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"

    The nomination period for the award is in early spring semester each year.  The award is presented at the annual Non-Exempt Staff Appreciation Breakfast.

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

    Current NESC members are not eligible for the award.