Important Dates

Nominations for the 2020 Staff Excellence Award will open in the late summer. Results will be announced at a Schoolwide reception in the fall.

Please contact Steve Regan, assistant dean for human resources, if you have any questions.


Eligibility

Left to right are Melvin Powell, Cortney Pylant and Stephanie Forman, the recipients of 2019 Staff Excellence Awards.

Left to right are Melvin Powell, Cortney Pylant and Stephanie Forman, the recipients of 2019 Staff Excellence Awards.

All faculty, staff and students are invited to nominate candidates.

All permanent (full- and part-time) SHRA and EHRA non-faculty employees of the Gillings School of Global Public Health are eligible for the Staff Excellence Award, with the exception of previous winners and selection committee members.

Selection Criteria

The annual monetary award and recognition are given to an employee whose work demonstrates impact and a focus on the core values of the School, as reflected in the following criteria:

  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Innovation
  • Personal integrity
  • Measuring and improving work processes
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Accountability
  • Collaboration within and across School departments, units and centers
  • Initiative

Selection Committee

The Staff Excellence Awards Committee membership changes annually and includes up to five members, one of whom serves as committee chair. Committee members represent the following groups: business managers, registrars, clerical and/or administrative staff, research staff (social research assistant/associate or EHRA non-faculty research associate), central administrative units, EHRA non-faculty (if not already represented by a manager or research representative), and a recent award recipient.

The committee will make recommendations to the dean, who will make the final award selections.

Past Recipients

Year
Recipient
2019
Stephanie Forman (HPM)
Melvin Powell (IIS)
Cortney Pylant (EPID)
2018
Jonathan Earnest (NUTR)
Pamela Lee (Dean's Office/Academic Affairs)
Chantal Donaghy (PHLP)
2017
Joseph Love (IIS)
Da'Esha McPhaul (HB)
Corey Sanders (IIS)
2016
Angelica Figueroa (Dean's Office)
Andrew Ochs (IIS)
Cindy Reilly (PHLP)
2015
Kathy Biancardi (MCH)
2014
Joanne O. Lee (NUTR)
2013
Meg Ellenson Landfriend (HB)
2012
Sherry Rhodes (Student Affairs)
2011
Lisa Perry (MCH)
2010
Chris Perry (Communications)
2009
Sue Robeson (PHLP)
2008
Brent Wishart (Facilities)
2007
Jeno Bratts (IIS)
2006
Linda Southern (MCH)
2005
Janet Scearce (NUTR)
2004
Carmen Woody (EPID)
2003
Charles Ayres (IIS)
2002
CL Lassiter (ESE)
2001
Donna Cooper (HPAA)
2000
Lynn McPherson (Dean's Office)
1999
Betsy Seagroves (BIOS)
1998
Melinda Walden (HBHE)
1997
Pam McDonald (HPAA)
1996
Donna Simmons (ESE)
1995
Helen Dark (IIS)
1994
Gail Gibbs (Dean's Office)
1993
JoAnn Roth (NUTR)
1992
Joyce Allen (EPID)
1991
Linda Cook (HBHE)

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