Going the Extra Mile

Clerical, Service and Administrative Professional Support Staff Recognition

The “Going the Extra Mile with A Smile” award is designed to reward clerical, service and administrative professional support staff within the Academic Affairs area who have exhibited exemplary customer service and/or gone beyond the expected to provide noteworthy service to the University.

Recognition will be awarded twice per year in December and May.

The Clerical / Administrative Staff Committee is seeking qualified nominations. The committee looks for details regarding a nominee’s customer service skills and helpfulness; attitude; problem solving ability; work ethic and diligence; and that “extra” quality of going beyond the job duties. If you have witnessed a coworker whom you feel meets the criteria for this award, please take a few minutes to complete the nomination form.

Committee Members include:
Janice Novosel, International Programs Office (Chair)   Kathy Hejmej, College of LASS
Susan Van Til, History and Political Science Julie Osborn, International Programs Office
Susan Delatorre, Chemistry and Physics Heather Cook, College of Nursing


  • Any regular clerical, service or administrative professional support staff (benefits-eligible employee) within Academic Affairs may be nominated. *
  • There will be a total of 4 winners per year – 2 in December and 2 in May. Deadlines for submitting nominations are Nov. 15 & April 21.
  • There are two methods of nomination:Any employee of Purdue University Calumet may nominate an Academic Affairs clerical, service or administrative professional support staff member.
    Self-nomination. The committee recognizes that there may be times when an individual performs an outstanding service that is not observed by others. Self-nominations must be submitted on this form and signed by the immediate supervisor.
  • The committee will review nominations and make selections.
  • A non-winning entry may only be resubmitted once for consideration.
  • Each person selected will be notified by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Winners will have their choice of merchandise from an awards catalog or a Calumet Campus Shop gift card valued at $50.00.

* Excludes director or dept head level administrators or above, faculty members, and student workers.