Award Categories and Nomination Process
June 14, 2013
To:     K-State Research and Extension Faculty and Staff

From: John Floros
         Dean and Director

The K-State Research and Extension Awards Lunch will be on Wednesday, October 23 during Annual Conference.
This is our annual opportunity to recognize outstanding colleagues. I encourage you to review the award categories below and nominate someone by Friday, August 9.

The nomination should include a maximum of two pages of information summarizing the criteria for which the individual is being nominated. Include the name, title, address, phone number and email of both the nominee as well as the nominator(s). Send nominations to me at 114 Waters Hall or email them to Dorothy Doan at

Previous recipients of the awards are listed on the Employee Resources website. Go to Click on Nominations for Awards in the center of the page. Individuals can be selected as an award winner in a category more than one time.

BUILDER AWARDS - These awards recognize individuals who have exhibited extra energy and creativity over a number of years in building new programs, audiences or institutions within K-State Research and Extension.

DIVERSITY AWARD - K-State Research and Extension is committed to diversity in programming, workforce and relationships with other organizations.  Nominees for this award will be individuals who have embraced and demonstrated this vision.

TEAM AWARD - The Team Award acknowledges outstanding efforts by a group of individuals addressing one of the grand challenges facing Kansans: Water, Health, Feeding Nine Billion, Community Vitality and Developing Tomorrow's Leaders.

MENTORING AWARD - K-State Research and Extension faculty are encouraged to nominate a mentor who has helped them and others achieve higher performance and productivity.  Nominees might be an early-career mentor or someone who has served as a mentor anytime throughout the nominator's career path. One award will be presented to an extension agent mentor and one to an area or campus-based faculty mentor.

County and district offices are encouraged to nominate an office professional who demonstrates initiative, productivity, creativity, adaptability, teamwork, and service.

UNCLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR (for the College of Agriculture and all divisions of K-State Research and Extension on and off-campus). This award recognizes individuals who are in unclassified non-tenure track positions. The nomination should include information about special efforts and accomplishments.

For questions about the nominations or awards contact Stacey Warner, Awards Lunch Chair at 785-532-3080 or

I look forward to receiving the nominations by August 9.