Staff Achievement Awards

In 1989, the University initiated an awards and recognition program to appreciate staff members who have brought recognition to UA Little Rock through personal achievement, service to the University, and/or service to the community.

A $3,000 award that will be distributed via payroll is given to the top employee in each category. The recipients are chosen by an objective screening committee. Eligible employees are full-time, benefit-eligible employees holding no academic rank.

The 2024 Staff Achievement Awards will be held on April 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Leadership Lounge on the 2nd floor of the Donaghey Student Center. This year’s Staff Senate Achievement Awards will be a drop-in ceremony honoring staff years of service, staff graduates, and recent staff retirees. The program will be posted here by the 10th of April. Please contact Laterika Tooks at if you have any questions about the program.


Nominations for the Staff Achievement Awards and applications for the Staff Senate Scholarships are open from February 8 to March 14.

Please fill out the following form to nominate a staff member for a Staff Achievement Award.


The three categories for Staff Achievement Awards are:

Personal Growth
Recognition will go to an individual whose scholarship, research, or creative talent has been particularly outstanding.

Ben Fry Service to UA Little Rock
Recognition will go to an individual who is distinctive in service through committees, special events, implementation of creative ideas, or support and encouragement of others.

Community Service
Recognition will go to an individual who has been particularly successful in organizing community events or had major achievements in civic, service, or specialty organizations/events.

Please take the time from your busy schedule to nominate a co-worker who is deserving of this recognition. We strongly recommend submitting a thorough recommendation letter(s) since nominees will not be supporting their own nominations.