Superior Accomplishment Awards: Call for Nominations

Published: October 9th, 2019

Category: Memos

Jodi Gentry, Vice President for Human Resources

From now through October 31, nominations are being accepted for UF’s Superior Accomplishment Awards program. Celebrating its 31st year, the awards program recognizes faculty, TEAMS employees and USPS employees who have contributed outstanding service in their fields during the prior academic year. We are excited to announce that for the first time this year, UF Health Shands employees are also eligible to be nominated in a new Shands Employment category.

Division-level winners of the Superior Accomplishment Awards receive $200 along with a certificate of appreciation and university memento. Each division winner is then eligible for one of eight university-level awards of $2,000 each or one of eight $1,000 Special Recognition Awards. In addition, each overall category university-level winner and a guest will be invited to attend a UF football game in the President’s Box next season. Winners will be selected in nine categories: Clerical/Office Support, Support Services, Scientific/Technical, Administrative/Supervisory, Administrative/Professional, Academic Personnel, Shands Employment, Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace, and Community Service.

For additional information about the Superior Accomplishment Awards program, nomination criteria and nomination forms, please visit the award website at or contact your divisional committee chairperson, listed below. The divisional award committees are responsible for the nomination processes and for winner selections in their divisions. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Please don’t miss this chance to recognize those among us who make the extra effort to contribute. This year’s nomination period is open through October 31, 2019.


DIVISION 1 – All departments, divisions and units under the Office of the President, Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Vice President for Human Resources, Vice President for Research, Office of the General Counsel, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Vice President for Government & Community Relations, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Diversity Officer, Vice President for Strategic Communications & Marketing, as well as all UF departments, divisions and units under the Vice President for Advancement:Contact: Melissa Orth, 111 Tigert Hall, Box 113157, (352) 392-4574,

New Division

DIVISION 2 – All individuals in departments and entities under the Chief Executive Officer of UF Health Shands Hospital (to include UF Health Shands practice plan employees):Contact: Kristin Gaver, North Tower, Ground Floor, G-170, Box 100337, (352)

DIVISION 3 – All schools, colleges, departments and units under the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs:Contact: Jonathan Peine, 216 Criser Hall, Box 114000, (352) 294-7617,

DIVISION 4 – All schools, departments and units under the Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources (IFAS):Contact: Darryl Palmer, 2343 Mowry Rd. Bldg. 69, Box 110810, (352) 294-3317,

DIVISION 5 – All academic colleges, departments and units under the Senior Vice President for Health Affairs (Health Science Center, including Vet Med):Contact: Shannon Pettit, 2015 SW 16th Avenue, Box 100125, (352) 294-4223,

DIVISION 6 – All departments and units under the Vice President for Student Affairs:Contact: Karley Counts, JWRU Suite 1025, Box 118505, (352) 392-1643,

DIVISION 7 – All departments, divisions and units under the Vice President for Business Affairs:Contact: Kathy Porter, 2046 NE Waldo Rd Suite 3201, Box 112450, (352) 392-0380,


Contact: Jack Causseaux, Reitz Union, Office of Sorority and Fraternity, Box 118505, (352) 294-3558,


Contact: Florida Bridgewater-Alford, University of Florida Strategic Communications and Marketing, Box 113156, (352) 846-3903,


Contact: Kevin L. Clarke, Human Resources, Room 212 Human Resources Building, Box 115003, (352) 273-1721,

UF’s Superior Accomplishment Awards program was developed to recognize deserving university employees and is coordinated by Human Resources. The success of this program depends on all of our participation as we seek to express appreciation for exceptional employees and their superior accomplishments.

Thank you for your support of this program.

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