John G. Whitcomb Distinguished Staff Award


Annually, three staff persons in the Department of Physics are awarded the John G. Whitcomb Distinguished Staff Award.  This award was established to recognize exceptional accomplishments, leadership, and service to the Department of Physics and its missions of research, teaching, and service.  Initially we gave out three awards for three separate categories, but with the reduction in numbers in our shops and moving the IT folks under ASC, we will still give three awards, but not necessarily by category of staff.  Additionally, we will also include our lecturers and those who work for the centers housed in the PRB as eligible for nomination for these awards. Please do not submit nominations for faculty or graduate students.  There are separate awards for these groups. Also, an individual cannot win more than once in a five year period.  Please look at the list of former awardees before making your nomination. 

 Award winners receive a cash bonus and a very nice trophy which will be presented at the Annual Department Picnic in April.

Any faculty member, student or staff member may make a nomination.  All regular staff with at least one year of service to the Department are eligible.  Nominations are due no later than February 7, 2020.

 Indicate in your nomination how the nominee exemplifies the following:

  1. providing excellence in service to faculty, staff and students in the Department of Physics
  2. developing creative solutions to problems that result in significantly more effective and efficient department operations; and
  3. promoting the mission and vision of the Department of Physics in unique and creative methods that enhance the working environment of the members of the Department of Physics.

You may be contacted by a member of the Physics Staff Advisory Committee for more information following your nomination.