Outstanding Service Award

For some members of the Huskie Pack their job description is just the beginning of the story of the service they provide to their colleagues, our students, and the community. Does that describe a member of your team, or perhaps even you? Nominations are open for the Operating Staff Outstanding Service Award – and this year you can nominate someone else or nominate yourself!

This award is presented each year to recognize individual Civil Service Operating Staff who make contributions to the university beyond a narrow reading of their job descriptions and also serve the community in which they live. Up to four individuals will be selected annually to receive the award which includes $1,500 (considered taxable wages) and a plaque. The awards will be presented in the spring.

Eligible employees must be full- or part-time status civil service employees who have been continuously employed at NIU since February 1, 2014, or before.

The deadline for nominations is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021

2020 Winners

  • Alan Clemens
  • Jennifer Ridge
  • Leslie Shive
  • Patricia Wallace

Congratulations to the honorees! Learn more about the award winners.