NESC Staff Appreciation Award


This award is presented annually to a non-exempt staff member who lives and promotes the Mission of the University.  Nominees for this award should also adhere to and honor the seven convictions of the University:

*Pursuit of Truth
*Academic Excellence
*Faith and Reason
*Personal Attention

Award criteria are described here:

  • Engages in volunteer involvement beyond the job, within or outside the University
    • St. Thomas (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 St. Thomas 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"
    Nominations are due Friday, March 16, 2018 using this online nomination form. The entire Non-Exempt Staff Council will review all nominations received and make its selection for this year's award winner. The award is presented at the annual Non-Exempt Staff Appreciation Breakfast, which will held on April 10th.
* Please see Award Recipients to learn about past recipients and their stories.‌

* Current NESC members are not eligible for the award.‌

NESC Scholarship For
Volunteers in Service Internationally Or Nationally (VISION)

VISION is a service and cultural immersion program that runs international and domestic trips over January and Spring Break.

Since 1987, thousands of St. Thomas students have marked their commitment to changing our world by embarking on VISION trips across the country and around the globe. Students who participate in the VISION program come from diverse backgrounds and fields of study, but they have several things in common. Among them is an excitement to serve, a spirit of sacrifice, willingness to risk a new experience and an openness to learn, bend and grow.

NESC is pleased to provide a VISION scholarship to a non-exempt staff member or the daughter/son of a non-exempt staff member who is enrolled in an undergraduate degree-seeking program and is participating in a VISION trip. 

Check back for more information about this scholarship in the near future!‌