Five awards associated with five outstanding individuals - E. Roger Sayers, Minnie C. Miles, Rickey Yanaura, Sam S. May, and Vergil Parks McKinley Sr. are listed below.   Each served The University of Alabama in his or her own, unique way.  Giving their all, they demonstrated every day that serving others is not only a privilege but a calling.  The Capstone Awards continue the legacies of these fabulous five by honoring individual employees, departments, or teams for their exemplary performance, winning spirit, exceptional customer service, and enterprising ways.

 

Capstone Awards Ambassadors chosen from all areas of campus are available to assist you and make our awards programs successful.  Details and more information about each award are below.

 


                                                                  

THE E. ROGER SAYERS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

The E. Roger Sayers Distinguished Service Award was created in 1996 by members of the President's Cabinet and the National Alumni Association to recognize faculty and exempt administrative personnel who have performed in an exemplary manner to further the mission of the University. The award is named honoring Dr. E. Roger Sayers, president of The University of Alabama from 1988-1996.

GUIDELINES

  • Recognizes faculty and exempt administrative personnel.
  • The Department of Human Resources solicits nominations in the spring semester.
  • Any UA employee may submit nominations.
  • Deadline for nominations is March 11, 2013.
  • This award is presented annually at the President's Spring Campus-Wide Meeting.
  • A monetary award of $2800 accompanies this honor.

Nomination Form


 

THE MINNIE C. MILES ENDOWED EXCELLENCE AWARD

The Dr. Minnie C. Miles Endowed Excellence Award, established in 1995, honors exempt, non-faculty administrative employees who have performed in an exemplary manner, exceeding the expectations set for their position and fostering the mission of the University. The award is named honoring Dr. Minnie C. Miles, a long-term business faculty member who began her lifetime of service to The University of Alabama in 1942 and retired in 1978.

GUIDELINES

  • Recognizes exempt, non-faculty, administrative employees.
  • The Department of Human Resources solicits nominations in the spring semester.
  • Any UA employee may submit nominations.
  • Deadline for nominations is March 11, 2013.
  • This award is presented annually at the President's Spring Campus-Wide Meeting.
  • A monetary award of $1000 accompanies this honor.

Nomination Form


 

SAM S. MAY COMMITMENT TO SERVICE AWARD

The Sam S. May Commitment to Service Award, established in 2000, recognizes teams or departments demonstrating exceptional commitment, innovation, or creativity in customer service. This award honors a very special man who worked for the University as a Custodian in the Chemistry Department from 1911 to 1941.

GUIDELINES

  • Recognizes teams or departments demonstrating exceptional commitment, or creativity in customer service.
  • Any UA employee, team or department may submit nominations.
  • Nominations are accepted on an on-going basis.
  • Annual deadline for nominations is August 15th.
  • Recipients from each division and a community-wide team may be selected.
  • These awards are presented annually at the President's Fall Campus-Wide Meeting.
  • A $500 monetary award accompanies this honor.

Nomination Form


 

THE VERGIL PARKS McKINLEY, SR. EMPLOYEE AWARD

John K. McKinley and the late Helen H. McKinley established this award to recognize enterprising employees, who by action or idea, contribute to The University of Alabama's mission of teaching, research and service.  The award honors Dr. Vergil Parks McKinley, a long-time professor at the University of Alabama who began his career in 1918 and retired in 1945 as head of the Trade and Industrial Development Department in the College of Education.

GUIDELINES

  • Recognizes enterprising employees who, by action or idea, contribute to UA's mission of teaching, research, and service.
  • UA supervisors may nominate any eligible direct report.
  • Nominations are accepted on an on-going basis.
  • Nominations will be kept on file for one year from the date of submission.
  • Quarterly recipients of this award are recognized annually at the President's Spring Campus-Wide Meeting.
  • A monetary award of $1200 accompanies this honor.

Nomination Form


 

RICKEY YANAURA CRIMSON SPIRIT AWARD

The Rickey Yanaura Crimson Spirit Award, renamed in 2007 in honor of Rickey Yanaura, known as "the university photographer" for 25 years, recognizes employees who by actions, words, and deeds, make The University of Alabama an exceptional place to work and learn. Nominees for this award define "Crimson Spirit" by their very presence.

GUIDELINES

  • Recognizes employees who by actions, words, and deeds make UA an exceptional place to work and learn.
  • Any UA employee may submit nominations.
  • Nominations will be accepted on an on-going basis.
  • Nominations will be kept on file for one year from the submission date.
  • One recipient from each campus division may be selected on a quarterly basis.
  • These awards are presented quarterly.
  • A monetary award of $250 accompanies this honor.

Nomination Form


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