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.

2021 Staff Awards Celebration Week

The 2021 Staff Awards Ceremony will be held Monday, April 5 – Friday, April 9. Please join us as we recognize our employees for their service and contributions.

Join the Celebration!
  • Visit a Sodexo eatery on campus to share some love with your favorite staff member. Find the Trojan logo cutouts at Starbucks, WOW Cafe & more, then write a message and hang it in the space for others to see. 
  • Join the conversation on our Facebook page – UA Little Rock Staff Senate. #WeHeartOurStaff
  • Each day, we’re announcing a new award winner & celebrating our spotlight offices.
  • We’re celebrating several offices that have gone above & beyond this past year. Help us celebrate them with the praise form. We’ll be sharing these stories on our Facebook page all week. 

Staff Senate Awards Recognition

Join us for the in-person, drop-in event to celebrate Staff Senate award winners on Friday, April 30! From 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., you can drop by Ledbetter AB to receive your award, certificate and snap a photo with our UA Little Rock photographer, Ben Krain.

Look for our emails through the week for more information along the way. Questions? Email Jenn McDannold,


Nominations for the Staff Achievement Awards and applications for the Staff Senate Scholarships are open from Feb. 19 to March 9.

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

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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.