Faculty and Staff Achievement and Outstanding Service Awards

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2017 Faculty and Staff Achievement and Outstanding Service Awards

Award winners were selected by the SPH Recognition, Awards, and Honors (RAH) Committee, Staff Association, and the P&A Senate. Award recipients were announced at the School of Public Health Faculty & Staff Recognition event on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

Congratulations to the 2017 winners: 

  • Pam Schreiner, Leonard M. Schuman Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Laura Le, Charles N. Hewitt Creative Teaching Award
  • Jerri Kjolhaug, Outstanding Public Health Impact Award
  • Diane Kampa, P&A Excellence Award
  • Merrie Harrison, P&A Excellence Award
  • Shalini Kulasingam, Award for Excellence in Advising
  • Karen Omlung, Judy Peterson Staff Excellence Award
  • Team Hazmat Lois Harrison, Jennifer Selzler, Isaiah Nichols Flood, Teamwork Excellence
  • Administrative Support Services Team-ASST Ginger Hughes, Jeff Johnson, Sharanya Johnson, Barb Lux, and Megan Treziok, Excellence in Collaboration & Creativity Group Awar

Information About the Awards

Leonard M. Schuman Award for Excellence in Teaching

Leonard M. Schuman Award for Excellence in Teaching

The Leonard M. Schuman Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes School of Public Health faculty who are particularly outstanding teachers in the art of conveying to their students the stimulation and interest in subject matter which is at the core of teaching functions of all great universities. A recipient’s achievements will be commemorated with a plaque, a permanent display in the School’s administrative offices, and a cash award of $3,000. No more than one award will be given in any single year.

Eligibility

School of Public Health faculty on 12-month or 9-month appointments with a record of at least five years’ teaching in the School of Public Health. Previous winners are not eligible for a second award.

Nomination Documentation

  • A letter of nomination
  • A letter from the program major chair or Director of Graduate Studies
  • No more than five letters of support
  • The nominee’s complete teaching record
  • The syllabus for only one course

Click here to download detailed nomination information.

Charles N. Hewitt Creative Teaching Award

Charles N. Hewitt Creative Teaching Award

The Charles N. Hewitt Creative Teaching Award recognizes School of Public Health faculty who have made an outstanding contribution in special areas of public health education in the areas of: continuing education and other non-traditional educational settings; interscholastic education of health professional students; or innovative applications of learning technology. Recipients’ achievements will be commemorated with a plaque, a permanent display in the School’s administrative offices, and a cash award of $1,500.

Eligibility

School of Public Health faculty on 12-month or 9-month appointments, or adjunct faculty who have participated in an SPH teaching program annually during the past three years. Previous recipients of the award are eligible to be nominated in subsequent years for additional achievements.

Nomination Documentation

  • A letter of nomination
  • No more than four letters in support
  • The nominee’s complete teaching record
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae

Click here to download detailed nomination information.

Outstanding Public Health Impact Award

Outstanding Public Health Impact Award

The Outstanding Public Health Impact Award honors faculty who make an exceptional impact on health and well-being through their scholarly work, their public engagement with health issues, or their community service to improve the health and well-being of populations at the local, national, and global levels. Recipients’ achievements will be commemorated with a plaque, a permanent display in the school’s administrative offices, and a one-time cash award of $1,500.

Eligibility

School of Public Health faculty on either a 9-month, 12-month or adjunct appointment. Previous recipients of the award are also eligible to be nominated in subsequent years for additional achievements.

Nomination Documentation

  • A letter of nomination
  • No more than three letters in support
  • The nominee’s curriculum vita and other material illustrating the public health impact for which the candidate is nominated

Click here to download detailed nomination information.

School of Public Health P&A Excellence Award

School of Public Health P&A Excellence Award

The School of Public Health P&A Excellence Award recognizes a member of the Academic Professional and Administrative (P&A) staff who has made distinguished contributions to the missions of the University of Minnesota and the School of Public Health.The recipient’s achievements will be commemorated with a plaque, a permanent display in the school’s administrative offices, and a cash award of $1,500.

