Employee Excellence Awards

Each year, Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) proudly presents the Employee Excellence Awards to staff members who consistently demonstrate dedication and commitment to our students, faculty, and staff. These individuals inspire those around them to approach their work with positive energy and enthusiasm. They create an environment where going above and beyond for our students and the campus community is the standard.

Each spring, the STCC community, led by the President and executive cabinet, gathers to honor those staff members who consistently demonstrate extraordinary performance and commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Springfield Technical Community College. The awards are The President’s Award for Innovation in Diversity & Inclusion, The Individual Contributor Award/Star Award, and The Community Champion Award.

The awards' criteria demonstrate a commitment to enhancing the culture, work, and learning environment for the entire STCC community. For information on the awards and process please see the STCC Employee Excellence Awards Information (PDF) or the information below.

A 9-member committee, consisting of staff representing all areas of the college, is appointed by the President and Human Resources. No more than one Assistant Vice President or higher can serve on the committee at any time. Members serve 2-year, non-consecutive terms which will begin with the fiscal year. In the event a member leaves the Committee, an alternate will be chosen by Human Resources to serve the remainder of the term. The Committee will elect one member to serve as Chair for a one-year term, to be chosen at the last meeting of the prior year.

Due to COVID-19 and the limited on-campus presence of students, faculty, and staff, the process for nominating colleagues for Employee Excellence Awards (EEA) has been modified. Rather than paper ballots, all nominations must be done electronically from February 26, 2021, until April 23, 2021.

Nominations will be reviewed by Human Resources to ensure that candidates’ behavior and performance reflect the criteria of each award. Honorees must be employed by the College at the time of the award presentation to receive the award.

The EEA Committee will review the nominations and by April 30, 2021, provide President Cook with their recommendations. During the May 25, 2021, Professional Day, the winners will be announced and their names will be inscribed on a plaque listing them as the 2020-2021 honorees. The plaque will be placed in the Ira H. Rubenzahl Student Learning Commons. Future EEA recipients will be similarly honored each year thereafter leaving a demonstrable imprint on the people and infrastructure of the STCC community.

Due to COVID-19 and the limited on-campus presence of students, faculty, and staff, the process for nominating colleagues for Employee Excellence Awards (EEA) has been modified. Rather than paper ballots, all nominations must be done electronically from February 26, 2021, until April 23, 2021.

Note: The President, Vice Presidents and Assistant Vice Presidents are not eligible for the awards.  

The final day to vote is April 23, 2021

Online Nomination Forms

Please note, to access the forms you must be logged into your STCC Email.

Purpose: Recognizes the accomplishments of any STCC employee who has promoted inclusion through equity and/or diversity for the betterment of the college community. Nominee should demonstrate a dedication to the success of our student population, especially those who experience significant barriers.

Criteria: Nominee demonstrates ongoing involvement in the efforts toward increasing the inclusiveness of the campus environment. Encourages honesty, openness, and collaboration for all. Nominee has made significant contributions toward achieving the Student Success Plan goals and advancing the mission of the College by promoting diversity and inclusion on campus.

Eligibility: Must have completed one year of service at the time of nomination. Open to any full or part-time STCC employee.  Assistant Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, and the President are not eligible. Nominees whose job description includes these duties are not eligible.

Nomination: May be submitted by any member of the College community or community at large. Self and/or immediate family member nominations are prohibited. Anonymous submissions are invalid.

Please note, to access the form you must be logged into your STCC Email.

The President’s Award for Diversity and Inclusion Nomination Form

 

Purpose: Honors a non-faculty staff member who exceeds performance expectations.

Criteria: Nominee exceeds performance expectations within the department, while interacting and providing outstanding service. Creates positive impression of their department. Excellence in overall job performance. Willingness to go beyond their job description. Outstanding service to both internal and external customers. Assists in advancing the mission of the College through teamwork.  Makes a positive impact on the culture of the College and/or his/her work environment.

Eligibility: Must have completed one year of service at the time of nomination. Open to any full or part-time STCC employee.  Assistant Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, and the President are not eligible. Nominees whose job description includes these duties are not eligible.

Nomination: May be submitted by any member of the College community or community at large. Self and/or immediate family member nominations are prohibited. Anonymous submissions are invalid.

Please note, to access the form you must be logged into your STCC Email.

Individual Contributor Award/Star Award Nomination Form

Purpose: Recognizes the accomplishments of any STCC employee who has promoted opportunities for intellectual, cultural, and economic engagement while assisting in enhancing a culture for our students to become thoughtful, committed, and socially responsible individuals.

Criteria: Nominee has made significant contributions toward achieving the Student Success Plan goals and advancing the mission of the college through his/her community engagement and citizenship. Nominee must have a consistent internal and external community service record measured by way of community support of events, committees, and engagement.

Eligibility: Must have completed one year of service at the time of nomination. Open to any full or part-time STCC employee.  Assistant Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, and the President are not eligible. Nominees whose job description includes these duties are not eligible.

Nomination: May be submitted by any member of the College community or community at large. Self and/or immediate family member nominations are prohibited. Anonymous submissions are invalid.

Please note, to access the form you must be logged into your STCC Email.

Community Champion Award Nomination Form