"Making Things Better"
It’s our priority here at Clayton State to make dreams real for our students. But that goal cannot happen without the support of our faculty, staff, and even our students.
To that end, we believe it is important to recognize the great work of individuals who make a difference each day on campus and in the community.
The Presidential “Making Things Better” Award is the President’s way of saying thank you—we know that success should be rewarded and inspire others to do greater.
Nominations of individuals or groups of people among Clayton State faculty, staff and students are accepted in the fall semester. Winners are announced at an annual ceremony. Six $500 awards are given annually, generously funded by the Clayton State University Foundation.
Who’s eligible to make a nomination?
Any member of the Clayton State community may make a nomination.
Who’s eligible to be nominated?
An eligible nominee can be an individual faculty and staff*, departments, and student organizations.
Any nominee (whether an individual or a group) is eligible for only one $500 award per annual award cycle. Nominees may be made in multiple years; however, winners of the President’s “Making Things Better” Awards are excluded from the award for the next two award cycles.
*Members of the President’s Cabinet are not eligible for nomination.
Winners selected will be comprised of the following:
- Two faculty
- Two staff
- Two departments or organizations
What’s being recognized?
The goal is to recognize great work performed at Clayton State University that goes above and beyond to make things better, reinforcing our belief in the institution as a supportive community.
Be it a single instance or event, or work over several years, or even an entire career – these individuals are recognized for their achievements and efforts that make a difference in the lives of people at Clayton State, and/or the communities we serve.
What’s “great work”?
Great work – be it a single instance or event, or work over several years, or even an entire career – embodies achievement or achievements by which the nominee helped others through actions described and documented in the nomination, and which made a difference in the lives of people at Clayton State, and/or the communities we serve.
How do I make a nomination?
Nominations may be made online and are limited to the length allowed in the online form. The nomination should indicate the reasons why the nominee(s) is/are worthy of this recognition, and provide evidence to support those reasons.
What’s the deadline for nominations?
Nominations may be made this year until the deadline of September 29, 2017.
Who reviews the nominations?
A review committee is appointed by the President, based on recommendations made by the President’s Extended Cabinet.
When are award recipients announced?
Award recipients will be announced at a ceremony to be held on campus on October 24, 2017 at 1-2 p.m. in the Student Activities Center Ballroom.
How may the awards be used?
The awards may be used by recipients as they choose, without restriction. Each winning nominee will also receive a commemorative item that embodies what the “Making Things Better” Awards recognize.