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Spirit of Excellence winners -- February

February 'Spirit of Excellence' winners recognized

Four Auburn University employees have been recognized as Spirit of Excellence recipients for the month of February.

They are: Kimberly B. Ford for office administration excellence in the theatre/College of Liberal Arts; Sheila P. Hooks for service and maintenance excellence in the Student Center; Donna W. Tucker for administrative and professional excellence in Risk Management; and Christopher E. Cox for technical and paraprofessional excellence in information and instructional technology/Veterinary Medicine.

Spirit of Excellence is a monthly award from Human Resources which recognizes employees who perform above the requirements of their position to improve service, quality, and the department’s image; exemplify professionalism and dedication to excellent service by putting forth extra effort; provide outstanding contributions of significance to the University or department’s mission; achieve accomplishments that exceed normal expectations; or have outstanding business contributions of significance. Monthly winners are eligible to receive the Employee of the Year Award, announced at the annual Employee Recognition Award ceremony in the spring.

To nominate an employee, a form must be completed and submitted to the following address: Spirit of Excellence Award, Department of Human Resources, 1550 E. Glenn Avenue, Auburn, AL 36849. Nominations must be received by the 15th of each month and will remain in effect for a period of one year from the date submitted.

The nomination form is available at

Aubie with a participant at last year's Administrative Professional Day

Save the dates for upcoming Employee Relations events

The official start of spring is several weeks away, but it's not too early to begin thinking about three Employee Relations events which will take place between April and June:

  • The Administrative Professional Day Conference will take place on Wednesday, April 26.  This year's theme is "A Focus on Diversity."
  • Employee Recognition Day is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24, at the Student Center.  More than 500 employees will be recognized this year.
  • Family Fun Day is set for Wednesday, June 14, at Ham Wilson Arena.

Human Resources will share additional information about each of these events in the next few weeks.  

Auburn Young Professionals from Human Resources

HR well represented at Young Professionals kickoff

Four members of the Auburn University Human Resources team participated in the Auburn Young Professionals kickoff event, which was held at the Moore's Mill Club on January 31, 2017. We were proud to be represented by Bailey Burdg, Compensation and Classification Specialist; Angela Love, Employee Relations Specialist, and Takisha Brown and Arlene Brown, Employment Specialists. For additional information about the program, which is open to professionals between the ages of 21 and 40, contact Anna Hovey at

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Spirit of Excellence award winners for January 2017

January 'Spirit of Excellence' winners announced  

Four Auburn University employees were recognized as Spirit of Excellence winners for January 2017 for their significant contributions to the University.  To read additional information about the most recent winners, visit 

Last updated: 03/03/2017