UT Professional Staff Association

Professional Staff Association Awards


Outstanding Staff Award

The Outstanding Staff Award will honor and recognize a UT employee who has a significant impact on the university through outstanding dedication and accomplishments; contributing to and demonstrating a commitment to the university's core purpose and values; and exceptional leadership and loyalty to the university. Click award name for more information on criteria and nomination.


Diane Hymore Exemplar of Excellence Award

The Diane Hymore Exemplar of Excellence Award, inaugurated in 2013 in Diane’s honor, recognizes an employee whose work defines the core values of the University and represent the highest of aspirations in the consistently civil, compassionate, respectful, healthy, inclusive, and supportive commitment in servicing students, members of the UT community, and the ideals of UT.  Click on award name for more information on criteria and nomination.


Outstanding Adviser Award

The Outstanding Adviser Award was honors faculty and staff who exemplify excellence in academic advising.  Academic advising assists students in the development of meaningful educational plans that enrich their studies and promote the achievement of life goals. Click award name for more information on criteria and nomination.


Dr. Alice Skeens Outstanding Woman Award
University Women’s Commission

The Outstanding Woman Award recognizes exceptional contribution and achievement, involvement in the University community, positive attitudes towards responsibilities, active support of Women’s issues, and longevity (minimum of five years). Click on award title for more information on criteria and nomination.


competitive awards for faculty and staff

ut competitive awards initiative from cisp

Detailed list of faculty and staff eligible awards with descriptions, nomination information, deadlines, and website links. Click the title for the PDF.

 For a complete history of Professional Staff Awards, Click Here.

Staff Award Recipients

2016 awards

Outstanding Staff Award

Katherine Goans
Associate Director of the Department of Laboratory Animal Resources

Marissa Reid
Success Coach - You College

Diane Hymore exemplar of excellence award

Lisa Akeman
Assistant to the Chair of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

Outstanding Adviser award

Myrna Rudder
Associate Director of the Department of Student Services - College of Engineering

2015 Awards


Elissa Falcone
Graduation Services Specialist

Amanda Seabolt-Martin
Assistant Director,
HSC Student Affairs


Michelle Sullivan
Academic Advisor for Tri-Colleges

2014 awards

Outstanding Staff Award

Dierdre Jones
Director ESSPS, COBI

Ginny York
Mental Health Administrator

Last Updated: 10/3/16