University of California, Riverside

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People Helping People Award

people helping people nominees

People Helping People Award

The People Helping People Award is presented annually to a current, career UCR staff member in recognition of outstanding or exemplary volunteer service within the Inland Southern California region.

This award is intended to honor service in the community, beyond the nominee's normal job duties. This award does not recognize performance in job-related activities/functions.

In recognition of this achievement, Staff Assembly will present a donation of $250.00 to the winner's charity of choice.

Award Criteria:

The recipient of the award will have met the following criteria:

  • Be a current, career, UCR staff member.
  • Performed service/work within the Inland Southern California region.
  • Performed service/work from June of last year through May of this year.
  • Exemplify the philosophy of "People Helping People".

Members of the Staff Assembly Board, and the Staff Assembly Recognition Committee are ineligible for this award during their term of service.

Selection Process

Individuals must be nominated for the award, and individuals may nominate themselves. The Staff Assembly Recognition Committee will review applications and determine the winner.

Applications must be completed with the following information:

  • Name and current position of nominee
  • Description of the service or assistance they have provided
  • Description of how the service benefited others, or why it is important
  • References that may be contacted for verification of service
  • The name of the charity to which the donation will be made, if known. This has no bearing on the decision-making process.

How to Nominate

Nominate a candidate via our online form. The deadline is Friday, April 21, 2017


The award will be presented at the Staff Recognition Awards Ceremony; and will be acknowledged at the Spring Staff Assembly General Meeting.

For more information, contact:

Director of Involvement and Recognition
Frank Figueroa
E-mail: Frank Figueroa
Tel: (951) 827-2709

Previous Winners

2015 Christy Brown Anderson University Library
2014 Wendy Hernandez International Student Resource Center
2013 Patricia Steen Office of Research and Economic Development

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