The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences seeks nominations for the Staff Employee of the Year Award.

Nominees must be a full- or part-time salary or wage staff member, have been in their position for at least 12 months, and have been employed by Virginia Tech for at least two years. Student wage and emergency hires are not eligible for this award. The employee who receives this award will not be eligible for consideration again for another five years.

The winner will receive a plaque and a $1,000 award.

Award Criteria:

  • Promotes a team environment and positive morale through a congenial, supportive attitude;
  • Exhibits innovation and creativity resulting in an improved operating efficiency of the department, college, and/or university;
  • Enhances the image of the department, college, and/or university; and
  • Accepts responsibilities and performs duties above and beyond what is normally expected.


To nominate a staff member, faculty and staff members should submit a letter highlighting the nominee’s accomplishments and/or activities. Nominations must be submitted as a single pdf document to Randa Freeborn ( by 4 p.m. on February 4, 2021.