Nominations may be submitted by any Southeast Missouri State University faculty, staff or student.  In addition, nominations will be accepted from a member of an organization that has benefited from the public service of a University staff member.

A nomination may be submitted for an individual or a team consisting of two or more eligible employees. Self-nominations are not eligible.

All members of a team must be identified and meet the nomination eligibility requirements. All members of the team should demonstrate extraordinary service and must demonstrate the University’s values and strategic vision.

An individual or team will have achieved an extraordinary and significant accomplishment demonstrated by ongoing sustained service or the completion of a special project or activity during the previous fifteen months July 1st through September 30th.

Nominations will be accepted on the Program’s official nomination form sent by e-mail or hard copy.  All nominations will be submitted to the Human Resources Office on behalf of the Recognition Committee.  For consideration all nominations must be received in the Human Resources Office by October 28, 2016.  The Employee Recognition Committee will review all nominations and make their recommendations to the Executive Team and the President.

Nomination packets for an individual or team award are comprised of:
  • Nomination Form (click here to complete online form)
  • Nomination Letter
  • Supporting Materials (i.e., publications, service reports, appreciation letters, etc.)


Nominees must have demonstrated commitment to the University’s mission and vision. The service, project or activity being considered should clearly reflect one or more of the University’s priorities: Academic Experience, Student Experience, Faculty and Staff Experience, External Engagement, Fiscal Resources, and Technology and Infrastructure.

Details on University Priorities

All awardees must be in good standing with the University.

Academic Hall 012
Employee Recognition Program
One University Plaza, MS 3150
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701