DASA Award Nominations Now Being Accepted

Each year the Division of Academic and Student Affairs strives to recognize those employees who exhibit exceptional qualities in their daily work. These employees are then recognized at the End-of-Year Program in April. This year there are two categories of awards, Pride of the Wolfpack and Awards for Excellence.

Pride of the Wolfpack

The Pride of the WolfPack Award is a “spot award” designed to recognize individual employees for a special or unique contribution to their college or unit or to the campus community. Through the generous sponsorship of the NC State Bookstores, recipients of the Pride of the Wolfpack Award will receive a framed certificate and lapel pin at the DASA End-of-Year Program.

Eligibility Criteria

Employees in the following categories may be nominated for the Pride of the Wolfpack Award:

  • Permanent, full-time SPA employees (no temps, no students)
  • Permanent EPA employees excluding EPA faculty, senior academic and administrative officers, directors, managers and above, retirees

Examples of ineligible employees include, but are not limited to, graduate assistants, house officers, postdoctoral scholars, and student workers. Groups or teams are also ineligible for the Pride of the WolfPack Award. In order for each member of a group or team to receive an award, each member must be nominated individually.

Award Criteria

DASA criteria for the Pride of the Wolfpack Award is to acknowledge the special achievements, notable accomplishments, meritorious behavior, or exemplary performance of employees. This may include, but is not limited to, employee or workplace safety initiatives, exceptional leadership or customer service, and fiscal responsibility. A supervisor or fellow employee may make a nomination.

DASA awards will be divided according to the number of eligible employees by units. DASA nominations will NOT use the online campus submission. Nominations will go Vickie Youngblood who will then forward them to the unit Vice Provost to make the final selection. Each unit should make this award and its criteria known to its employees. Each unit will accept all nominations before March 4th, 2016. The unit will then send their chosen recipients of the Pride of the Wolfpack, no later than March 11th, 2016, to Vickie Youngblood for submission to HR to process and order the certificates and pins.

Award for Excellence

The Award for Excellence is the highest honor for a non-faculty employee at NC State University. In addition to receiving an extra eight hours of paid leave, a $250 check from DASA, and honored at the End-of-Year Program, recipients and their guest will be honored at the NC State University Award for Excellence Ceremony on July 16th. At that time, five individuals will receive the NC State award which will give the recipient another eight hours of paid leave, a check from the University for $250, a plaque, and their nomination will move forward to the Governor’s Award for Excellence.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible an active employee must be a .75 or more, non-faculty, excluding executive administrative with JCATs in the 100-200 range. Temporary employees are not eligible (which includes student workers, interns, graduate assistants, house officers, postdoctoral scholars, groups or teams.) The employee cannot have any pending or active disciplinary action in the preceding 18 months.