Employee Awards

The Professional Employees Advisory Council (“PEAC”) seeks to raise the awareness of the campus community about the contributions that professional employees (both represented and non-represented) make to the quality, diversity, and overall mission of the University of Maine. One award will be given to a professional employee whose actions and achievements beyond normal work responsibilities have provided outstanding service to their field, the University of Maine, and the community as a whole.  In recognition of the employee’s accomplishments and contributions, a cash stipend of $1,000 is presented to the recipient.

A professional employee must be nominated by another University of Maine employee.  In order to be eligible for consideration, each nominee must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • the nominee is a current professional employee;
  • the nominee has served the University of Maine a minimum of 3 continuous years; and
  • the nominee is not a past recipient of the award.

Selection of award recipients will be based upon the nomination submissions that best reflect the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrating a dedication to serving others
  2. Maintaining the highest level of professional services and standards within their disciplines or areas of responsibility
  3. Helping to create a better campus environment for students, faculty, and staff
  4. Have demonstrated public service through significant contributions to:
    • their field (e.g., professional associations, committees, and boards)
    • the University of Maine (e.g., university committees and councils), and
    • their community (e.g., schools, nonprofit organizations, and government)

The professional employee will be selected by the Professional Employees Advisory Council.

Click here to download the nomination form