College and Division Recognition Initiatives

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College Division Programs

Find out more about your college, division, or unit’s signature recognition initiatives here.

Campus Enterprises

CE Spotlight

An employee recognition program for permanent, temporary and student employees who go above and beyond. Individuals (colleagues or campus community) submit a nomination via the CE website. A nomination committee reviews the monthly nominations and selects one employee from each employee group. The employee selected for the “spotlight” each month is highlighted in the monthly CE newsletter. All monthly recipients are highlighted in a slide show and presented with a certificate during the annual spring recognition events for all CE employees.

Contact: Kristie Juda, 5-6353,

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Center for Geospatial Analytics

Center for Geospatial Analytics (CGA) Annual Awards

The CGA Awards honor members of the Center for Geospatial Analytics community whose efforts exemplify center ideals of collaboration, inclusion and excellence in research, teaching and service. Center students and faculty/staff are nominated by other center members for the awards, and winners are selected by the center’s Awards Committee. Awards are presented at an annual banquet.

Contact: Rachel Kasten, 5-2800,

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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Extension Award Program

A comprehensive list of awards that NC State Extension employees are eligible for.

Contact: Nikki Kurdys, 5-1382,

College of Sciences

Sciences SPOT Award

Allows any member of the COS community to recognize the contributions of another person or team with a printable certificate that can optionally be shared with the recipient’s department or unit. Awards do not require review by a committee or supervisor and can be printed or saved immediately.


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Division of Academic and Student Affairs

DASA Star Award

A spot recognition award that allows any DASA employee to recognize a colleague in DASA for Service, Talent, Attitude or for being an all-around Rock Star. Employees can nominate a colleague at any time during the year using an online form.

Contact: Laura DeFrietas, 3-2934, or Beth Buck, 5-4373,

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Facilities Division

Facilities Coin for Exceptional Service

Facilities Unit Directors can submit a request to the Facilities AVC to present a metal coin honoring an employee for exceptional service for the University.

Contact: Sarah Kwon, 5-8551,

Finance and Administration

Finance and Administration Scholarship

The Office of Finance and Administration offers several $600 scholarships for the academic year, to provide scholarship support for the children of full-time employees of the Office of Finance and Administration at NC State University. An application is required, which is reviewed by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. The scholarships are supported by the Endowment Fund, in recognition of academic achievement.

Contact: Missie Davis, 5-8858,

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Institute for Emerging Issues

Wolf Inspire

The Institute for Emerging Issues Wolf Inspire Employee Appreciation Program is based on the 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace by Gary Chapman. The goal is to have sustainable, consistent recognition for its employees on the individual and team levels from peers and leadership that coincides with service to the department while being committed to the mission and core values. Employees are recognized annually, monthly, every six weeks, and weekly to appreciate and recognize staff for their efforts.

Contact: Davina Thrash, 5-9255,

Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity

Chancellor’s Creating Community Awards

The Chancellor’s Creating Community Awards recognize outstanding faculty, staff, colleges, students and student organizations that have made exceptional efforts and contributions in the areas of equity, diversity and inclusion.

Contact: Nicole Robelo,

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Office of Information Technology

TOAST (Totally Outstanding Attitude, Service & Talent)

To show your appreciation and give someone a T.O.A.S.T. award, simply complete our T.O.A.S.T. Awards Form. After you submit the form, you will receive a certificate that can be printed and presented to the recipient as a way of saying “Thank you” and “Job well done.”

Contact: Karen Horne, 5-5515,

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IT Community Awards

The NC State IT Community Awards aim to recognize teams and individuals that have made a significant collaborative impact within the IT Community. Nominations for these awards, first started in 2019, are open to any member of the NC State IT Community.

Contact: Stan North Martin, 5-1348,

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Procurement Services

P&BS Team Building Initiative

Selected staff members work together to present innovative topics at the Bi-monthly P&BS staff meetings. An annual team celebration/luncheon event that recognizes employees based on different tracks, for example, Creativity, Innovation, Teamwork & Collaboration, Customer Service, and Going the Extra Mile. Selections for the annual awards will be made based on the bi-monthly presentations and on-going Peer-to-Peer recognition collected through an internal form that allows employees to recognize their peers for something specific. The form will be submitted to the employee with a copy to the supervisor.

Contact: Janet Chen,

University Human Resources

Pack Praise

University Human Resources’ Pack Praise program allows UHR employees, including temporary employees, the opportunity to recognize the outstanding work of UHR peers that align with each of the division’s eight CREATIVE core values. A team reviews the submissions and chooses which nominees shall receive recognition. Recipients are announced on the UHR internal site and during monthly staff meetings. They receive certificates of recognition.

Contact: Lori Powell, 2-9018,

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