Terry’s Outstanding Staff Awards are given on a semi-annual basis in two categories:​

Achievement Award

Recognizes outstanding performance in carrying out assigned responsibilities — examples include a specific task or project completed extraordinarily well; innovations that significantly enhance the work environment, increase productivity, or result in cost savings; or sustained performance of the highest caliber over an extended period of time.

Community Building Award

Recognizes outstanding performance in building the Terry College Community — examples include exhibiting an especially cooperative, inter-departmental team spirit; empowering other staff to develop their skills and knowledge; maintaining a strong, positive attitude over a sustained period of time; or effectively participating in staff governance.

Selection Process

Recipients are selected by a committee appointed by the dean, which chooses from among nominations submitted. Full-time and part-time (1/2 time or greater and benefits eligible) staff members are eligible for these awards after completing at least two full years of service in the Terry College. The Staff Awards, begun in 2002, have awarded recipients with an engraved glass award and a check in recognition of their contributions.