Congratulations to the 2020 Staff Impact Award Recipients!
Developing innovative software solutions to support students and faculty. Reimagining assessment and outcomes for patients. Embracing new models of inspiring our youngest wolverines at the U-M Children’s Centers. Emphasizing flexibility to enhance an inclusive culture.
These are a few of the remarkable accomplishments of the 2020 University of Michigan Staff Impact Award recipients.
Nine individuals and six teams were presented with Staff Impact Awards in a Zoom Webinar on Tuesday, July 21.
Individual and Supervisor Recipients
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
CVC Ambulatory Clinic
UMOR, Office of Technology Transfer
Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine
Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning
Graduate Program in Immunology
Conrad Jobst Vascular Research Laboratories
Tina Picano Sroka
Industrial & Operations Engineering
Construction Services, Health System Projects
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
SAVE Training Team
Michigan Medicine Security
MedSport Return to Sport Team
Center for Interprofessional Education Staff
Directors at UM North Campus Children's Center
First Year Experience
Office of the First Year Experience
President's Staff Award of Distinction announced!
President Mark Schlissel was also in attendance to offer his gratitude and congratulations to all recipients. He also presented the President’s Staff Award of Distinction to Jacob Hayward, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, and the Return to Sport Team, MedSport. This special recognition honors those who have displayed outstanding innovation in support of the mission of the university.
Speaking about Hayward, Schlissel remarked, "For a university as large as ours, it is truly impressive for a single person to have such a far-reaching impact. Now more than ever we need adaptable, customizable, and thoughtful systems that help us do our work."
When honoring the MedSport team, Schlissel commented, "This work will continue to have an impact for years to come, and is already making a mark outside of Michigan Medicine, including in high school programs and other clinics."
Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination to highlight the remarkable work being done here at U-M. And to the nomination review committee, our deepest gratitude for reviewing and evaluating all the fantastic submissions. And finally, congratulations to all recipients. We thank you and will celebrate you soon.
The Staff Impact Awards
The awards celebrate those who champion volunteerism and service within the university — going above and beyond by taking on additional challenges. It honors staff who are wall-breakers and bridge-builders — people who find ways to collaborate across units and find solutions to make the workplace better for us all. It seeks to recognize staff, supervisors, and teams that make an impact with their work, locally and beyond. And it celebrates the innovative, as well as those who support flexibility in the workplace.
Presidential Recognition for Innovation
In 2018 the President’s Staff Innovation Award Program was added to the Staff Impact Awards. This means there is a single nomination process for staff and teams to be eligible for Staff Impact Awards and presidential recognition for innovation, now called the President’s Staff Award of Distinction. Individual and team winners of the presidential award will be selected from nominations that best exhibit meeting criterion 5: "Outside the cube” innovations in process, product, method, or systems.
For an example of a successful nomination, see this PDF document of Staff Impact and President's Staff Award of Distinction recipient Project Healthy Schools. Also, take a look at this video about a Project Healthy Schools partnership with the School of Kinesiology.