Staff Recognition

The Staff Recognition Committee shall help organize programs and events that recognize and reward staff members for their contributions to the University.

Mission

The Staff Recognition Committee shall help organize programs and events that recognize and reward staff members for their contributions to the University.

Objectives

  • Accept and review nominations for the President's Award for Distinguished Service and the Robin Kramer Volunteer Award and recommend candidates to the President.
  • Provide assistance to University departments who sponsor functions for the employees (i.e., the annual Staff Party on the Quad).
  • Continue to seek out new ways of acknowledging the many contributions of the University staff.
  • Provide assistance with other committees on the Staff Advisory Council when needed.

President's Award for Distinguished Service 

President Barbara Snyder invites you to nominate a non-faculty CWRU staff member for the President’s Award for Distinguished Service. This annual award honors up to three staff members whose outstanding contributions to our campus culture have a transformational effect on university colleagues, students, or visitors.

This award honors up to three staff members per year.

Nominations may come from any university staff, student or faculty member (self-nominations are not accepted). The Staff Advisory Council Staff Recognition Committee will receive and review nomination materials; finalists will be selected by the President. The honoree(s) will receive a $1,000 cash award. The recipient(s) will be recognized at the Staff Service Awards Luncheon in June.

Nominations are due by April 26, 2019 and can be submitted through an online form.

Criteria for Nomination

  1. Nominee must be a permanent, non-faculty staff member with a minimum of five years of university service.
  2. Nominee must exhibit qualities that are consistent with our university values. These values include Academic Excellence and Impact, Inclusiveness and Diversity, Integrity and Transparency, and Effective Stewardship. The nominee must also seek to create a powerful learning environment that has a transformational impact on all who teach, learn, discover, and work here so they are prepared and engaged to serve society.
  3. Nominee must not be a previous recipient of the award.
  4. Should a nominee be a current member of the Staff Recognition Committee, they will recuse themselves from the selection process.

The President’s Award for Distinguished Service was created in honor of Roseanne Shaerban (May 9, 1958 –February 6, 1989), a University employee whose qualities and commitment set a standard for distinguished service. Her family, friends, and co-workers remember her for the care, concern, loyalty and support she demonstrated to the University community. Roseanne was feisty, creative, and exceptionally generous in her willingness to help others in need.

Robin Kramer Volunteer Award

President Barbara Snyder invites you to nominate a non-faculty CWRU staff member for the Robin Kramer Volunteer Award. This annual award honors a staff member whose volunteer service to the campus community has had significant impact on colleagues, students, or visitors.

This award honors one staff member per year.

Nominations may come from any university staff, student or faculty member (self-nominations are not accepted). The Staff Advisory Council Staff Recognition Committee will receive and review nomination materials and select an outstanding candidate. This information will be provided to the Office of the President. The honoree(s) will receive a $500.00 cash award. The recipient will be recognized at the Staff Service Awards Luncheon in June.

Nominations are due by April 26, 2019 and can be submitted through an online form.

Criteria for Nomination

  • Nominee must be a permanent, non-faculty staff member with a minimum of five years of university service.
  • Nominee must exhibit qualities consistent with our university values. These values include Academic Excellence and Impact, Inclusiveness and Diversity, Integrity and Transparency, and Effective Stewardship. The nominee must also seek to create a powerful learning environment that has a significant impact on all who teach, learn, discover, and work here so they are prepared and engaged to serve society.
  • Nominee must be actively involved in volunteer work and have a passion for service to the university community.
  • Nominee must not be a previous recipient of the award.
  • Should a nominee be a current member of the Staff Recognition Committee, they will recuse themselves from the selection process.

Case Western Reserve University created the Robin Kramer Volunteer Award in honor of Robin Kramer, a University employee whose qualities and commitment to volunteerism set a standard for distinguished service. Robin Kramer (August 5, 1955 - November 1, 2013) was known for her passion for serving the University and its employees. Robin was a friendly and familiar face of the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) and loved to welcome new members at the SAC New Member Orientation. She also co-chaired the Elections and Staff Recognition Committees. Her family, friends, and co­‐workers remember her for her infectious smile, contagious laugh, concern, loyalty, and the support she demonstrated to the University community. Robin’s enthusiasm and energy were evident in everything she did.