Monthly Staff Recognition Award

Many USC staff employees exemplify dedicated and consistent service that genuinely enhances our quality of life at the university. To recognize these extraordinary people, the Staff Assembly and Staff Club jointly offer the monthly Staff Recognition Award.

Winners are recognized at Staff Assembly general meetings and receive a check and a framed certificate of appreciation signed by the university president and presidents of both Staff Assembly and Staff Club.

You may nominate any benefits-eligible staff member employed at least 50% who has not already received the award.

Award criteria

  • Demonstrable outstanding job performance
  • Dedication and willingness to assist in problem solving beyond job requirements (“going the extra mile”)
  • Positive attitude and generally cheerful disposition
  • Sharing of personal expertise to enhance university environment
  • Commitment to the USC Code of Ethics

To nominate a candidate for the award:

  1. Complete our fillable PDF nomination form
  2. Attach a letter detailing how candidate meets the award criteria
  3. Attach two additional letters of recommendation, one of which must come from USC staff or faculty
  4. Submit packet of materials to Jeanne Weiss, THH 422, MC 4352

Current Award Winners


Xue-Jiao Luo
Systems Analyst I
Norris Cancer Center


Loc Lam
HVAC Technician


Susana Cervantes
Procurement Specialist
Dornsife Business Office


Portrait of David DonaldsonDavid Donaldson
Computer Services Consultant II
Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy


Portrait of Gerrielyn S RamosGerrielyn S. Ramos
Administrative Assistant
Electrical Engineering-Systems


Portrait of Maribel LepeMaribel Lepe
Budget Business Technician
Government and Civic Engagement


Portrait of Sheel BhureSheel Bhure
Programmer Analyst IV
Student Information Systems