Founder's Day Award
"You Don’t Win It, You Earn It!”
Criteria: The Founder’s Day Award celebrates and recognizes Bentley employees who have had a significant, positive impact on the Bentley community over time. Each one of us can impact Bentley in very different ways given the differences in our jobs and the different strengths we each bring to work every day. Some people might nominate a co-worker who they believe goes “above and beyond” his or her job, or who “bleeds Bentley blue.” Others might look for specific attributes or accomplishments. Thus, the Founder’s Day Selection Committee considers a variety of criteria and does not define exact attributes or achievements of a Founder’s Day Award recipient. Factors the Selection Committee may consider when reviewing nominations include (in no particular order):
Eligibility: All current staff employees (full-time and part-time, union and non-union) are eligible to be nominated for and to be selected as a Founder’s Day Award recipient, except for members of the Selection Committee and members of the President’s Cabinet.
The 2012 Selection Committee consists of the last five winners (Ron Ardizzone, Leslie Doolittle, Ruth Horwitz, Mary Todesco, and Erika Vardaro) and three members of HR (Ann Dexter, Rashmi Karki, and Sandy Smith). Cabinet members are: Gloria Larson, Earl Avery, Paul Clemente, Ann Dexter, Dan Everett, Judy Malone, Joann McKenna, Mike Page, David Perry, Andrew Shepardson, Bill Torrey, and Chip Wiggins.
Nominating Process: Any current Bentley employee (including faculty and employees who are not eligible to be nominated) can nominate any current Bentley staff employee. Nominations can be made via a Qualtrics survey that will be distributed through the Faculty/Staff distribution list. Nominees will be notified that they have been nominated.
Selection Process: There will be a Selection Committee consisting of the last five Founder’s Day Award winners and three representatives from Human Resources. The Selection Committee will review all nominations and will select one or more Founder’s Day recipients.
Award: Nominees and award recipient(s) will be recognized at a university-wide celebration. The award recipient(s) will each receive a cash prize of $1,000 (grossed up to cover applicable taxes and withholdings).