Outstanding Staff Awards

Two Outstanding Staff Awards worth $500 each are presented to University of Montana employees. One award honors a staff member for Excellence in Job Performance, the other for Campus Interaction and Meritorious Job Performance.

Excellence in Job Performance Award

This award focuses on a staff member who excels in all aspects of his or her position, someone who possesses an excellent work ethic and has an extraordinary impact within the department as a role model, connecting with students, staff, faculty, or administrators.

Campus Interaction and Meritorious Job Performance Award

This award focuses on a staff member who not only exceeds expectations within the department but also interacts and provides service campus-wide, creating positive interactions with others and having an impact outside of the department.

Compliance with ALL of the following criteria is necessary to ensure consideration of your nominee.

Who is eligible:
Any classified staff member with a minimum of three years' service as a permanent employee.

Who may nominate:
Any University employee, including staff, faculty, and administrators.

Nomination requirements:

  • Please use the link below to submit a nomination form
  • letter of introduction from the nominating person, addressing the selection criteria listed on the nomination form.
  • 1-2 additional letters of support giving specific examples of how the employee has excelled and meets the criteria. You may include quotes from multiple people in one letter. 

Submit a nomination for Excellence in Job Performance Award:


Submit a nomination for Campus Interaction and Meritorious Job Performance Award:


Maria Mangold
Staff Senate

Nominations will be reviewed by a committee of staff members, including two staff senators and four past award recipients.

Campus Interaction and Meritorious Job Performance

2018 Winner

Denise May

List of previous recipients.

Excellence in Job Performance

2018 Winner

Shonna Trowbridge

W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation 

List of previous recipients.