Staff Council

Staff Recognition


You can nominate a staff member any time of the year! You can tell us who you nominate for Staff Member of the Month. And you can tell us you nominate for Staff Member of the Year (Nominations closed for 2017).

Staff Member of the Month


Each month an SPU staff member is designated the Staff Member of the Month. Nominated by their peers and selected by Staff Council, these staff members exemplify service to the University, showing leadership in their staff role and elsewhere.

Staff Member of the Month

Meet the June 2017 SPU Staff Member of the Month: Kimberly Petersen, career counselor in the Center for Career and Calling.

Nominate an SPU staff member for Staff Member of the Month

Previous Staff Members of the Month


2017 Staff Members of the Year


Jenn Wilson and John Glancy

John Glancy, director of 125th Anniversary Celebration, was recognized as Exempt Staff Member of the Year. Said one nomination: “John faithfully and humbly serves this community, helping every department on countless projects — going above and beyond his ’actual job description‘ but without ever expecting praise — and even humbly deflecting it when received.” Congratulations, John!


Jenn Wilson, program coordinator in the Center for Scholarship and Facility Development, was recognized as the Oral V. Hemry Non-Exempt Staff Member of the Year. Said one nomination, “Jenn has taken on increasing responsibilities over the past year and a half, such that now she is providing an unprecedented level of leadership in almost every aspect of our operations ... she has a positive, relaxed, can-do attitude that inspires our team and keeps us on an even keel.” Congratulations, Jenn!

Previous Staff Members of the Year

Nominate a Staff Member of the Year (non-exempt or exempt) *Nominations closed for 2017*

About these awards
Each year, two Seattle Pacific University staff members are selected to receive recognition for their outstanding contributions to the SPU community. The awards include the Oral V. Hemry Non-Exempt Staff Person of the Year and the Exempt Staff Person of the Year. Awards are announced and presented at the Staff Recognition’s Forum each May. Learn more about these awards.