"Making Things Better"
Great work deserves recognition. Individuals who make differences in the lives of people at Clayton State University and the community we serve are the source of our strength and pride. Success should inspire even greater success.
Accordingly, the President’s “Making Things Better” Awards recognize great work by our colleagues. Awards are made via an annual nomination and review process. Up to six $500 cash awards are given annually, generously funded by the Clayton State University Foundation.
Who’s eligible to make a nomination? Any member of the Clayton State community may make a nomination.
Who’s eligible to be nominated? An eligible nominee can be an individual, or any group of people, drawn from Clayton State faculty, staff and/or students. Any nominee (whether an individual or a group) is eligible for only one $500 award per annual award cycle. Nominees may be made in multiple years; however, winners of the President’s “Making Things Better” Awards are excluded from the award for the next two award cycles.
What’s being recognized? The goal is to recognize great work performed at Clayton State University, reinforcing our belief in the institution as a supportive community.
What’s “great work”? Great work – be it a single instance or event, or work over several years, or even an entire career – embodies achievement or achievements by which the nominee helped others through actions described and documented in the nomination, and which made a difference in the lives of people at Clayton State, and/or the communities we serve.
How do I make a nomination? Nominations may be made online and are limited to the length allowed in the online form. The nomination should indicate the reasons why the nominee(s) is/are worthy of this recognition, and provide evidence to support those reasons.
What’s the deadline for nominations? Nominations may be made this year until the deadline of September 29, 2017.
Who reviews the nominations? A review committee is appointed by the President, based on recommendations made by the President’s Extended Cabinet.
When are award recipients announced? Award recipients will be announced at a ceremony to be held on campus on October 24, 2017 at 1:00 - 2:00 pm in the Student Activities Center Ball Room.
How may the awards be used? The cash awards may be used by recipients as they choose, without restriction. Each winning nominee will also receive a commemorative item honoring the great work that the “Making Things Better” Awards recognize.