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Distinguished Staff Award

Nominations are now being sought for one of the most prestigious commendations bestowed upon employees at Michigan State University—the Jack Breslin Distinguished Staff Award. This award is presented annually to six university support staff members selected by the Distinguished Staff Awards Selection Committee from all nominations received.

The award is named in honor of Jack Breslin, who served Michigan State University as a student leader, honored athlete, top administrator and steadfast advocate. Jack was the personification of the “Spartan Spirit.” His strong and innovative leadership played a pivotal role in MSU’s growth and development as the nation’s premier land grant institution.

You now have the opportunity to nominate someone at MSU who exemplifies the qualities displayed by Jack Breslin, and whose attainment of excellence deserves this special recognition. Criteria for selection of recipients include overall excellence in job performance, supportive attitude and contributions to the unit or university that lead to improved efficiency or effectiveness, and valuable service to the university.

Since 1978, 241 recipients have been honored. The 2018 recipients will receive a $2,500 award and be recognized with a citation at a special reception in their honor.

Nomination forms and attachments for the 2017-18 awards are due on October 25, 2017. Contact Human Resources at 517-353-4434 with questions.

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