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 regular classified and non-faculty/non-classified employees holding no academic rank.

The 2023 Staff Achievement Awards will be held on April 20th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. More information about the event location will be posted at a later date. This year’s staff senate achievement awards will be a drop-in ceremony honoring staff years of service, staff graduates, and recent staff retirees.


Nominations for the Staff Achievement Awards and applications for the Staff Senate Scholarships are open from January 27th to March 15th.

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

Staff Achievement Awards Nomination Form

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    Please submit a letter of recommendation summarizing the nominee's achievements and why you think your nominee deserves the award. Please include as many examples as possible and the nominees resume or short bio if available.
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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.