Faculty and Staff are invited to submit nominations for the Staff Member of The Year Award, Phoenix Awards

These awards to non-teaching staff are presented each year during Staff Appreciation Day. 

Elon presents three Staff Member of the Year awards annually during Staff Appreciation Day. These award are given to non-teaching staff in each of the following categories: Physical Plant, Office Staff, and Administrative Staff. Once the nominations are received, Human Resources will categorize the nominations into the appropriate job group. 

Nominees must be classified as full-time (work at least 30 hours per week) and have been in their positions at least one full year. Any university faculty member, staff member, or student may make a nomination. Nominations can be made in any or all of the three categories represented.

You will assist the Selection Committee greatly by giving accurate and professional responses about your nominee’s qualifications for this award. Please be concise in your comments, including any experiences with the nominee that you feel are relevant. Keep in mind that you want to convince the selection committee that your nominee deserves to be recognized as one of the university’s Staff Member of the Year recipients. Nominations are kept confidential throughout the selection process.

Please see the link for Staff Member of the Year nomination form provided below:

Staff Member of the Year Nomination

Three Phoenix staff awards are also presented during Staff Appreciation Day. Please see the link for the nominations for Phoenix Staff Awards below and the criteria for each award:

The Phoenix Rising Award is presented to one newer member of the Elon staff (less than five years of service) who has consistently displayed excellence in pursuit of the Elon Commitment with an engaged mind, inspired leadership and global citizenship;

Phoenix Rising Nomination 

The Phoenix Community Engagement Award is presented to a member of the Elon staff who has demonstrated exemplary service to the university, local or global community through their engagement in volunteer organizations.

Phoenix Community Engagement Nomination

The Phoenix Innovation Award is presented to a member of the Elon staff who has displayed innovation by creating, designing, improving or implementing a new idea or program that benefits the university or our community.

Phoenix Innovation Nomination

The deadline for submitting nominees is March 29, 2019. Paper copies are available in the Office of Human Resources if needed.

If you have any questions, please call the Office of Human Resources at ext.5560.