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Finance & Administration 

Thirteenth Annual Staff Recognition Events

 Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Recognition Ceremony
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Hodgson Hall, Performing Arts Center 
Friday, May 11, 2018
Division-wide Ice Cream Social
2:30-4:00 p.m.
Tate Center Grand Hall


 A Message from Vice President Ryan Nesbit


I am truly grateful for the countless contributions the staff in Finance & Administration make to the University on a daily basis and each year I look forward to celebrating that service alongside each of you.  Your senior leadership team and I are pleased to announce that we will host the thirteenth annual staff recognition events this May.   

Last year we honored over 200 F&A staff members who had achieved five-year service milestones. This year we will continue the tradition of honoring five-year milestones and presenting four merit awards for individual service excellence. This year awards are presented in the categories of Customer Service, Unsung Hero, Tough Dawg, Newcomer and Outstanding Team. Staff members are nominated by their peers, and nomination forms are available online or through your unit's Recognition Committee Representative. All of the merit award nominations can be made by peers, but self-nominations are not allowed. However, team members may nominate the other members of a team they may have been part of. To learn more about the awards, click here.

The recognition events will begin with the presentation of awards at the ceremony on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 and will conclude with the F&A Ice Cream Social on Friday, May 11, 2018.  The Ice Cream Social has become a tradition for all of F&A, and the senior leadership team and I are looking forward to serving you ice cream.

The F&A Recognition events are planned by the members of the division-wide Recognition Committee who developed and implemented the inaugural ceremony in 2006. My thanks to each of them for creating a program that continues to improve each year.


Ryan Nesbit
Vice President for Finance & Administration

Nominations are now open. Click here!

*Important Notice:  Recognition Nomination Deadline is Friday, March 16


The Awards

Awards will be presented to employees who reached five-year service milestones as of July 1, 2017.

Five Years – Certificate
Ten Years – Commemorative F&A Silver Coin and Certificate
Fifteen Years – Commemorative F&A Gold Coin and Certificate
Twenty Years – Commemorative Cross Pen Set and Framed Certificate
Twenty-Five Years – Commemorative UGA Watch and Framed Certificate
Thirty Years – Commemorative UGA Rocking Chair and Framed Certificate