CoE’s Judith A. Pitney Staff Service Career Award was established in 2006 to recognize the significant contributions of a single CoE staff member with a minimum of ten years of service in the College of Engineering. The award honors Judith Pitney, who served as executive director of RPM from 1992 – 2006, as an acknowledgment of the exceedingly high standards she engendered across the College.
Recipients of the Judith A. Pitney Staff Service Career Award will be chosen on the basis of their exemplary work and unique achievements. The award is intended to serve as tangible evidence of the College’s appreciation of its outstanding staff members.
Temporary employees, students, faculty, and previous Judith A. Pitney Service Career Award recipients are not eligible for consideration.
All full and part-time regular, non-faculty employees in the College, who have a minimum of ten years of service at the College of Engineering, are eligible.
Questions about an individual’s eligibility should be addressed to Dawn Kapalla.
When reviewing nominations, the Selection Committee will look for examples of sustained excellence in an individual’s service. Consideration will be given to nominees who have made significant contributions or possess special qualities and attributes. Nominees must have:
- A minimum of ten years of service at the College of Engineering
- A sustained record of superior performance
- Made a significant, measurable, and attributable long-term contribution to the mission/goals of the College of Engineering
- Promoted a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for faculty, staff and/or students
Selection of the recipients will be based only on the information provided as part of the nomination process. All nomination materials remain confidential.
The recipients will receive:
- an individual cash award of $5,000
- a framed award citation
- recognition at the CoE Excellence in Staff Service Award event
All recipients will be notified prior to the event.
Who May Nominate
All members of the College community (students, faculty, staff, and alumni) are invited to submit nominations. The nomination form should be completed and returned by February 26, 2021. If your nominee is selected to receive an award, the nominator is responsible for notifying the other letter writers that endorsed the nomination.
The Selection Committee is comprised of the Dean, the Sr. Executive Director of RPM, the Director of CoE Human Resources and two other University representatives outside of the College, chosen by the Dean. The members of the selection committee are precluded from submitting nominations or letters of support.
Complete all information requested on the nomination form.
The nominator must attach a letter/memo of support. In addition, each nomination must be supported by a minimum of four or a maximum of six other people. The nominator should gather letters/memos or emails of support and submit them with his or her nomination. Each letter should be no more than one page in length. Previous winners of the Excellence in Staff Service Award are eligible for this award.
If you have any questions about what is required to complete a nomination, please address them to:
Submitting a Nomination
To submit a nomination electronically, please submit via the 2021 JAPSSCA Nomination Form.
To submit a paper nomination, please send all requested information and supporting documents to:
Judith A. Pitney Staff Service Award Selection Committee
c/o Dawn Kapalla
2437 LEC (2102)