The UShine Award
The UShine Award is presented monthly to a UND staff member who went above and beyond, with an annual award chosen each May!
UND faculty, staff, students and public are encouraged to nominate and recognize a UND Staff member who did something special or extraordinary to assist a colleague, supervisor, student or family.
All UShine award winners receive a certificate during a surprise presentation with fellow co-workers recognizing their effort and a one time $50 bonus added to their next paycheck. Recipients from May of the previous year thru April of the current year are eligible for a one time annual award of $250 which is presented at the Staff Recognition Luncheon in May.
2019 Annual UShine Award Winner
UND Staff Senate is proud to announce the 2019 Annual UShine Award Winner, Angela
Holkesvig, Accounting Specialist for UND Housing. This year’s award winner is a prime
example of the type of person and UND employee who demonstrates the qualities and
expectations of the UShine Award. She was recognized at the Staff Recognition Ceremony
and was given a certificate and $250! The following is what has risen her to the top
for this UShine award.
Angela volunteered to be the chair for Staff Recognition Committee for 2018-19. Since she took this position, there have been nothing but improvements. The easy thing would have been to go and do the same old things from prior years but instead she decided to rewrite the position. The time she has put into the small details have made the annual Staff Employee Recognition Week (SERW) and Spring Fling BBQ and Breakfast extraordinary. She has gone out of her way to secure a $1,000 donation from Johnson Control, secure over 70 door prize donations for Spring Fling, paid for decorations out of pocket and created step by step guidelines for future chairs! She ensures everything comes together perfectly to show all UND staff that they are appreciated.
Not only has she put extra time into our Appreciation Events, she also makes the UShine award something to see. Once the monthly recipient is chosen, Angie researches the winner to put that extra little touch. Out of her own pocket, Angie buys little gifts from pop, snacks, frosting, and even more personalized things like a Hello Kitty Airplane for Linda Grinde and a Baby Dumbbell rattle for Matt Lukach! And don’t forget the music like “You Have a Friend in Me” for Will Martin and “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Joni, Paula Cox’s favorite bad! These little details really help show the UShine winner how much time and thought she puts into this award and shows how valuable and appreciated their contributions are to UND. She really goes out of her way to make someone feel appreciated!
UShine Award Nomination Form
All UND staff members are eligible to receive this award. To nominate a fellow UND employee for the monthly UShine Award, please complete the form below. If you have any questions, please contact UND.staffsenate@UND.edu.
Nominations received by the 15th of the month will be considered in the current month, all others will be held until the following month. All nominations remain under consideration for six months.