Recognition Events - Presidential Public Service Achievement Award Recipient
Since 1982, in recognition of the mission of public service at the University of Maine, the President has annually presented the Presidential Public Service Achievement Award to an individual University of Maine faculty or professional staff member in a teaching, research, and/or public service unit who has demonstrated distinguished achievement in public service.
Public Service is the application of the special knowledge and skills associated with one’s professional life at the University of Maine to enhance the public good, whether through public education, direct assistance in specific situations, or long-term commitment towards achieving particular public service goals. Hence, the definition excludes some forms of “community service,” such as serving as a scout leader or participating in other service activities that do not necessarily require one’s professional expertise or specialized knowledge of the University. However, this definition is meant to include service that advances the effectiveness of or contributes to the mission of the University even if it doesn’t require the discipline-specific expertise of the nominee.
For more information, please visit: http://umaine.edu/provost/awards-recognitions/
- Name, title of nominee, and date of submission. (Must be a full-time, regular faculty member of UMaine.)
- Statement of Justification: A statement should be prepared justifying why the President of the University of Maine should give special recognition to this individual for distinguished public service achievement. The purpose of this statement is to convince the Presidential Public Service Award Committee that the candidate has accomplished results, which are highly significant and clearly warrant recognition.
- You may use your letter of nomination for this statement, if you feel that it is sufficient for this purpose.
- Description of the Nominee’s Accomplishments
Description of the accomplishment(s) should address the following:
1. What did the nominee do?
2. Who benefited from the service? Was the impact of the contribution(s) local, regional, national, or international in scope?
3. How were the contribution(s) made? Did the effort involved in the intervention(s) require exceptional creativity; development of new methods or techniques; overcoming major obstacles; performance above and beyond regular job responsibilities?
4. What was the impact of the accomplishment(s)?
NOTE: In describing the accomplishment(s) please avoid in-house terminology and technical jargon. Be specific and, if possible, provide qualitative/quantitative information that might help evaluate the significance and the scope of the contribution(s). Although there are no length limitations to this section of the dossier, submission of a short abstract summarizing the accomplishments of the nominee is encouraged if this section is more than several pages in length.
- Curriculum Vitae
- At least three (3) letters of reference attesting to the quality and significance of the nominee’s intervention(s).
Kathleen N. March
Paul A. Mayewski
Todd M. Gabe
Sandra L. Caron
Walter G. McIntire
George Jacobson, Jr.
Dana N. Humphrey
Sheila J. Pechinski
Alfred A. Bushway
James H. Breece
Ray B. Owen
Edward ‘Sandy’ Ives
Lucille A. Zeph
William H. Whitaker
David F. Wihry
Robert C. Bayer
James A. Wilson
Vaughn H. Holyoke
Barbara A. Barton
Richard J. Campana
Patricia M. Pierson
Richard C. Hill