Erskine B. Bowles Staff Service Award Nominations

White woman and man in red shirts looking at a wine grape vine

Backyard Road Farm & Vineyard's Deborah Price (left) tells Vance County extension agent Paul McKenzie about her current crop at her farm outside Henderson.

The Erskine B. Bowles Staff Service Award was established in 2010 by the UNC Staff Assembly to recognize employees whose accomplishments are consistent with the goals of the University and its public service mission. The ideal recipient must be a permanent staff member (SHRA or EHRA non-faculty) of any of the 17 UNC constituent institutions, the UNC System Office, or a recognized University affiliate and should:

  • Exemplify excellence in their professional interactions and customer service within their university employment;
  • Provide extraordinary service to their campus and UNC system outside their job description;
  • And provide exemplary service to their surrounding candidate.

The recipient of the award will receive a memento, a $1,000 award, a reception with the Staff Assembly and UNC leadership (circumstances permitting), and a short video about their service produced by UNC-TV.

In order to streamline the nomination process, the only required documents are a completed nomination form (including details regarding our selection criteria) and an accompanying letter. Additional support material (letters of support from supervisor(s), peers, administration or community members; news articles from campus or local news sources) are not required, but can considerably bolster the nomination.

The Erskine B. Bowles Staff Service Award nomination process will close  November 13, 2020.