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Categories and Nomination Forms

Below are the categories, criteria and a link to the online nomination form. The deadline is: February 13, 2017.

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History - The Lawrence C. McBride Prize was established by private donors in 2002 to recognize non-faculty exempt staff for exemplary service to the University of Idaho. This prize, the first of its kind, complements but does not replace the Outstanding Employee Awards.

Eligibility - One prize is given annually to an employee in the non-faculty exempt staff category. The selection committee strongly encourages nominations of employees who perform high-level administrative support functions to departments, colleges or administrative units. Executives are not eligible. Nominees must demonstrate evidence of upward progression within the university staff community and must have been employed in their current or similar positions at the university for a minimum of five years.

Award & Presentation - The 2016 prize recipient will receive an engraved plaque and a cash award of $1,500 (gross). The prize will be presented at the 2016 Staff Awards Luncheon to be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in the International Ballroom, Pitman Center.

Criteria - Nominees for this prize should emulate as closely as possible the example that was set by retired staff member Larry McBride during his nearly 20 years of distinguished service to the university. The prize recognizes service far beyond that expected from the job description; in fact accomplishing one’s job well does not appear on the list of criteria. Selection criteria include the following descriptors: exemplary imagination, creative, can-do attitude, loyal, dedicated, supportive, enthusiastic, highest performance standards for him/herself and others, dependable and friendly.

The selection committee must receive an online submission that includes ALL of the following:

  • Lawrence C. McBride Prize online nomination form.
  • One nominating letter (two pages maximum length attached to the online nomination form) from any university administrator, faculty, or staff member who knows the nominee and who can speak to his/her service to the institution. This letter must provide a broad-brush description detailing the nominee’s accomplishments. 
  • Two supporting letters (two pages maximum length attached to the online nomination form) from other administrators, faculty, staff, students or colleagues. The supporting letters must focus on two or three specific examples of the nominee’s exemplary service.
  • Professional resume of the nominee (one page in length)—should be provided by nominee to nominator.

Note: All nomination materials received by the selection committee are confidential

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