Human Resources at Aquinas College

Faculty and Staff Awards

All of our employees contribute to the success of Aquinas College, and our colleagues deserve recognition for dedication in fulfilling their responsibilities and carrying out the College's mission. While it is impossible to recognize all of the individual efforts that occur daily at Aquinas, we want employees to know that their hard work and commitment are appreciated.

To that end, four awards have been designed to give special recognition to two faculty and two staff members for their extra efforts and special contributions. The categories for faculty are "Outstanding Teacher" and "Outstanding Scholar," and the categories for staff are "Staff Excellence" and "Rising Star."

Faculty and staff recognition awards focus on recognizing dedication to the College vision, mission, values, diversity and sustainability statements. The awards will be presented at the State of the College address in October.

  • Outstanding Teacher Award: The Outstanding Teacher Award recognizes specific activities or aspects of teaching as a central core of our mission rather than generic effective teaching.
  • Outstanding Scholar Award: This Outstanding Scholar Award celebrates accomplishments of outstanding researchers.
  • Staff Excellence Award: The Staff Excellence Award recognizes professional contributions and quality service
  • Rising Star Award: The Rising Star Award recognizes new employees and motivates them to continue to excel.

For more information about a specific award, criteria or eligibility, click here.

AQ Faculty and Staff: Nominate a fellow faculty or staff member for one of the award categories by completing the online nomination form.

AQ Students: Three students are required to nominate a faculty or staff member by completing the online nomination form.