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Northwestern Information Technology Employee Excellence Award

The Northwestern Information Technology (IT) Employee Excellence Award annually recognizes an individual staff member within our organization who has made remarkable contributions during the past calendar year and consistently demonstrated a superior level of performance. 

Submit a Nomination

To nominate a colleague, please complete the online nomination form by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. Before submitting, please read the information below regarding award eligibility and guidance on preparing a convincing nomination.

Award Eligibility

All full-time employees who have completed one year of continuous employment within IT, excluding associate directors and above, are eligible for this award.

This award is reserved for employees whose dedication and impact are felt throughout our organization. Going above and beyond others and often stretching beyond regular duties, the winner of this award will likely demonstrate:

Writing a Convincing Nomination

On the nomination form, you are asked to provide detailed information in support of your nominee. Please remember that committee members reviewing these nominations may not be as familiar with the work of your nominee as you are. Thus, specifics are critical, as they help the committee assess your nominee in comparison to others. In describing performance and accomplishments, please:

By following these suggestions, you will strengthen the case for your nominee and help the committee choose the best nominees.

Process and Structure

Award Recognition

The winner of the award receives:

Runner-ups receive:
  • Recognition at the Extended Staff Meeting
  • Lunch with Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Sean Reynolds, the award winner, and the award winner's nominator and director


Last Updated: 21 October 2022

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