Hey, isn't that a great employee next to you?

Nominations for the 2020  Staff Awards have closed and the recipients will be announced soon!

Take a moment, think about a fellow employee who enjoys their work and with whom you always enjoy interacting. Don’t forget to think about co-workers who meet the qualifications for the Kispert and Lynch awards, too (see descriptions below).

Contact their supervisor or co-workers and find out more about what they do and how well they do it. Or, just use your own knowledge and observations to nominate using form below. You may also use download the PDF form here, or obtain a nomination form attached to one of the posters around campus or from the University Communications office. Select the award that best fits the nominee you have in mind. Fill out the form, send it in, and you’re done!

Staff Service Awards

Outstanding Staff Service Award

Outstanding Staff Service Award for service departments. Honors exceptional performance by an individual, non-faculty staff member in the physical plant, on the custodian staff, on the grounds keeping crew or in the dining services area. Award winners typically perform at a high level and exhibit a positive attitude that benefits all constituents of the university.

Outstanding Staff Service Award

Outstanding Staff Service Award for academic and administrative support staff. Honors exceptional performance by an individual, non-faculty staff member in administrative or academic departments. Award winners typically perform at a high level and exhibit a positive attitude that benefits all constituents of the university.

The John J. Kispert Leadership Award

The John J. Kispert Leadership Award recognizes members of the Francis Marion University staff who are not in formal, higher-level leadership positions, but who exhibit the drive, determination, and initiative associated with this vital, organizational skill. Those recognized will be the men and women who take it upon themselves to embrace the mission of their departments and to inspire their colleagues to a higher standard.

The Marvin Lynch Humanitarian Award

The Marvin Lynch Humanitarian Award recognizes a member of the Francis Marion University staff who exhibits an unusual commitment to, and care for, his fellow man, both at work and elsewhere. Award winners will typically be involved in one or more charitable or humanitarian activities, and will have demonstrated an on-going desire to help others and make the world a better place.

2019 Staff Awards

2019 Staff Award Winners

Ann Williams received the John J. Kispert Leadership Award, and Karl McAlister was the recipient of the Marvin Lynch Humanitarian Award. John Petrush and George Gainey were named winners of the University’s two Outstanding Staff Service awards.

Read more about the 2019 FMU Staff Award Winners Here.

The John J. Kispert Leadership Award

2014 – Rannie D. Gamble

2015 – Howard V. Brown

2016 ­– H. Teresa McDuffie

2017 – T. Lang Beatty

2018 – Jerry Clapper

2019 – Ann Williams

The Marvin Lynch Humanitarian Award

2014 – Angela H. Bessenger

2015 ­– Donald L. Jackson

2016 – Julian M. Young

2017 – Katherine Barnette

2018 – Daniel Carmichael

2019 – Karl McAllister

Staff Service Awards

1999 – Joseph W. Sallenger
2000 – Flora S. James
2000 – Rannie D. Gamble
2001 – Lewis Allen Eaddy
2001 – Rebecca M. Culbertson
2002 – Wayne V. Platt
2002 – Travis W. Ragsdale
2003 – James McLeod
2003 – Diane J. Scarborough
2004 – Sammie Chandler
2004 – Yvonne G. Davis
2005 – Carlton Sellers
2005 – Carolyn J. Austin
2006 – Otis Nichols
2006 – Virginia B. Ridgil
2007 – Dorothy E. King
2007 – Kathy C. Johnson
2008 – David B. Richardson
2008 – Kimberly G. Davis
2009 – John T. Pickett
2009 – Angela C. Cantey

2010 – Rusty O. Braveboy
2010 – Benita Y. Woodbury
2011 – Benjamin A. Strickland
2011 – Sheron G. Jacobs
2012 – Violet L. Lloyd
2012 – J. Lynn Timmons
2013 – N. Ray Taylor
2013 – Beverly G. Owens
2014 – Verneeda S. Jones
2014 – Sherry A. Owens
2015 – Janet S. McLeod
2015 – Anthony W. Lester
2016 – Jennifer Cason
2016 – Carolyn Mumford
2017 – Linda Sullen
2017 – Sharolyn B. Robinson
2018 – Shala Boston
2018 – Coretta Morris
2019 – George Gainey
2019 – John Petrush