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Employee Recognition



Utica College recognizes employees for their hard work and dedication with awards presented in the spring of each year.  To view a complete listing of the award winners, please click on the underline subject.

SCT Award Winners

The Secretarial, Clerical, Technical (SCT) Recognition award, dates back to 1986. Award winners are recognized for their attitude, conscientious/flexibility, reliability, and initiative. To be eligible for the SCT Award, an employee must have completed one year of service. Employees are nominated by their peers in the spring of each year and the winners are announced at the Annual Recognition Party. Winners receive a certificate and monetary gift.

Professional Staff Award Winners

Initiated in 2001, employees are recognized for their individual contribution to the professional services of Utica College, as well as their demonstrated creativity, initiative, and human relation skills. Employees are nominated by their peers in the spring of each year and the winners are announced at the Annual Recognition Party. Winners receive a certificate and monetary gift.

Virgil Crisafulli Distinguished Teaching Award

Instituted in 1974 through a gift from a friend of the College, the Crisafulli award is considered Utica College's finest tribute to a faculty member. Today, the Crisafulli Fund for the Faculty underwrites the award, which has been given to a number of faculty members, including Professor Crisafulli. To date, a total of 33 faculty members have received the prestigious award, which is presented at the commencement ceremony. Colleagues and students nominate faculty members for the award. A selection committee makes its choice on the basis of demonstrated teaching excellence over a period of at least five years.

Harold T. Clark Jr. Award for Distinguished Scholarship and Professional Accomplishment

Named for Harold "Tom" Clark, this award is given annually to a professor at Utica College who exemplies the highest traditions of scholarship. A 1965 graduate of Utica College, Tom Clark is a former member of the UC Foundation, and past chairman of the UC Board of Trustees.  He endowed the fund for the purpose of recognizing and encouraging faculty creative accomplishments.

Diversity Award

Each year, the Utica College Diversity Committee presents a Certificate of Recognition for "Excellence in Fostering a Diverse Campus Community." The certificate recognizes the dedicated individuals who work tirelessly to promote diversity at Utica College by fostering a welcoming and inclusive campus community through their lived philosophy, individual actions, and collaborative efforts.

The Utica College Diversity Committee has established two Certificates. One Certificate will be given to a College employee (faculty, staff, or auxiliary staff employee), and one Certificate will be given to a student (undergraduate, graduate, on-campus, or distance). To view the winners, please click on Diversity Award.