Brown, Sherry Miller
MARCH 7, 2013
Six staff members have been named recipients of the 2013 chancellor’s service awards. The annual Chancellor’s Award for Staff for Excellence in Service to the University and Chancellor’s Award for Staff for Excellence in Service to the Community are the highest honors the University bestows on staff.
Five staffers received the 2013 Chancellor’s Award for Staff for Excellence in Service to the University: Kenyon R. Bonner, Sherry Miller Brown, Gina L. Huggins, Nick Mihailoff III and Cheryl A. Paul.
Charles N. Staresinic was the sole winner of the 2013 Chancellor’s Award for Staff for Excellence in Service to the Community.
Up to five awards for service to the University and five for service to the community are made each year. Winners each receive $2,500 and their names are added to a permanent plaque that hangs in the William Pitt Union.
An awards committee selects the winners from nominations, which may be made by any member of the University community. In addition to a committee chairperson named by the chancellor, voting members are the president of the Staff Association Council (or his/her designee); a member from the prior year’s committee; a prior year’s award recipient; a regional campus representative; an Office of Human Resources representative, and up to four at-large members chosen by the chancellor to reflect the diverse population of the University staff. In addition, the associate vice chancellor for Human Resources serves as a non-voting committee member.
Full details on the awards are posted at click here.
Brown, director of the College of General Studies’ McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success, was commended for her commitment to the University community. “The committee observed that while your position requires commitment to our non-traditional students, you consistently exceed the requirements of your job with respect to the amount of time, degree of enthusiasm, magnitude of involvement and depth of personal connection you bring to your role here at Pitt,” the chancellor wrote, citing Brown’s own path as a non-traditional student, earning her PhD over 18 years, as an inspiration to prospective and enrolled students alike.