Robert C. Palmer Outstanding Staff Award

Purpose

The Robert C. Palmer Outstanding Staff Award is presented annually to recognize exceptional accomplishments, leadership, and service to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and its mission.

Eligibility

All staff with a minimum of one year of service as of June 1, 2022 in a regular, non-faculty position in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are eligible for nomination. Current members of CBSAC are eligible for nomination.

Award Criteria

The award recipient will be selected on the merits and strengths of the following:

  1. Providing continuing and superior excellence in services to faculty, staff, and students of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
  2. Developing creative solutions to problems that result in significantly more effective and efficient department operations.
  3. Promoting the mission and vision of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in unique and creative methods that enhance the working environment of members of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Nomination Process

Palmer Award nominations and support letters may be submitted by any student, staff, or faculty member. Self-nominations are not accepted. Nominations and support letters are due by Monday, May 31, 2022.

Nominations must include:

  1. A completed nomination form.
  2. A nominating letter citing the specific accomplishments and services of the nominee.
  3. Additional letters of support are not required but are allowed and encouraged. Support letters should come from those who can cite specific examples of the contributions and/or impact the nominee has made. If the primary nominator is not the supervisor, a letter of support from the supervisor is highly encouraged. Support letters can be uploaded below by the primary nominator or by the letter writer.

The Department Chair will convene a committee of faculty to select the awardee.

Robert C. Palmer Outstanding Staff Award Presentation

The Robert C. Palmer Outstanding Staff Award consists of the following:

  1. An inscribed nameplate on the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Outstanding Staff Plaque, which will be displayed in a conspicuous location of honor.
  2. A certificate with the name of the honoree and the year of presentation signed by the Chair of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Staff Advisory Committee and the Department Chair.
  3. A post-tax monetary award of $750.00.

The award presentation will be made at a department celebration in late Spring/early Summer 2022.

Palmer Outstanding Staff Award - Nomination Form



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Previous Winners

2020 – Amy Moore and Walter Williams

2019 – Jennifer Hambach and Tanya Whitmer

2018 – Larry Antal

2017 – Irene George

2016 – Angie Miller and Tim Henthorne

2015 – John Herrington

2014 – Judy Galluci

2013 – Cynthia Hatfield

2011 – Eric Heine

2010 – Kathleen Veit

2009 – Dale Karweik

2008 – Judith Brown

2007 – Susan Krumm

2006 – Linda Sheckler

2005 – Kevin Dill

2004 – Susan Styron

2003 – Mary Bailey

1994 – Marcia Gordon, Jerry Hoff

1993 – Anna Manz, Johnny Royal

1992 – Barb Bennett, Penny Nedblake

1991 – Bobbie Cessity, Bob Tatz

1990 – Mary Bailey, Donna Rothe

1988 – Jim Brooke, Pam Fondren

1987 – Lee Stout, Stan Weaver

1985 – Tom Ruff

1984 – Paul Gault