- Nominations will be sought from the Black Hills State University community.
- Nomination forms may be submitted by faculty, students, co-workers, or supervisors for any non-student employee.
- A committee composed of faculty, career service and exempt staff of BHSU will forward recommendations to the President. Award recipients will be announced at the spring reception.
Nomination forms are award specific and can be found in the award sections below. If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resource Office at 642-6549.
Community Service Award
The individual receiving this award will be honored for service provided to the Spearfish community, the region around Spearfish, the State of South Dakota or the Nation and spotlights the positive impact that BHSU employees have in the community. The nominee should demonstrate significant contribution of time or talent and may also involve facilitating change, leadership, taking risks and involving others. All BHSU employees are eligible.
Community Service Award Nomination form (doc)
Economic Enhancement or Savings Award
The recipient of this award may be a person or area that initiated and successfully established new methods, practices, or plans which have enhanced revenues and/or saved BHSU money, time or staff. All BHSU employees/areas are eligible.
Economic Enhancement or Savings Award Nomination form (doc)
University Service Award
Conferred on an employee of Black Hills State University who displays outstanding dedication and commitment to the responsibilities of their position through service to the public and support of fellow employees. A nominee must have demonstrated performance qualities which serve as an example to other. All BHSU employees are eligible.
University Service Award Nomination form
Student Service Award
This award will be conferred upon an individual who best fulfills or promotes BHSU's mission as an innovative, high-quality university through his or her services that assist students through: mentoring, service to student organizations, clarification of BHSU information/policies, advisement, etc.
Nominees should be those employees who have direct contact with students on a regular basis. These persons consistently extend themselves beyond the bounds of their normal job routine to deliver assistance to students. They are problem solvers in the provision of all services while maintaining their professionalism while following the accepted practices and procedures established by BHSU. These individuals should have the respect of co-workers and students for their responsiveness in providing service. All BHSU employees are eligible.
Student Service Award Nomination form (doc)
University Area Award
The recipient of this award is an area of the university that has displayed outstanding dedication and commitment to the responsibilities of that area. Creativity in the effective use of resources, management of a significant project or projects or assignments within rigid constraints may be considered for this award. Continued performance at a consistent high level may also be considered. Area examples: a division, college, department, etc. or any smaller area such as the custodial staff in Jonas Hall. All BHSU employees/areas are eligible.
University Area Award Nomination form (doc)