Eligibility

Nominees must have at least three years of P&A employment in the School of Public Health at the time of nomination. Nominees cannot hold a joint faculty appointment. Previous winners are not eligible for a second award.

Nomination Documentation

  • A letter of nomination
  • No more than three letters of support
  • Current resume or curriculum vita

Click here to download detailed nomination information.

School of Public Health Excellence in Advising Award

School of Public Health Excellence in Advising Award

The School of Public Health Excellence in Advising Award recognizes School of Public Health faculty who are particularly outstanding in their roles as academic, field experience, or project/thesis advisors. Recipient’s achievements will be commemorated with a plaque, a permanent display in the school’s administrative offices, and a cash award of $3,000.

Eligibility

School of Public Health faculty with a record of at least three years advising. Faculty may be on 9-month, 12-month or have adjunct appoints with the School of Public Health. Previous winners are not eligible for a second award.

Nomination Documentation

  • A letter of nomination from a student
  • At least two letters of support
  • The nominee’s complete advising record at the School of Public Health

Click here to download detailed nomination information.

The Judy Peterson Staff Excellence Award

The Judy Peterson Staff Excellence Award

The Judy Peterson Staff Excellence Award recognizes a staff member who has made distinguished contributions to the mission of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, as well as their division and/or work group. The recipient’s achievements will be commemorated with a plaque, a permanent display in the school’s administrative offices, and a cash award of $1,500.

Eligibility

Nominees must have at least three years of Civil Service or Labor Represented employment in the School of Public Health at the time of nomination. Previous winners of this award are not eligible for a second award.

Nomination Documentations

  • A letter of nomination
  • No more than three letters of support

Click here to download detailed nomination information.

School of Public Health Excellence in Peer Mentoring Award

School of Public Health Excellence in Peer Mentoring Award

The Excellence in Peer Mentoring Award was established to recognize a staff member who has demonstrated commitment to the development and advancement of others in both a formal and informal capacity through either a direct, supervisory, or in a peer-based role. The recipient’s achievements will be commemorated with a plaque, a permanent display in the school’s administrative offices, and a cash award of $1,000.

Eligibility

Nominees must have at least one year of P&A, Civil Service, or Labor Represented employment in the School of Public Health at the time of nomination. Previous winners of this award are not eligible for a second award.

Nomination Documentations

  • A letter of nomination
  • No more than three letters of support

Click here to download detailed nomination information.

School of Public Health Teamwork Excellence Award

School of Public Health Teamwork Excellence Award

The Teamwork Excellence Award was established to recognize an outstanding, established team or work group for their sustained track record of excellent contributions to the University of Minnesota School of Public Health mission as well as their division and/or work group. The team or work group’s achievements will be commemorated with a plaque, a permanent display in the school’s administrative offices, and a cash award of $1,500 to be split between the recipients or put toward a team event of the recipients’ choice.

Eligibility

This award is available to all Faculty, P&A, Civil Service, and Labor Represented staff within the School of Public Health. Groups who are previous winners of this award are not eligible for a second award for a period of three years. For the purpose of eligibility, team is defined by membership at the time of award presentation.

Nomination Documentation

  • A letter of nomination
  • No more than three letters of support

Click here to download detailed nomination information.

School of Public Health Excellence in Collaboration & Creativity Group Award

School of Public Health Excellence in Collaboration & Creativity Group Award

The Excellence in Collaboration and Creativity Group Award recognizes staff members who have demonstrated leadership in the development and implementation of new and creative programs or processes that lead to improvements in their work area while supporting the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health mission. This award recognizes short-term, project-based groups who may come together for a specific task. The group’s achievements will be commemorated with a plaque, a permanent display in the school’s administrative offices, and a cash award of $1,500 to be split between the recipients or put toward a team event of the recipients’ choice.

Eligibility

This award is open to all Faculty, P&A, Civil Service, and Labor Represented staff in the School of Public Health. Groups who are previous winners of this award are not eligible for a second award for a period of three years.

Nomination Documentation

  • A letter of nomination
  • No more than three letters of support

Click here to download detailed nomination information.