Since 2018, the Outstanding Staff Award annually honors two individuals for their achievements, service, leadership, and dedication to Southern Oregon University. Recipients are honored in-person at the annual End of Year Celebration Breakfast. Each recipient receives a $750 honorarium and glass trophy. Awardee names are also engraved on a perpetual plaque displayed in Churchill Hall.
|Recipients & Nominees|
Criteria and Nomination
All current staff with a minimum of three years of continuous service at Southern Oregon University in a regular non-faculty position may be nominated. Previous recipients of the Oustanding Staff Award are ineligible for nomination.
Award recipients will be selected on the merit and strength of the following contributions:
- Goes above and beyond to build relationships and assists colleagues and customers enthusiastically
- Dedication and loyalty to work
- Exhibits expertise in job performance
- Demonstrates creativity, resourcefulness, and initiative
- Displays consistent demonstration of one or more of the University’s values:
- Well-being and success of all learners
- Critical thinking, discovery, and engaged learning
- Equity, diversity, and inclusion
- Creativity and collaboration
- Excellence, continuous improvement, and accountability
- A healthy, safe, and civil campus
- Economic vitality and environmental sustainability
- Improving our community, region, and world
To nominate a staff employee, complete the 2020 Outstanding Staff Award Nomination Form (Due by March 20, 2020, 5:00 pm) and submit to email@example.com or hand deliver to Human Resource Services (Churchill Hall, Room 159) for the current year's nomination period.
Roxane Beigel-Coryell - Sustainability and Recycling Manager, FMP
Roxane has been instrumental in putting SOU on the sustainability map with her role as Sustainability & Recycling Manager. Her hard work over the past nearly ten years has resulted in numerous awards and recognitions for SOU, including Bee Campus USA, Tree Campus USA, Bicycle Friendly University and the AASHE Sustainability Award. Roxane’s passion for sustainability inspires others. Thanks to Roxane, some students have found their purpose. One graduating senior wrote: “The reason I have stayed at SOU is because of Roxane. Her commitment to sustainability, developing student leadership and serving as a mentor has changed my experience at SOU.” Another senior believes Roxane to be “...a real-life superhero.” Roxane has helped move SOU’s Strategic Plan forward as she pushes SOU to be more environmentally sustainable and engages the campus community to build an ecologically resilient bioregion. Please join us in honoring Roxane Beigel-Coryell!
Bruce Beeler - Painter, FMP
In his 18 years with FMP, Bruce consistently develops strong partnerships with students and housing staff. He’s knowledgeable, easy-going and never wavers in placing the needs of students first. During his many years working in residence halls, Bruce consistently attended training for Resident Assistants, Area Coordinators and student staff, leading them through understanding facilities-related needs for the halls. He brings the same ethic of engagement to his current work in Student Apartments and Family Housing. Bruce has a tremendous amount of knowledge and serves as a mentor to student workers. While not a traditional classroom setting, Bruce leads students by example, imparting a strong work ethic, compassion, and sternness when needed. As one of his nominators stated, “Working on Bruce’s crew is a four-credit course that never appears on a transcript.” Please join us in honoring Bruce Beeler!