Human Resources Excellence Awards Ceremony
Thursday, November 2, 2017
University Center Ballroom
The Presidential Award is the highest award given at the University for staff employees. Honorees are recognized for the lasting impact made on the University through community outreach, outstanding service excellence, and support of strategic initiatives, while maintaining exemplary performance. Criteria for this award may include one or several of the following.
Support: Demonstrates above and beyond commitment to the support of the students, faculty and staff.
Stewardship: Demonstrates a high level of care and responsibility for the well-being of the University and its resources for the benefit of our students, faculty and staff.
Innovation: Possesses leadership abilities and embraces creative initiatives, resulting in a positive impact to the University and the surrounding community.
Teamwork: Works as a partnership builder while nurturing an environment of camaraderie and collaboration.
TIAA Excellence Award
The TIAA Excellence Awards recognizes employees throughout all University Divisions for a variety of exceptional efforts and contributions to the University of Memphis. Primarily, this award honors employees who display one or more of the following:
Consistently performs job responsibilities at a level above and beyond normal expectations.
Exhibits an exceptional ability to foster collaboration, communication, and cooperation among colleagues and university constituents. Exhibits a high degree of personal ethics and integrity. Has clearly earned the respect of colleagues.
Exceptional contributions to their department’s level of service satisfaction.
Significant contributions to the efficiency of an operation or unit. Significant contribution to student success, directly or indirectly.
The University of Memphis is proud to partner with TIAA, the sponsor of the TIAA Awards. TIAA has been around almost 100 years as a financial services organization helping customers reach their financial goals, and we are excited and thankful for their partnership and support. For additional information on TIAA, visit www.tiaa.org/public.
2017 Award Recipients
LaGerra Williams, Development
Kimberly House, Athletics
Karen Smith, Academic Affairs
Ralph Koroly, Information Technology
Mary Earhart-Brown, Research
Monique Udell, External Relations
Julia Rhodes, Student Affairs
Kristil Davis, Business & Finance
Mary Ann Dawson, President's Area