Local Recognition Programs
The award recognizes staff members in the School of Engineering whose performance is consistently outstanding or whose contributions have significantly improved the School of Engineering or Rice as a whole. Frequency: annually. The announcement of the award is made at the School of Natural Sciences/Engineering Ice Cream Social.
The award is presented yearly to two people in recognition of exceptional leadership and devoted service in the department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology. Frequency: once a year.
The Ruth Parks Award for Distinguished Service is conferred on one NSCI staff member each year in recognition of long-standing and distinguished service to the School, departments and programs.
This award was first conferred on Ruth Parks in 1999 to recognize the breadth and depth of her more than 35 years of extraordinary service to the School and the deans. Ruth witnessed the conferral on two staff members in subsequent years prior to her retirement in 2001. An endowment was established in Ruth’s memory to ensure continuation of this recognition and award each year on an NSCI staff member.
Frequency: once a year.
Named after Rice's first president, Edgar Odell Lovett, these awards are presented to each member of the Human Resources department by their supervisor in acknowledgement of a particular achievement and/or area in which they excelled the previous fiscal year. Frequency: annually, at the close of the fiscal year.
The Shapiro Library Staff Innovation Award is an annual award that shall be presented to a library staff member or project group/committee who has "developed an innovative program to provide library services at Rice University or who has shown exemplary service to the University community." For more information, or to submit a nomination, please visit this link.
Rice is committed to enabling a culture of appreciation, high-performance, and excellence. We realize this by recognizing the efforts and achievements of our world class staff in support of Rice’s mission and values. Visit the Rewards and Recognition page to learn about and view recipients of the following awards:
- Elizabeth Gillis Award for Exemplary Service
- Service Recognition Program
- Board of Trustee Recognition
Recipients are selected in recognition of individuals who have significantly enhanced the lives of graduate students at Rice University in some way. This award is a token of appreciation to honor people within and beyond the Rice community who may not otherwise be recognized for their service to graduate students. Candidates for the award may or may not be members of the Rice community, but they should not be eligible for the other four awards. The award shall consist of a plaque. To view award recipients for this and other GSA awards, please click here.
Recipients are selected in recognition of efforts beyond the call of duty to improve the quality of life for graduate students at Rice. The award consists of a plaque. Up to two awards may be conferred each year. To view recipients of this and other GSA awards, please click here.
Originally awarded in 1996 as the Outstanding Rice Woman Award, the IMPACT award is given to a member of the Rice community who has exhibited outstanding service in support of women's rights and/or gender equality.
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