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Helen A. Ward Crossley Distinguished Service Award

The Helen A. Ward Crossley Distinguished Service Award for Staff was established in 1999 as a means of recognizing Rollins staff members for their outstanding service and dedication to the College.

The award is granted annually to the individual staff member whose contributions to the College over time most consistently demonstrate one or more of the award success criteria, as determined by a selection committee. The award is named for Helen A. Ward Crossley, a staff member who worked at Rollins for 59 years — under five College presidents — and personified this recognition in service, loyalty, and spirit. Now in her 90s, Helen Crossley still attends the presentation of this award each year at the Annual Awards Celebration.

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  • All regular staff scheduled to work at least 1,000 hours per year
  • Must have completed 5 or more years of service to the College
  • Must not have been selected as the award’s recipient in the past 5 years

Success Criteria

  • High-quality service to internal and/or external customers resulting in extraordinary customer relationships
  • Exceptional performance “above and beyond” normal job expectations
  • Innovation, creativity and initiative
  • Extraordinary teamwork and contributions in support of fellow employees

Nominations will be accepted from all faculty and staff. The nomination screening process will commence in April and the award recipient will be announced in May. The award recipient will receive

  • A personalized award
  • A $1,000 gift