2022 Distinguished Honor Awardees

Maureen Arends

Maureen Arends
2022 Dean’s Distinguished Service Award

Sherri Vogt

Sherri Vogt
2022 Research Support Award

Deb Peterson

Deborah (Debbie) Peterson
2022 Operations Staff Award

Katherine Earney

Kathrine (Kat) Earney
2022 Kelley Mullen Clinical Service Award


Award Categories

Dean’s Distinguished Service Award

The Dean’s Distinguished Service Award remains the highest form of staff recognition at the School of Medicine.  To be eligible, the nominee must be a full-time staff member with a minimum of three (3) years of continuous service.  The award recognizes an employee for displaying ongoing commitment to exceeding job responsibilities, helping to create a positive working environment, and improving the community in which he or she lives.  The prizes are $1000 cash, a personalized award, acknowledgement on the Dean’s plaque, and recognition in the Record.

Eligibility details:

  • Full-time staff employee with 3 years continuous service 
  •  Demonstrates an ongoing commitment to exceeding job responsibilities
  •  Creates a positive working and learning environment (Team Focus) 
  •  Improves our community (Community Service Focus)
  •  In good standing with Department
Research Support Award

The Research Support Award is categorized as Basic Science and Clinical. Nominees must be employed at .50 FTE or greater.  These awards recognize employees for exceptional performance, outstanding leadership, and superior quality of service.  Winners receive $500 cash, a personalized plaque, acknowledgement on the Service Award plaque, and recognition in the Record.

Eligibility details:

  • Current employee with .50 FTE or greater  
  • Performs duties and demonstrates capabilities that exceed job expectations, including:  
  •  exceptional performance or cooperation 
  •  outstanding leadership
  •  superior quality service 
  •  In good standing with Department
Operations Staff Award

The Operations Staff Award is categorized as Administrative, Facilities, or Teaching. Nominees must be employed at .50 FTE or greater.  These awards recognize employees for exceptional performance, outstanding leadership, and superior quality of service.  Winners receive $500 cash, a personalized plaque, acknowledgement on the Service Award plaque, and recognition in the Record.

Eligibility details:

  • Current employee with .50 FTE or greater  
  • Performs duties and demonstrates capabilities that exceed job expectations, including:  
  •  exceptional performance or cooperation 
  •  outstanding leadership
  •  superior quality service 
  •  In good standing with Department
Kelley Mullen Clinical Service Award

The Kelley Mullen Clinical Service Award recognizes a clinical support staff member who consistently demonstrates ongoing acts of caring that go beyond the normally expected levels of courtesy, responsiveness, and customer service and creates a positive work environment.  This award honors Kelley Mullen, a gifted nurse-clinician and administrator, who exemplified service quality and personified our clinical mission.

Eligibility details:

  • Current employee with .50 FTE or greater  
  • Exceeds the expectations of patients, families, and co-workers in the clinical setting, including: 
  • Exceptional performance or cooperation 
  • Outstanding leadership  
  • Superior quality service 
  • In good standing with Department