support to the DSA
  • USPS Award Only, employed at least 2 years in DSA. Nominee must be employed at least half-time status

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Mover and Shaker Award

Award Criteria:

  • Demonstrates a "can do" attitude
  • Consistently initiates and encourages positive change to services and/or programs
  • Nominee must be employed at least half-time status

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New Employee of the Year Award

Award Criteria:

  • Sustains superior work performance
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude, initiative and a cooperative spirit
  • Nominee must be employed at least half-time status

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Partners with a Purpose Award

Award Criteria:

  • Any business or individual employed outside of the Division of Student Affairs who contributes to the DSA mission and has played a vital part in our work with students
  • Department coordination suggested
  • Must not have received the award previously within the past 5 years.

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Program/Project of the Year

Award Criteria:

  • Program/Project must be sponsored by a DSA department(s)
  • Program/Project must make a positive impact on students and/or staff

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Silent Superlative Award

Award Criteria:

  • Exemplifies a positive attitude toward staff and students
  • Goes above and beyond the expectation of their job
  • Provides exceptional service without expectation of recognition
  • Nominee must be employed at least half-time status

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Star Award for Special Achievement

Award Criteria:

  • Demonstrates consistent exceptional service
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude towards students, staff, and their work
  • Demonstrates the ability and willingness to go beyond the expectations of their job
  • Nominee must be employed at least half-time status

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Stone Soup Award

Award Criteria:

  • Provides significant creative services or programs with little or no financial resources
  • Nominee must be employed at least half-time status

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Student Mentor Award

Award Criteria:

  • Consistently gives significant time and effort counseling, advising and supporting students
  • Nominee must be employed at least half-time status

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Torch Team Award

Award Criteria:

  • Any DSA team, unit or department
  • Demonstrates exceptional service or teamwork over the past year that reflects the mission of the Division of Student Affairs

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Uphold the Garnet & Gold Award

Award Criteria:

  • Demonstrates active civil behavior. Embraces the values of civility and ethical conduct and shares in the responsibility to promote these values
  • Upholds the Garnet & Gold by demonstrating respect for him/herself and others, taking responsibility for him/herself and those around him/her, and reflects the values of Florida State
  • Nominee must be employed at least half-time status

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