Faculty and Staff Appreciation
The Graduate College understands that success is not achieved alone. Although we can't recognize every deserving graduate faculty and staff member who graciously supports graduate students, programs and Graduate College initiatives, we have created special events and awards to publicly express our gratitude for their commitment and hard work on behalf of graduate students.at ASU.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. — Robert Collier
The Graduate College celebrates Graduate Faculty who have gone above and beyond to help the Graduate College fulfill its mission by serving on review panels, speaking at events and championing new Graduate College initiatives. Designated graduate faculty members will receive a service letter and a token of appreciation from the Graduate College Vice Provost and Dean, Elizabeth Wentz.
Graduate Staff Appreciation Event
Each year, the Graduate College brings together the staff who support graduate students at ASU for the Graduate Staff Appreciation Event to thank them for their tireless work, collaboration and drive for excellence on behalf of graduate students.
Winners are announced at a celebration event held every May.
Graduate College Staff Awards for Excellence
The Graduate College awards Graduate College Staff Awards for Excellence in four categories to recognize graduate staff excellence in four categories. The deadline to submit 2023 nominations has passed and awardees will be announced on May 18, 2023 during the Graduate Support Staff Appreciation Luncheon.
Graduate College Award for Excellence: Supporting Student Success
This award is an opportunity for graduate students to recognize a staff member in a graduate support role that has contributed in a significant way to their academic success or overall graduate student experience during their graduate program.*
Graduate College Award for Excellence: Going the Extra Mile
The Extra Mile award is an opportunity for ASU staff and faculty to recognize a staff member in a graduate support role that has contributed in a significant way to the academic success or overall experience of graduate students at ASU.*
Graduate College Award for Excellence: Outstanding New Staff Member
The Outstanding New Staff Member award is an opportunity for ASU staff and faculty to recognize a newer staff member in a graduate support role (in current position at ASU for 2 years or less) that has contributed in a significant way to the academic success or overall experience of graduate students at ASU.*
Graduate College Award for Excellence: Outstanding Collaboration
The Outstanding Collaboration award is an opportunity for Graduate College employees to nominate a staff member in a graduate support role outside of the Graduate College that has volunteered to collaborate on projects, tasks, and/or who have served as a trusted source to champion new Graduate College initiatives.*
The Graduate College will select at least one recipient for each award based on nomination and review. Award recipients will be notified by the Graduate College in May. The awardees will receive a personalized award and will be featured in an ASU News article and on the Graduate Insider blog. Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*A graduate support role includes any staff member that provides support to graduate students and has made a significant impact on the graduate experience at ASU.