Annual Staff Awards

The Staff Council of Middle Georgia State University is proud each year to recognize three outstanding staff members with our annual Staff Awards. MGA's staff serves our campus communities with a dedication to excellence that goes above and beyond, providing exceptional service to our students and their families, faculty members, community neighbors, and to one another. The staff members presented with these awards each year have excelled in the performance of their duties and their attention to the University's core values of Stewardship, Engagement, Adaptability, and Learning.

Each of the three awards presented by Staff Council comes with a cash award and a plaque to display in the winner's workspace:

  • Service Excellence Award - For a staff member who has made exceptional contributions, exceeding normal expectations, to deliver superior service to members of the campus community and/or the community at large. Think “exceptional customer service.”
  • Unsung Hero Award - For a staff member who works behind the scenes, and yet continues to go above and beyond the call of duty to improve the MGA experience for students, coworkers, faculty and/or staff. Think “behind-the-scenes.”
  • Champion Award - For a staff member who has exemplified MGA's core values of Stewardship, Engagement, Adaptability, and Learning. Think “exemplifies MGA’s core values.”

The winners of these awards will be announced each year at Fall Convocation.

Nominations will be accepted between Feb. 1 and May 1 of each year.

For eligibility information, nomination process, and selection criteria, please click on the sections below.

2017 Staff Award Winners

During Convocation on Friday, August 4th, 2017, the Staff Council was pleased to announce the three winners of the first annual Staff Recognition Awards. These three awards were presented to staff members who regularly go above and beyond to provide a positive experience for our students, our employees, and the Middle Georgia region. Each winner was presented with a plaque and a $1,000 cash award.

Service Excellence Award winner: Lisa Kelly, School of Health Sciences


Unsung Hero Award winner: Catherine Frost, Department of Mathematics

Champion Award winner: Leigh-Ann Tribble, Campus Affairs and Student Affairs

Congratulations to our three winners - we're looking forward to opening nominations for the 2018 awards in the spring!