Technical Service Achieving Excellence Award

The Technical Service Achieving Excellence Award recognizes a technical service employee in Housing and Food Services for exemplary performance, teamwork, commitment, and productivity.


A full-time technical service employee who has worked in or supported Housing and Food Services for at least one year is eligible for this award. This is an individual award and is not designed for teams. Award recipients will not be eligible to be considered for nomination two years in a row.

Selection Process

A director serving as chair, plus a seven-member awards committee—consisting of two University Park Housing technical service employees, two University Park Food Service technical service employees, two Campus Technical Service Employees and the previous year's award recipient—will select a finalist who demonstrates some or all of the following characteristics:

  • job performance
  • professionalism
  • sensitivity to diverse populations
  • ability to cooperate with others and work on a team
  • enthusiasm
  • productivity
  • interest in professional development
  • demonstrates exemplary customer service


The recipient will be presented with a personalized Nittany Lion statue and a monetary award—and will have his or her name displayed on a plaque in the lobby of the Housing and Food Services Building.

Read the FAQ's for more information on the nomination process and considerations.


Any customer or staff employee who works in or supports Housing and Food Services can nominate one or more persons for this award each year.