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2023 Staff Excellence Award Nominations Now Open

March 3, 2023
SHSU Media Contact: Mikah Boyd

Nominations are being accepted through March 31 for the annual Staff Excellence Awards. Four recipients, including two exempt and two non-exempt staff employees, will be selected.

These nominations give full-time faculty members and employees the chance to show their appreciation for outstanding staff who have demonstrated excellence during their time here at Sam Houston State University.

“We have many wonderful employees at Sam Houston State University, and we hope to get as many nominations as possible,” said Meredith Conrey, chair of the Staff Excellence Award Committee.

Once winners are chosen, they will be recognized during the Fall 2023 General Faculty/Staff Meeting and will receive a financial stipend of $2,000. To nominate a member of the staff, fill out the online form at

From left, Brandon Whitfield, Weslie Gray, Sharese Hurst and Shellie Armstrong were honored by President Alisa White (center) as the winners of the 2022 Staff Excellence Awards.

Criteria for selection include:

  • Be a full-time, non-temporary staff member (non-faculty with a minimum of two years of service at time of nomination)
  • Show meritorious performance
  • Display proven commitment to excellence in service
  • Excel in his or her job
  • Demonstrate outstanding abilities, innovative ideas, efficient operations, high level of motivation
  • Be respected by the University community
  • Cannot have been a previous recipient (See the list of past recipients here.)
  • Any full-time member of the faculty or staff of SHSU may make nominations, and employees may make more than one nomination.

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