Friday, January 31, 2014
Call for Nominations 2014 Sharon Wilhelm Excellence Award
This award is established in honor of Sharon Wilhelm, who served the University in various support and administrative roles for forty-five years. Ms. Wilhelm
began her career in 1962 when the University was still an extension of
Michigan State University and its enrollment was less than 1,000
students. When she died suddenly in October of 2007, enrollment was
over 18,000 students. Throughout the years, Mrs. Wilhelm's devotion to outstanding service seemed to grow proportionately with the University's enrollment.
is remembered and celebrated for her extraordinary work ethic and
supportive can-do attitude, which assisted faculty, staff, and
administrators in serving their most important constituency: University
students. The award will recognize eligible employees who provide
high-level administrative support and mirror Mrs. Wilhelm's exemplary work standards.
Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
has provided a stipend that accompanies this award. All members of the
Oakland University community are invited to submit nominations for this
The Sharon Wilhelm Excellence Award Selection Criteria
To reward a full or part-time Oakland University clerical employee who:
(i) Consistently demonstrates exemplary service to the University community;
(ii) Builds positive working relationships with supervisors, peers and students;
(iii) Serves the needs of the University with a positive attitude and work ethic;
dedication by going above and beyond that required by participating in
non-job-related activities within the University;
sustained, proven and demonstrated methods of improving the efficiency
of the work place; exceptional performance in a project or task, which
results in a savings of money/time, or increases revenues, productivity
All OUPSA and Excluded Clerical staff with at least five (5) years of service.
All nominations must be submitted to Gail Ryckman, University Human Resources, 428 Wilson Hall, by February 14, 2014.
***Complete the nomination form here and submit it to Gail Ryckman. ***