NESC Appreciation Award

This award is presented annually to an hourly staff member who meets criteria based in the seven convictions of the University of St. Thomas Mission Statement: *Pursuit of Truth *Academic Excellence *Faith and Reason *Dignity *Diversity *Personal Attention *Gratitude.

  • Engages in volunteer involvement beyond the job, within or outside the University
    • UST (Commencement, family Week-End, Move-In, etc).
    • Community (Loaves and Fishes, Meals-On-Wheels).
  • Life-long learner/active participant
    • Takes advantage of learning opportunities (i.e., Leadership Academy).
    • Supports and attends lectures, concerts and UST sporting events.
  • Extends a helping/welcoming hand to others
    • Welcomes new staff members.
    • Assists or provides support for a member of the UST community that is going through hardship, such as illness, death of family member, etc.
  • Makes a difference in the UST community
    • Builds relationships; celebrates others achievements.
    • Is a role model for staff, faculty and students.
    • Fosters a community of respect and dignity.
    • Recognizes the power of ideas and rigorous thinking.
    • Team player.
  • Helps to create a positive culture
    • Demonstrates a vibrant attitude that looks for the best in circumstances.
    • Action-oriented and follow-through.
  • Is a "go-to" resource; may be an "unspoken hero"

    Important:  Nomination Form for 2014 can be found in the Upcoming Events section of this site.  

         The nomination period begins February 24. 
         The nomination deadline has been extended to 4pm on Thursday, March 20. 
         Nomination forms should be submitted to or MAIL 4004.


    Please see Award Recipients to learn about past recipients and their stories.‌

    Current NESC members are not eligible for the award.