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Staff Recognition Program


  • To promote enhanced staff connection to campus community
  • To showcase staff accomplishments
  • To aid in overall retention of employees
  • To offer a program consistent with the culture of today's employers including peer institutions


In addition to the specific characteristics outlined in each award, nominees must maintain a high-level job performance and exhibit quality characteristics such as: integrity, Fisher spirit, genuineness, professional/personal ethics, self-discipline, and self-initiative.

To nominate an employee for an award, simply click on the name of the award and fill in the online form.

The awards are as follows:

Freshman Award

  • Employed with Fisher for 3 years or fewer
  • "Hit the ground running" - made a positive and immediate impact on the Fisher community
  • Shows imagination, creativity, and innovation
  • Easily adapted to Fisher culture

Cardinal Award

  • Fosters positive attitude
  • Bridges lines across departments
  • Demonstrates initiative
  • Exemplifies the Fisher Spirit

Good Samaritan Award

  • Gives of their own time to make a difference in the lives of others
  • Provides outreach to the Fisher and/or greater community
  • Serves as a role model for others
  • Actively participates on campus/community committees and events

Lifelong Learner Award

  • Continually seeks further education/professional development to enhance his/her growth
  • Proactively shares knowledge gained with campus community
  • Pursues networking opportunities (i.e. committee/board work)
  • Consistently maintains high-level job performance

*Basilian Award - Special Award*

The Basilian award can be awarded to an outstanding nominee who encompasses all of the characteristics mentioned in each award category and stands out to the committee and the Basilian fathers.

Just for Students

Students' Choice Award

*Students - consider nominating a Fisher employee who works outside of the classroom to make a difference for you!

  • "Student first" approach - daily actions and efforts are consistently aligned with the Fisher student in mind
  • Student Advocacy - consistently looks out for the well-being of each student
  • Proactive in fostering/promoting the success of all students
  • Genuinely cares about students; reaches out to those in need

Staff Recognition Program Now Seeking Nominations for 2014


The Staff Recognition Committee is seeking nominations for the College’s annual awards, and nominations will be accepted beginning Thursday, November 14, until January 31, 2014. The goal of the program is to showcase staff accomplishments.


2013 Winners

Staff Recognition

2013 Winners (from L to R): Michael McCarthy, Lifelong Learner Award Winner; Kara Crosson, Students’ Choice Award Winner; President Bain; Madeleine Reynolds Bolz, Freshman Award Winner; Libby Pinti, Cardinal Award Winner; and Judy Martz, Good Samaritan Award Winner.

Previous Staff Recognition Winners [pdf]

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