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Staff Council Awards

The awards recognize and honor five distinguishing university staff members for their valued commitment and dedication to enriching the university and community over the past academic year. 

  • Any regular full-time staff member is eligible for nomination. 
  • Self-nominations are accepted with proper documentation as described in the nomination forms. 
  • A certificate will be presented by President Trauth and the chair of Staff Council to each award recipient at the September Staff Council meeting.
  • The recipient's name will be added to the awards plaque.

Deadine for 2017: April 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Award Descriptions and Nomination Forms

Angelika Lester Wahl - Staff Diversity Enrichment Award

Ms. Wahl, a long-time staff employee at Texas State, has a strong commitment to diversity. She was one of the founding members of the Texas State Alliance faculty and staff organization, a national board member of the Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conferences, and the first recipient of the Staff Council Diversity Enrichment Award. This award was named in her honor.

This annual award provides $200 to a staff member whose life, work ethic, and community service have demonstrated their efforts and dedication to enriching and embracing diversity.  Diversity as stated in FSS/PPS No. 04.12 is a process to include all individuals regardless of differences that set individuals apart.  These differences include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or class.  The practice and implementation of these ideals is the basis of this award.  One award will be made each year to a university staff member who is employed full-time and exemplifies these ideals.


Earl L. Moseley, Jr. - Staff Community Service Award

Mr. Moseley, a former Texas State staff member, was well known at Texas State and in San Marcos for his untiring community service activities. He was the first recipient of the Staff Council Community Service Award. This award was named in his honor

This annual award provides $200 to a staff member who has undertaken significant community service in San Marcos, Hays County, or nearby communities over the previous academic year.  One award will be given each year to a full-time staff member who exemplifies outstanding community involvement.


Deborah and James Mathews - Excellence in Collaboration/Outreach Award

Mrs. and Mr. Mathews worked with many Texas State and San Marcos organizations, especially faith-based, to do good work for our community. As the first recipients, this award was named in their honor.

This annual award provides $200 to a staff member whose work over the previous academic year exemplifies an ability to collaborate with others in order to achieve overall excellence in service to Texas State University.  Evidence of collaborative projects and service will be the basis for this award.  One recipient will be selected each year from full-time staff members who exemplify these qualities. 


Rodrigo Rodriguez - Outstanding Custodian Award

Mr. Rodriguez was the first recipient of the Staff Council Outstanding Custodian Award and is held in esteem across campus for his stellar work ethic and outcome excellence. This award was named in his honor.

This award provides $200 annually to a custodial staff member whose actions, deeds and work ethic over the previous year exemplifies overall excellence in service to Texas State University.  Superior work ethics and commitment to job performance will be the basis for this award.  One recipient will be selected each year from full time custodial staff members who exemplify these qualities. 


Staff Council Employee Excellence Award

This award was developed to honor a staff member whose actions, deeds and work ethic over the previous year exemplifies overall excellence in service to Texas State University.

This annual award provides $300 to a staff member whose actions, deeds and work ethic over the previous year exemplifies overall excellence in service to Texas State University.  Superior work ethics and commitment to job performance will be the basis for this award.  One recipient will be selected each year from full-time staff members who exemplify these qualities.


If you have questions regarding the Staff Council Awards, contact Lisa Garza.

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