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Outstanding Staff Awards

Service to FGCU and the community

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) Outstanding Staff Award (OSA) was established to honor Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) staff who have contributed outstanding and meritorious service to their department, the University and the community.

Each year one Administrative & Professional (A&P) and one Support Personnel (SP) employee will be chosen as awardees. The award is funded by the Gabor Agency, Inc. Additional support, when necessary, is provided by FGCU and SAC.

Congratulations 2019 - 2020 Awardees    

Jeff Garner (AP) and Brooke Niarchos (SP)

2019-2020 Nominees: Angel Allen, Sharlene Brodman, Hannah Burdge, Chad Caldwell, Kendra Carboneau, Lucero Carvajal, Jaclyn Chastain, Tim Clark, Megan Clipse, Stephanie Cobb, Katie Coward, Amy Craig, Tracy Fragassi, Renee Garcia, Jeffrey Garner, J. Webb Horton, Sue Meyers, Mike Miller, Brooke Niarchos, Christal Niemeyer, Jessica Rhea, Julie Rose, Cristian Sin, Kaye Straley, Tami Tassler, Regina Trabucco and Christian Welsh

Eligibility Requirements

Any member of the FGCU community may submit a nomination for the Outstanding Staff Awards, including staff (Executive Service, Administrative & Professional (A&P), Support Personnel (SP), and OPS), Faculty (full-time or Adjunct), and students.

  • Nominee must be a current Support Personnel (SP) or Administrative & Professional (A&P) staff member employed at FGCU for more than one consecutive year.
  • Employees in the Executive Service classification are not eligible for this award.
  • Employees in Visiting, Temporary, or Emergency Appointments are not eligible for this award.
  • Eligible candidates cannot have received this award within the past five (5) years.
  • Nominees must have been employed by the University for a minimum of one year prior to the end of the deadline for nomination. For employees who work less than 12 months, one full year would be equivalent to the academic year or a minimum of 2 semesters.
  • Nominees must have satisfactory performance and no disciplinary action during the one year prior to the end of the deadline for nomination.
  • Outstanding Staff Award Selection Committee members are ineligible to receive the award. Committee members will be notified of any nomination(s), however, they will not be considered.
  • Outstanding Staff Award Selection Committee members are not permitted to submit nominations.
  • Self-nominations are not accepted.
  • Nominations must be approved by the nominee’s supervisor prior to consideration by the Outstanding Staff Award Selection Committee
If you have questions regarding the eligibility of an employee or their position classification prior to the nomination deadline, please contact the Human Resources Department at hr@fgcu.edu.

Nomination procedure

 Any member of the FGCU community may submit a nomination for the Outstanding Staff Awards, including staff (Executive Service, Administrative & Professional (A&P), Support Personnel (SP), and OPS), Faculty (full-time or Adjunct), and students. To nominate a staff member (A&P or SP), please complete the electronic nomination form by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020. 

A nominator may nominate only one person per category (one A&P and one SP) each year. Nominators will receive an e-mail response confirming receipt of the nomination, which will include a printable copy of the submission. For more information on the rules and eligibility/nomination requirements, please view the official rules guide.

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Award recipients since 1998 inception

year a&p Award sp award
2018/2019 Marty Hall Lana Mallow
2017/2018 Nicky Khattapan Tracie Beck
2016/2017 Ashton Hartley Diane Bova
2015/2016 Zachery Holder Patty Krupp
2014/2015 Carol DeLuccia Kathy McElroy

2013/2014

Sally Berg Vanessa Cournoyer

2012/2013

Priya Thomas Kendra Carboneau
2011/2012 Tamera Baughman Emily Moretta
2010/2011 Elspeth McCulloch C.J. McFarlane
2009/2010 Tia Freiburger Sigrid Davidson
2008/2009 Susan Thomas Robert Green
2007/2008 Elaine Hozdik Kathleen Crawford
2006/2007 Susan Evans Wanda Smith
2005/2006 Michele Yovanovich Lynn O'Hare
2004/2005 Deborah Dahlmanns April Lattanzi
2003/2004 Ruth Rodrigues Sonia Casanova
2002/2003 Dave Deiros Barbara Cornellier
2001/2002 Vincent June John Wilson
2000/2001 Rosemary Meza Jennifer Crabill
1999/2000 Rick Shonak Barbara Gray
1998/1999 Mary Banks Charlie Weaver