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A. Jane Morton Award Nominations

Contributed by: Adam McLachlan
Published: Tuesday, 05 December 2017 12:00 PM

Nominations for the 2018 A. Jane Morton Award for Excellence in Staff Performance are now being accepted.

Each year an honoree for this award is selected from a group of nominated active full-time exempt and non-exempt staff personnel who have been university employees for at least five years. The award recognizes a continual demonstration of outstanding efforts of one person to all segments of the university community.

A. Jane Morton was employed by the Office of Academic Research and Sponsored Programs (now the Sponsored Programs Administration) for 25 years. Jane was more than dedicated to her job responsibilities, had extensive knowledge of virtually all the academic disciplines on campus, and was active in numerous Ball State organizations. Jane developed a format for an in-service training program for new employees; helped revise the Secretarial Procedures Handbook; was concerned with salary and employee benefits of staff personnel; was involved in church activities; and, also volunteered many hours to WIPB and Ball Memorial Hospital. Her legacy to Ball State University is an award that annually recognizes one active staff employee for best emulating her expectations of excellence through service.

This year the award will be presented at the Staff Recognition and Retirement Program on Thursday, April 19. The A. Jane Morton award honoree will receive a framed and engraved print and a monetary award of $1000. All nominees receive a complimentary ticket for the program where they will each be presented with a book of their nomination and support letters.

If you know someone like Jane and would like to see this person honored by the university and his or her peers, please submit your nomination. Any university employee (co-workers, supervisor, faculty, or retiree) may nominate an eligible staff member for this award.

The nomination form can be found here.

It is the responsibility of the nominator to submit all required materials, including additional letters of support as outlined on the nomination form. All materials are due by 4:00pm on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Send nomination packets to:

A. Jane Morton Award Committee

C/O Adam McLachlan

Hargreaves Music Building Room 205


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