A call for nominations for the Chief Operating Officer’s Meritorious Service Awards and the William Paul Ricker Faculty/Staff Award will be sent in January/February each year.

To begin the nomination process*, a single nomination paragraph in a Word document attached to your email should be sent to before 5pm on February 9, 2018The nomination should include:

  • Nominee’s name, position, and department
  • Award name and category to which this individual is being nominated
  • Paragraph describing how your nominee fits the award’s criteria
  • Include your name, email, phone number

The single paragraph nominations will be presented to the Executive Leadership Team for staff and extended Aggie family nominations and the Academic Leadership Team for faculty nominations.  The Leadership Teams’ will make a determination, based on the nominations received, as to which nominations will move forward.  Up to 3 individual nominations per award will move on to the Selection Committee.

Once that determination has been made, the nominator will be notified to provide a full letter of nomination and provide at least one letter of support (maximum of 2 letters and no longer than 2 pages each) and send to  Faculty nominations for the Outstanding Classroom Teaching Award category should also include a curriculum vitae.

2017-2018 COO Meritorious Service Awards and Ricker Faculty/Staff Award Time Line

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Call for Nominations Announced

Friday, February 9, 2018

Single Paragraph Nominations Due

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Leadership Team Decisions Due

Friday, March 20, 2018

Nominators Notified to Proceed with Compiling Complete Nomination Packet

Friday, March 30, 2018

Complete Nomination Packets Due to Selection Committee

Friday, April 13, 2018

Selection Committee Results Due

Monday, April 23, 2018

Awards Ceremony to kick off Staff Appreciation Week


The Selection Committee is comprised of past staff and faculty recipients and a student representative.

For complete details s on individual awards criteria and eligibility, select the award category below.

* Please be advised that the nomination process for these awards has changed effective FY2017.

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Chief Operating Officer’s Meritorious Service Award:



William Paul Ricker Faculty/Staff Award: