The University of North Carolina Pembroke Awards for Excellence is the most prestigious honor bestowed upon non-faculty employees.
The UNC Pembroke University Awards for Excellence nomination process commences each year in March. The Awards for Excellence program recognizes the accomplishments and achievements of permanent, full-time UNC Pembroke SPA and EPA-NF employees who do not hold faculty rank.
This is an excellent opportunity to recognize employees who make a significant contribution to their department, division, the University community or the lives of others. UNC Pembroke employees will be divided into three divisions; Academic Affairs, Finance and Administration and Chancellor’s Office/Advancement/Student Affairs/Athletics. Each division will establish a coordinator who will distribute information and details for submitting nominations. Please keep in mind that nominations may be submitted by anyone, even if the employee does not work in the same division/department. All nominations that fit the criteria are welcome!
Once the division has gathered its nominations they are forwarded on to the University Awards for Excellence selection committee. The committee will review all the universities nominees and select its winner(s). The selection committee can select no more than three winners. The SPA and EPA-NF employees who are selected as winners will receive a $250.00 check.
The University award winners will be recognized at the University’s annual SPA/EPA-NF Service Awards Luncheon.
Human Resources will submit all University-level winners to the NC Office of State Personnel for consideration in the Governor's Awards for Excellence program. The Governor's Awards for Excellence Program is designed to acknowledge and express appreciation for outstanding accomplishments that do not fall entirely within the scope of normal duties, but are in the nature of a major contribution reflecting credit on the person and State service. The meritorious service or accomplishment is so singularly outstanding that special recognition is justified.
Active SPA employees, working at least 30 hours each week (0.75 FTE), are eligible to be nominated for the UNC Pembroke Awards for Excellence. Active EPA-NF employees, excluding Tier I administrators, working at least 30 hours each week (0.75 FTE), are also eligible to be nominated for the UNC Pembroke Awards for Excellence.
All Awards for Excellence nominations require the approval of the nominee’s manager. Nominees will be disqualified in the event of any active or pending disciplinary actions or in the event of documented disciplinary actions within the preceding 18 months.
The UNC Pembroke Awards for Excellence recognize the meritorious accomplishments and contributions of individual employees.
Eligible employees may be nominated in only one of the following award categories:
Customer Service – Provided exceptional service that left the customers/students at UNC Pembroke fully satisfied with their experience.
Efficiency & Innovation — Has improved the efficiency of state government services or the workplace at UNC Pembroke.
Human Relations — Made outstanding contributions toward enhancing the quality and morale of the workplace or creating a better public image of our university and state government.
Outstanding State Government Service — Exhibited unselfish devotion to duty far and above the normal requirements and contributed significantly to the advancement of state service to the citizens of North Carolina.
Public Service — Made outstanding contributions by participating in or implementing community and public service projects (such as volunteering with various non-profit organizations).
Safety and Heroism — Demonstrated outstanding judgment or courage in an emergency, voluntarily risking his/her life, or exhibited meritorious action to prevent injury, loss of life or prevented damage to or loss of property.
Spirit of North Carolina - Exemplified the state motto “To be, rather than to seem.” Mentored others in the pursuit of excellence. Served as an ambassador for the State of North Carolina. This special award is reserved for exceptional circumstances and for accomplishments and achievements of the highest caliber.
University Awards for Excellence Nomination Form
Governor’s Awards for Excellence Program Recognition Program Policy