University Service Award

Award Description

The University Service Award, established in 2022, is a faculty-administered award designed to honor outstanding faculty members for their achievements in the area of service to Jacksonville State University. 

The award is designed to honor those who have dedicated their time and service to Jacksonville State University. Though not a community service award, like the Cleo and Carla Thomas Award, the University Service Award seeks to honor and recognize excellence in service to university operations and governance. Recipients have a distinguished level of university involvement and are exemplary university citizens who have applied their role as good stewards of place to both improve student learning and improve the quality of life for our campus community. Service includes activities at the university, college, and/or departmental levels (including libraries). The person selected for this honor will receive a framed certificate recognizing this accomplishment. 

Criteria and Eligibility

  • A full-time faculty holding the rank of Instructor or higher 

  • Evidence of service on one university committee (including Faculty Senate, councils, committees, or task forces). 

  • Evidence of a minimum of service on two departmental or college committees. 

  • Other services and activities to the university not outlined here that show dedication to the organization and governance of the university. 

  • This award is not intended to recognize any service to any organization, professional or otherwise, outside of JSU. 

Nomination Procedures

A selection committee composed of faculty will review nomination packets. Nominations by self, students, colleagues, or department heads are encouraged. Only accomplishments during the previous academic year including fall 2021, spring 2022, and summer 2022 will be considered for this award.  Nominators should inform nominees that they are being nominated and may solicit their assistance in preparing nomination materials.   

Required Nomination Documents

The nomination packet for this award will consist of the following, compiled into one single PDF file in the order indicated. Please contact Faculty Commons if you need assistance compiling documentation into a PDF file.  Letters of support from faculty, students, and colleagues are encouraged, along with supporting documentation being considered.

  1. One official Letter of Nomination by the nominator(s) advocating the basis for the nomination (relating nominee’s teaching activity to the criteria for the award)
  2. Up to three additional Letters of Support from internal or external colleagues and students to complement the Letter of Nomination—*No more than three additional Letters of Support will be considered.
  3.  Nominee’s curriculum vitae (abbreviated and concise, no more than five pages)—*Contact the nominee’s departmental Administrative Assistant to acquire a CV.
  4. Supporting documentation may include examples of university service, ...

Nomination Deadline

All nominations must be submitted electronically via the Faculty Awards nomination form, linked below, no later than 4:30 PM CST on Friday, February 10, 2023.


2023 President Killingsworth, Katelyn Walker, and Provost Shelton

Katelyn Walker

Instructor of English