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SPS to recognize staff who go ‘above, beyond’

January 16, 2015

Image of an A+ grade in red inkThe awards committee of the Supportive Professional Staff Council is requesting nominations to recognize Supportive Professional Staff who go above and beyond.

The Certificate of Recognition Program was initiated in 2003 to acknowledge the contributions of SPS who have achieved accomplishments in addition to their regular job duties.

Certificates are presented at the annual SPS Awards Ceremony for such accomplishments as:

  • publication of books or articles;
  • presentations or papers delivered at professional conferences;
  • leadership in professional associations;
  • honors and recognitions received;
  • advanced academic degrees or professional certifications earned;
  • extraordinary service to the NIU community and its students.

In past years, the council has awarded an average of 25 to 30 certificates.

Supportive Professional Staff may self-nominate or be nominated by another employee or by the SPS Council membership. A list of past recipients is available online. This year’s recipients of the Certificates of Recognition will be acknowledged in April at the SPS Awards Ceremony.

Email the nominee’s name and a brief statement of the candidate’s accomplishments to [email protected] or [email protected] by Friday, Feb. 6. Be sure to indicate that the nomination is for the certificate of recognition.

For more information, contact Lesley Gilbert at (815) 753-1616 or [email protected].