Nominations for INSPIRE award due April 15

The 2010 INSPIRE Award Committee invites you to nominate a UIC employee (faculty, staff, lecturer, TA, RA, student worker) for the INSPIRE Award. The INSPIRE award is a component of the WOW Award program and was first presented in the spring of 2007. It recognizes long-term, consistent, and outstanding professional service to the UIC community.

Anyone who is employed by UIC is eligible to receive an INSPIRE award. Employees from the Rockford and Peoria campuses and the Library of the Health Sciences – Urbana are also eligible for consideration.

To submit a nomination, a minimum of two letters of support are needed:
– one from the nominee’s supervisor
– one from a co-worker or student.

The nominator may write a letter of support if they are the nominee’s supervisor, co-worker, or student. In the letter, please provide specific examples of a nominee’s commitment to UIC’s Core Values and a sense of the range of people they inspire.

UIC’s core values:
Integrity – Respecting the dignity and worth of everyone by maintaining the highest degree of ethical and moral conduct.

Nurture – Supporting an environment that fosters individual and community growth.

Service – Responding courteously to the needs of the people we serve and striving to exceed their expectations.

Pride – Taking pride in ourselves and in the work we do.

Intellect – Supporting the pursuit of lifelong learning.

Respect – Treating every individual with respect as we would like to be treated ourselves. We are committed to diversity.

Excellence – Striving for excellence in all that we do.

All nominations should be submitted by April 15, 2010 either by email to rdoherty@ (preferred method) or by campus mail to:

Richard Doherty, INSPIRE Co-Chairperson
1007 W. Harrison St. (MC 132)
Room 1168, Behavioral Sciences Building
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 413-2122

All awardees get a surprise announcement of their award in June and will be recognized at the annual Awards Ceremony in November of this year.

This award is sponsored through the UIC Office of the Chancellor and the
University of Illinois Alumni Association Alumni Relations Council. For more information see the WOW Web site.

Thank you,
2010 Inspire Award Committee